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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.
The open-ended fund plans to devote 20% of its investments to farmland infrastructure and timber investments in the US, LatAm, Europe and Australasia.
The pension has been drawn to ag because the pandemic showed the importance of the food supply chain and few investors are targeting the opportunity.
Head of global market development Ben Allen says partnerships like the one established with Anheuser-Busch in 2019 could come to play a bigger role than direct sales as carbon farming develops.
Managing partner David Chattleton says larger pools of capital are ‘slowing coming back to agriculture’ after a few years away.
Founder of KKR-backed RES Elliott Bouillion says a collaborative effort to operate assets and explore opportunities in Georgia shows the key role knowledge of local conditions plays in mitigation markets.
Nicole Neeman Brady says Sustainable Development Acquisition Corp will build on the 'marriage' between Renewable Resources Group and Capricorn Investments developed over eight collaborative investments since 2006.
Research associate Zoe Willingham says the government’s role in the Farm Credit System means lenders have a responsibility to help strengthen climate resilience of ag credit.
Senior market development manager Nick Reinke says the negotiated sale is “related to, but independent from” a broader relationship with the software provider established after a competitive process last year.
Founder Sara Menker says the climate risk analysis platform’s $85m Series B comes at a time when ‘economies are getting creative’ as they seek to fall in line with expected new rules.
Tim O’Laughlin has assumed a California-based position to focus on new initiatives for Mahi Pono and PSP affiliate Pomona Farming.
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