Global investment group Stafford Capital Partners has announced the appointment of two agriculture executives, Marek Guizot and James Allen, who joined the London-based real assets division last month.
Asher Troppe, CEO of Tress Capital, a strategic private equity firm investing in the cannabis sector, spoke to Agri Investor about his firm’s investment strategy as major changes sweep through the sector and create opportunities.
The subsidiary of Canadian financial holding company Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited completed its IPO and acquired an indirect 42.2 percent interest in AFGRI, a South African agricultural services and food processing company.
PensionDanmark, PKA, ATP and Industriens Pension will contribute a total of DKK500 million to the newly-established and state-sponsored Danish Agriculture Capital fund.
The British government has agreed to contribute an additional £5m to support Rwanda’s strategic plan for the transformation of its agricultural sector.
Bullish on Australia’s agribusiness sector, PwC has hired a team of agri experts from PPB Advisory and has launched a new food safety assurance product.
The investment was made out of the Homestead Capital USA Farmland Fund II, which closed on its $400 million hard-cap in November.
Kenyan startup FarmDrive, the developer of a credit-scoring app for mobile phones connecting smallholder farmers to financing, has raised funding of an undisclosed sum from the Safaricom Spark Venture Fund.
Apollo Global Management has reportedly hired a group of investment banks and advisors to prepare for the sale of its Chuck E. Cheese business.
Agribusiness Latin America Fund II will primarily target investments in Brazil, with plans for secondary investments in Argentina, Peru, Chile and Colombia.