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German in-store farming start-up gets $25m backing

London-based Balderton Capital led the Series A funding, which Infarm will use to expand its network across Europe.

Permanent crops to buoy Australian deals in 2018, says CBRE

Sheep and horticultural assets will be the hot-ticket items that continue to draw investor interest in Australian ag, the real estate firm predicts.

Blockchain-powered lending arrives to rural Brazil

Moeda is making its first investments in 18 Brazil-based agricultural co-operatives following a $20m initial coin offering last August.

Bridgepoint-backed Peyman secures €32m EBRD loan

The Turkish dried fruits and nuts company will use the cash infusion to build a new production facility in Eskişehir.

Thunder Bay project points to the future of forestry

FPInnovations and Resolute Forest Products are launching a $17m venture that will produce bio-chemicals derived from wood, as part of an effort to renew the forest products industry.

AfDB channels $101m to Angola’s ag

The funds will be used to build enabling infrastructure, including 750 hectares of irrigation systems, in Cabinda Province, improving smallholders’ access to agricultural inputs and credit.

Canada invests $5m in PE-backed irrigation tech company

Hortau is also sponsored by Avrio Ventures and Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins, a subsidiary of the Business Development Bank of Canada.

Ex-High Liner CEO to head Bregal-backed Blue Harvest

The seafood company was launched three years ago, with US buyout firm Bregal Partners acting as sponsor.

ADM Capital pours $9.4m into Kazakh dairy

The Hong Kong-based firm, which bills itself as the most active PE investor in the Central Asian nation, will acquire a controlling stake in Aina Dairy Farm.

Sofiprotéol raises €100m from new and existing investors

Arkéa and Groupama are among those that helped the French agri investment firm raise its equity capital to €440m.