The Equilibrium Capital affiliate is currently seeking $400m in support of a strategy focused on blueberries, citrus and hazelnuts.
Training in farming practices and efficient water use will come as part of a $40m program designed to help aid the West African nation recover from civil war.
Information is becoming a prized commodity as farmers seek to attract institutional capital hungry for better reporting.
As public pensions are increasingly required to report on private fund fees, there is ‘a risk that the resulting data will not be comparable.’
Many managers are coming forward with ideas, but the lack of scalability, high fees and a short track record remain significant hurdles to the sector’s growth, says Frontier’s Martin Thompson.
The deal sponsor hopes to use IF&P Foods as a platform to build a regional produce distributor focused on the Midwest and surrounding areas.
The acquisition of Southern States Cooperative of Virginia will allow Cargill’s animal nutrition unit to expand service to customers on the US East Coast.
In the next 10 years, half of private equity managers will move to charging only on invested capital, predicts Richard Clarke-Jervoise, a partner at family office Stonehage Fleming.
The Canadian fund management firm expects to bring in up to C$500m by year end for an open-ended fund understood to follow an agricultural investing strategy modeled on that of PSP Investments.
Real Asset Portfolio Management, which has advised institutions on more than $1bn in agri investments, says farmland beat all other asset classes over the last 35 years by posting returns of 11.6%.