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Chris Janiec is Americas Editor at Agri Investor. Based in New York, Janiec coordinates coverage of private investment into global food and agriculture with colleagues in London. Previously, Janiec covered non-bank capital markets for PEI’s Private Debt Investor, taught international relations and US foreign policy at China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing and worked as an analyst of petroleum and shipping markets in New York.
Partner Chris Mitchell says the response to challenges presented by covid-19 could help determine the pace and focus of regional ag sectors’ further development.
Tom Sarno says Hancock’s timber unit is working to expand capabilities in areas including watershed services, nutrient trading and various forms of mitigation.
The University of Illinois professor says growing global production and uncertainties surrounding trade and income helped produce the first negative quarterly cumulative farmland return recorded by NCREIF in 19 years.
The AgIS Farmland Club Fund will target gross IRR of 8-12% though up to 10 investments focused on permanent crops.
Executive secretary Gary Harbin says KTRS expects its separate account to yield an 8% annual return when measured over an envisioned 30- to 50-year hold period.
The Series B shares will pay an 8 percent annual dividend and were offered as part of deal that gives SunOpta the option to call on a second tranche of $30m from Oaktree and Engaged Capital before mid-July.
Chief investment officer Ross Iverson says a global focus on liquidity is likely to make closed-end fundraising markets challenging over the next 18 months.
CubicFarms chief executive Dave Dinesen says Ospraie’s portfolio includes ideal customers for the start-up’s undulating path automated growing systems.
The Leading Harvest initiative was driven by a working group that included Nuveen/Westchester, Hancock Natural Resources Group and Cottonwood Ag Management, among others.
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The vehicle will focus on healthy food and related supply chains – chief investment officer Ross Iverson said future efforts may broaden to include other elements of health and wellness.
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