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Binyamin Ali

Blue compass
Universally recognized authenticity checks, price points created by non-arbitrary forces and a way to reward those already farming sustainably are needed – this is a market with a lot left to prove.
The firm secured a 27.4% IRR when it exited its €15m timberland fund in December 2019 and is now targeting a €100m vehicle with a €200m hard-cap.
The food production technique comfortably counts pensions and sovereign wealth funds among its backers, while government and multinational interest undoubtedly lends credibility.
Protein, cattle, beef, livestock
Quirch has a strong customer base among small supermarkets and independent chains and the Colorado Boxed Beef acquisition will give it exposure to national US chains.
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From Turkey to the US, private equity is eyeing up opportunities across the world and throughout the value chain, with little sign of a diminishing appetite.
Toronto Skyline
Bonnefield president and CEO Tom Eisenhauer explains why investors need to commit to ag now, his firm’s reasons for steering clear of an own-and-operate strategy and the impact of covid-19.
ECBF Management general partner Michael Brandkamp says the fund has an IRR “above 20 percent” and hopes to sign five new investors to double the vehicle’s €82m first close size.
Criterion Africa Partners’ managing director George McPherson says Fund I has ‘underperformed’ so far and presented the firm with several learning outcomes that will be put into practice in Fund II.
Wall Street sign, New York
Public market flotations by highly coveted and well-funded ag start-ups have followed in the footsteps of Beyond Meat’s 2019 IPO, adding to the growing signs of industry maturity.
Investments are expected to irrigate roughly 700,000 acres of farmland, lead to increased food output and security, and export opportunities for stakeholders.
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