Who we are

Forage Capital Partners provides growth capital to businesses along the entire agriculture and food industry value chain. Forage offers both growth equity and subordinated debt.

Forage’s experienced investors have spent the last 20 years investing in:

  • Crop inputs
  • Primary food production and processing
  • Equipment manufacturing
  • Branded food companies

The Forage team works closely with entrepreneurs and management on the type of capital required to help them grow and prosper in a global marketplace.

Areas targeted by Forage

Food processing and manufacturing

Crop inputs and fertilizer businesses

Manufacturers of farm equipment or food processing/monitoring equipment

Distribution, merchandising, and logistics companies

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Evoqua Water Technologies Enters into Partnership with Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc.

Collaboration to enable Sustainability and Circular Economy for Municipalities

PITTSBURGH, PA and VANCOUVER, BC– September 16, 2021 – Evoqua Water Technologies (NYSE: AQUA), a leader in mission-critical water treatment solutions, today announced the signing of an exclusive agreement with Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. The collaboration combines Ostara’s market-leading process solutions for nutrient recovery with Evoqua’s established water and wastewater treatment solutions to help municipalities recover nutrients and convert them into valuable fertilizers.

Under the agreement, Evoqua will lead the sales and implementation of Ostara’s unique nutrient recovery solutions into the North America and Western Europe municipal markets. Evoqua’s established project delivery resources provide additional strength to further accelerate the growing adoption of nutrient recovery solutions to mitigate the excessive richness of nutrients in lakes and other bodies of water. Nutrient recovery solutions such as these can convert the excessive nutrient loads into a usable, beneficial product.

“Ostara’s industry-leading technology for nutrient recovery is a natural fit with Evoqua’s extensive wastewater treatment portfolio,” said Hervé Fages, Evoqua’s Executive Vice President and President of the Applied Product Technologies Segment. “We are pleased to enhance our offering of sustainable solutions, providing our customers with the opportunity to recover valuable resources from their wastewater treatment process while helping to reduce operating costs and meet their sustainability and circular economy goals.”

“We are proud to partner with Evoqua, a trusted water treatment technology provider with global reach,” says Dan Parmar, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ostara. “This partnership leverages the resources of each party, allowing more rapid adoption of our nutrient recovery solutions into new market geographies as well as new market segments. Further, by combining Ostara’s and Evoqua’s proven complementary technologies, we can deliver complete resource recovery solutions through an integrated offering. It’s a true win-win partnership that also expands the production and distribution reach of our sustainable phosphorus-based Crystal Green® fertilizer.” For more information on Evoqua and Ostara’s nutrient recovery solutions, visit: www.evoqua.com/nutrientrecovery

About Evoqua Water Technologies
Evoqua Water Technologies is a leading provider of mission-critical water and wastewater treatment solutions, offering a broad portfolio of products, services, and expertise to support industrial, municipal, and recreational customers who value water. Evoqua has worked to protect water, the environment, and its employees for more than 100 years, earning a reputation for quality, safety, and reliability around the world. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company operates in more than 160 locations across ten countries. Serving more than 38,000 customers and 200,000 installationsworldwide, our employees are united by a common purpose: Transforming Water. Enriching Life.® To learn more, visit www.evoqua.com.

About Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc.
Ostara’s Crystal Green® fertilizers are the first slow-release phosphorus, magnesium and nitrogen fertilizers to release nutrients in response to plant demands; these Root-Activated™ granules are proven to increase yields, enhance soil health and significantly reduce phosphorus tie-up and runoff, thereby improving food security while protecting local waterways from nutrient pollution. In addition, the Company’s Pearl® technology recovers phosphorus and nitrogen from industrial, agricultural, and municipal water streams, and transforms these nutrients into its premium, sustainable Crystal Green® fertilizer which is sold into the agriculture and turf & ornamental sectors through a network of established blenders and distributors in North America and Europe. To learn more about Ostara’s revolutionary technologies, please visit ostara.com | crystalgreen.com.

Crystal Green is a trademark of Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc

Contacts:
Evoqua Water Technologies
Media:
Sarah Brown, 506-454-5495 (office) sarah.brown@evoqua.com

Investors:
Dan Brailer, 724-720-1605 (office) 412-977-2605 (mobile) dan.brailer@evoqua.com

Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc.
Matt Kuzma mkuzma@ostara.com

Forage Invests in Evoco Ltd.

Evoco Raises $5 Million (CAD) in Venture Capital

14 September 2021 – In its fifth year of operations, Evoco has raised $5 million CAD from Forage Capital Partners in its Series A fundraising. Based in Calgary, Forage is Canada’s most experienced group of growth equity investors focused on the Ag & Food industry.

Jason Robinson, CEO and Founder of Evoco said, “This investment will help Evoco develop new plant-based innovations while expanding our renewable technologies into new markets and continuing to build our team. As a cleantech company in a world desperate for more sustainable solutions, Evoco is on a rapid expansion to bring sustainable solutions to various consumer goods and industrial markets.”

“We are delighted to invest in Evoco as the company is leading the way in using agricultural and plant-based feedstocks for smarter and cleaner new materials that will benefit the world,” said Steven Leakos, Partner, Forage Capital Partners.

Evoco media contact: Kathryn Sheridan Sustainability Consult ks@sustainabilityconsult.com

About Evoco
Evoco is a privately-owned cleantech innovation company based in Toronto, Canada. Evoco is developing plant-based, renewable products to replace petrochemicals and harmful materials. Two of Evoco’s carbon-reducing technologies are commercial today: Cleansport NXT™, a probiotic-based natural odour control technology used in athletic products and footwear and FATES™, a high-performing, plant-based eco-foam currently used for insole and midsole in footwear.

Website: https://evocoltd.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/evocoltd
Twitter: https://twitter.com/evocolimited
Contact: info@evocoltd.com

About Forage Capital Partners
Forage Capital Partners is Canada’s most experienced team of Ag & Food investors, having managed over $500 million in commitments to the industry over the last 18 years. Forage Capital Ag & Food Business Solutions Fund works to provide its portfolio companies with the stability and flexibility they need to expand and adapt their business models during these challenging times. The fund will invest with creative business owners that are looking to capitalize on new and innovative opportunities that will emerge as the Canadian economy recovers and prospers. For more information on Forage Capital Partners, visit www.foragecapitalpartners.com.

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