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Apollo looking for agribusiness for $2.8bn natural resources fund – exclusive

Apollo is still building on its platform Pinnacle, which acquires and scales up agri inputs businesses, but will look opportunistically at other agribusiness assets with its latest fund.

Gratitude Railroad and Blackdirt Capital launch $40m impact livestock JV

Impact investment firm Gratitude Railroad is targeting $40m to invest in organic dairy and beef operations in the US south-east.

Nigerian SWF and Old Mutual launch $200m agri fund

UFF managing director Duncan Vink says the fund will look to invest in on-farm improvements and scaling up for smallholders.

IFC invests in Brazilian ethanol producer

The funding will go into expanding CerradinhoBio's production capacity for sugar ethanol and bio-based electricity.

Gladstone acquires $11.4m Colorado hay farm

The purchase brings diversity to the farmland REIT's portfolio, which is focused on horticultural crops.

CalPERS increases investment manager discretion in real assets

Key members of staff can now make larger forestry investments without committee approval.

Low permanent crop prices could drag down valuations

Aberdeen senior investment manager Ryan Sullivan says growing investor interest should bolster permanent crop prices against dramatic falls.

Agtech investment down from record highs in first half of 2016

After VC investors flooded the agtech sector with a record $4.6bn in 2015, this year has seen a decline reflecting a broader slowdown in venture funding.

Dubai hydroponic company enters US market

Pegasus Agri-tech, one of the largest hydroponic farm owners and operators in the MENA region, is to build a facility in Florida.

Gladstone offering $25m in preferred stock

The REIT has also added a 70-acre strawberry farm in Florida to its portfolio.
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