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National Pension Service of Korea has been weighing up an investment in the timber sector for ‘a number of years,’ says Stafford Capital Partners managing partner Stephen Addicott.
Timberland, forestry, Sequoia forest
Managing director Olly Hughes tells Agri Investor about the decades-long tailwinds the firm sees in the timberland space and the expansion strategy it is on the cusp of executing.
The firm has set its sights on two funds that will invest across the UK and Northern Europe, with a further two targeting Australasia and potentially the US, says managing director Olly Hughes.
Fall armyworm
The agtech start-up received a $10m investment from the Gates Foundation to deliver a biodegradable version of its alternative input to smallholder farmers.
Green cabbage field, Nile, Africa
The African impact investor fell short of its $300m target but continues to target IRRs ‘in the twenties,’ says managing partner Stuart Bradley.
Eucaliptus trees, forestry, timberland
The asset class has seen a flurry of fund launch activity as its uncorrelated credentials and inherent sustainability chime with new and returning investors.
The firm has teamed up with SilviPar to launch a vehicle that will target low alterative use land in Paraguay to develop a 50,000 ha plantation.
Pulse Agri Investments and Tene Investment Funds plan to bolt on additional agtech services that will benefit from Ahern’s distribution network and established status.
A third of the fund’s returns will be derived from carbon credit sales marketed in New Zealand’s internal marketplace which is not open to foreign purchasers or credits.
Plastic bag with fish, ocean pollution
Aquapak has developed a plastic product that is three times as strong as the most commonly used plastic globally, and which is soluble and does not harm the environment.
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