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Planfarm relaunches $250m agri fund amid ‘very strong’ season for WA wheat belt

Western Australian Farm Investment Fund is targeting 13.5% IRR but has received little interest from domestic superannuation funds.

Consortium poised to take Capilano Honey private and push into China

Australia’s largest honey producer recommends Wattle Hill and Roc Capital’s joint bid, which values the company at $137m.

Australian ag lobbies join forces to boost farm gate value to $74bn

Agribusiness Australia’s CEO tells us the opportunity to invest in the country’s agriculture is ‘still strong’ as the group teams up with the National Farmers’ Federation to drive growth.

Majority of investment industry remains ‘Anglo-Celtic and male dominated’

Heavyweight Australian investors back a new workplace diversity initiative as LPs admit the issue is a factor in their investment decision-making.

How to seal off-market deals in the age of mandatory auctions

Select Equities hopes to raise A$100m from a majority of domestic investors before listing the Bio Fund at a 20% to 40% premium. We zoom in on the mechanics of the 'private-to-public' vehicle.

Blue Sky in discussions with Oaktree over ‘possible investment’

The Australian firm has received 'a lot of inbound approaches' regarding its private markets business since coming under attack from US short-seller Glaucus in March, says a company source.

Australian sellers give up on auctions due to costly foreign investment regulations

Requirement to be government-approved means overseas buyers face bill of up to A$100,000 before they can take part in farm sales.

Proterra ag firm puts $21m Australian properties on the block

One Tree Agriculture is offering the Goodiwindi aggregation for sale as a whole or in its three parts, making it a potential target for corporate or local buyers.

Flurry of inexperienced investors ‘creates opportunity’ in Australian agriculture

Laguna Bay Pastoral Company boss Tim McGavin says the firm will probably launch a successor vehicle to its A$280m Australia and New Zealand-focused fund 'in the next year or so.'

Australian wool producers urged to hedge against likely price cliff

Southern Aurora Markets anticipates the drop to happen 'anytime from now' as soaring prices end in 'demand destruction.'

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