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Agri-logistics emerging as attractive new asset class for investors

Businesses and properties associated with food production and distribution attract growing interest from private equity funds, real estate investors and more traditional agri investors.

Kilter Rural CEO: Environment can benefit from ag investing

Cullen Gunn says investing in agriculture and improving the environment can be achieved simultaneously as his firm continues targeting A$500m for its Australian Farmlands Fund.

MTAA Super and Tasplan in talks to create A$22bn fund

The two industry superfunds hope to increase returns and lower fees for members through efficiencies gained in the merger.

Cotton growers in Murray-Darling Basin offer A$100m of water entitlements for sale

The group of farming families is offering a buyer the chance to return the water to the environment.

Four takeaways from Agri Investor’s Australia Forum

This year’s conference saw more LPs than ever before, as agriculture continues to grow as an asset class.

OTPP’s Goodfellow: ‘I’ve always preferred own-and-operate model in Australian ag’

The CEO of the pension's Australian ag portfolio told Agri Investor's Melbourne Forum it is looking to diversify its holdings by both geography and sector after building significant market positions in almonds and avocados.

EXEO Capital reaches $146m final close on second Africa-focused agribusiness fund

Agri-Vie Fund II falls just short of $150m target but EXEO managing partner Herman Marais says food and agri remains a ‘logical entry point’ for long-term investors who want exposure to Africa.

CPC sells second property to Cleveland Agriculture in A$30m deal

Terra Firma-owned Consolidated Pastoral Company has offloaded the 246,000-hectare Ucharonidge Station, the eighth deal since its portfolio divestment began in 2018.

NCREIF: Drought sees Australian returns dip in Q1 as annualized returns remain strong

Capital appreciation returns continue to grow in permanent farmland thanks to the rising value of water entitlements – but dry conditions have hurt returns elsewhere.

‘Against all odds’ that Australian winter crop will hit five-year average: Rabobank

The banks predicts dry conditions will lead to a below-average winter crop despite a slight year-on-year raise in area planted.
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