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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.
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Ospraie Ag Science could opt to raise a dedicated fund or utilize alternative operating company structures, a source tells Agri Investor.
Founder of ‘crowdfarming’ platform says a need for portfolio resilience and desire to directly source fresh produce from local producers is drawing venture capital investors to sustainable ag.
Michael Lauher says he expects sustainability and technology to be key areas of focus for farmland managers and investors in the coming years.
A lawyer involved in one recent sale says NCH’s Romanian land holdings are too scattered throughout the country for a single buyer to acquire them, as was its preference.
Import and export restrictions, logistical delays and the spread of the virus itself are introducing new complexities to food supply chains, says Decernis chief executive Kevin Kenny.
Partner Jack McCarthy says the company’s deal-by-deal fundraising approach allows it to hold assets for periods longer than a typical farmland fund’s life.
President Steve Bruere says attractive post-covid-19 equity and bond prices have kept most institutional investors too busy to investigate farmland opportunities.
President and chair of ag industry bodies Chuck Conner says what is left of limited state resources must be allocated to processing H2A visas to avoid 'devastating impacts' on food production.
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Ken Mehlman says the $1.3bn vehicle will draw on KKR’s previous protein investments in Asia and support a focus on wastewater treatment in North America and Europe.
Prudential Agricultural Investments will target unlevered returns of between 6% and 10% through a focus on permanent crops.
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