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Zero Mass Water and Tony Arnerich Featured on KGW News!

“At first glance, it might look like a new set of solar panels going up at this Northeast Portland office building, but take a closer look and you’ll notice these panels look a little different,” begins KGW environmental reporter Keely Chalmers, who came out to the 3×5 Partners/Fishpeople Seafood building to report on the installation of three Zero Mass Water hydropanels. She interviewed Tony Arnerich, managing partner of 3×5 and CEO of Arnerich Massena, about the Source hydropanels and Zero Mass Water’s revolutionary work. In the interview, Tony explains how the solar panels create drinking water out of the humidity in the air using only solar electricity. Read more »

Fishpeople Seafood Named a Finalist in the Natural Products Expo East!

The New Hope Network has noticed Fishpeople Seafood, one of the private equity investments made by 3×5 Partners, LLC, an Arnerich Massena Approved Manager and affiliate. Fishpeople’s Ready, Set, Salmon! meal has been named a finalist in the Natural Products Expo East 2018 NEXTY awards in the “Best new meat, dairy, or animal-based product,” thanks to its innovation and sustainability. And New Hope Network lists Fishpeople as one of the top 9 trends in natural products this year: “these nine red-hot trends rising at Expo East represent how manufacturers are cultivating positive change in the world.” Read more »

Arnerich Massena Sponsors Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) Food & Beverage Showcase 2018

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) is hosting their signature event this year, a Food & Beverage Showcase, on October 2, 2018 at the Leftbank Annex. While OEN’s Angel Oregon event was put on hiatus this year, the Food & Beverage Showcase promises similar excitement, with entrepreneurs, distributors, investors, retailers, and more in one place to showcase the amazing Oregon food and beverage industry. This year, companies will pitch their products in the hopes of winning a prize package, which include shelf space at retailer Green Zebra, legal and accounting services, and design and packaging services. We’re pleased to sponsor this event, and look forward to a delicious day of culinary innovation. Read more »

Fishpeople Seafood Featured in Middle Market Growth

Middle Market Growth’s September/October issue includes a feature about Fishpeople Seafood as it explores its headline trend, “Consumers Craving Fresh, Healthy Ingredients Are Influencing M&A Strategies.” Fishpeople Seafood, one of the private equity investments made by 3×5 Partners, LLC, an Arnerich Massena Approved Manager and affiliate, illustrates this new vogue perfectly, bringing consumers sustainably caught, traceable seafood products they can feel good about. S.A. Swanson’s article notes that “today, more than 6,000 stores sell its product lines, which have expanded to include frozen seafood meals, pre-cooked salmon and salmon jerky.” Read more »

Investing in What We Need: Food/Agriculture

Food is as critical to human survival as water, and sustaining an expanding population will require exponentially more efficient food production and sourcing. The United Nations estimates that the current global population of 7.3 billion people will grow to 9.7 billion by 2050. Life expectancy has also increased significantly among poorer countries and is expected to continue trending upward. What all of this means, of course, is that we have a growing number of mouths to feed. It’s estimated that agricultural productivity will need to rise by at least 60% to meet the needs of the global population by 2050.1 Production in developing countries, where population growth will be highest, will need to nearly double.2 Read more »

Investing in What We Need: Life Sciences

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Gandhi

Humans are encountering a dichotomous situation in which we face both increasing threats to our wellbeing and rapidly emerging opportunities for improving it. Above and beyond the environmental threats mentioned in our unintended consequences blog post, we face additional threats to health through: Read more »

Major Indexes Add a New Sector to Combat Concentration: Communication Services Coming to the S&P 500

There’s no doubt that Technology stocks have dominated the U.S. large cap equity space. In past posts, we’ve discussed the concentration of the giant FAANG stocks and the fact that large cap equity indexes like the S&P 500 are heavily tilted toward the Technology sector, with tech making up 26% of the S&P 500.1 The industry has recognized the too-heavy tech weighting, and we are about to see a significant change to the sector structure. S&P Dow Jones and MSCI Indexes will be adding a new sector – Communications Services – and moving some of the tech giants, including Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Facebook, and Netflix, into this new sector. The Communications Services sector will replace its previously named counterpart, Telecommunications Services. Read more »

The Incredible Shrinking Stock Market: What’s Happening?

“In 1976, the United States had 4,943 firms listed on exchanges. By 2016, it had only 3,627 firms. From 1976 to 2016, the U.S. population increased from 219 million to 324 million, so the U.S. went from 23 listed firms per million inhabitants to 11.” This is the opening salvo of a new report from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) penned by Professor René Stulz, the Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics and director of the Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics at The Ohio State University. In the report, The Shrinking Universe of Public Firms: Facts, Causes, and Consequences, Professor Stulz looks at the shift in public stock markets and its larger impact on the economy. Read more »

Investing in What We Need: Resource Efficiency

The downsides of fossil fuels are becoming ever more apparent, as we battle pollution, search for new extraction methods, and worry about declining supply. The potential for alternative energy sources to meet our energy needs in the future is becoming extremely exciting.  Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates that renewable energy will capture most of the $11.5 trillion that will be invested in new power generation globally by 2050. 1 Read more »

Investing in What We Need: Water

  • Two-thirds of the world’s population is projected to face water scarcity by 2025.1
  • In some countries already, less than half the population has access to clean water. 2
  •  80% of all illness in the developing world is water-related.3

Water has no substitute. With water resources becoming more scarce and populations facing issues of pollution and drought, water is becoming a precious commodity. But unlike commodities such as gold or steel, water is essential for life. Every sector of the economy depends on water, from agriculture to industrial, and of course, we need it to survive on a daily basis. Read more »