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Future meat tax ‘highly probable’

An investor group vocal about environmental issues says food companies and their financial backers should use an internal ‘shadow price’ to account for future costs applied to protein production.

Oaktree-backed AGRO Merchants buys Grocontinental

The US company's deal for the UK-based cold storage provider is its third European acquisition this year.

NZ Super’s CEO to step down

After a successful 10 years at the helm of the sovereign wealth fund, Adrian Orr is returning to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, this time as governor.

PE-backed Hydrofarm expands north of the border

Six months after receiving equity investments led by Serruya Private Equity, the California-based hydroponics wholesaler has acquired two Canadian companies.

NZ Super names new head of external investments

The sovereign wealth fund has selected one of its portfolio managers to replace Fiona Mackenzie in a role that includes overseeing some ag and timber holdings.

Mt Schanck sells for more than $40m

Thomas Foods, the largest family-owned meat processing company in the country, has bought the sheep and cattle station in one of South Australia’s biggest agribusiness deals.

Former Fonterra chairman to head Rabobank Australia

A year after being named chairman of Rabobank New Zealand, Henry van der Heyden will succeed Bill Gury to head the bank’s Australia board.

‘Record number’ of NZ dairy farms expected to hit market

Aging farmers, difficult climatic conditions and an increase in compliance issues are among the factors that will nourish dealflow, research suggests.

Red tape bogs down EU agricultural support

A simpler planning process and a greater focus on results are needed if EU rural development spending is to become more efficient and targeted, the European Court of Auditors says.

Ecotierra launches $50m sustainability fund, eyes Q1 2018 close

The agroforestry developer has partnered Quebec’s Fondaction and France's Mirova to target projects aimed at mitigating deforestation and land degradation in Latin America.