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Matthieu Favas

Matthieu Favas is the editor of Agri Investor. He was previously the web editor of Infrastructure Investor, where he started in 2013 after a year as a reporter at Private Equity International. Prior to joining PEI he spent four years in the wine industry in London, Spain and Mongolia.

Meet the Chinese investor who’s putting France on edge

Keqin Hu, the chairman of a detergent and food conglomerate, has discreetly amassed hectares of French arable land. In the first of a series, we gather clues about the billionaire businessman.

LISTEN: Why ag salaries are on the rise

In our first podcast, we speak to Kincannon & Reed's Jos Boeren to find out who's hiring, what résumés they want to receive and whether LPs and GPs are starting to compete for talent.

Nigerian SWF-backed fund buys 3,500ha of farmland

The investment was made alongside ag manager UFF, in which South Africa's Old Mutual increased its share to 49% two years ago.

UK ag supplier into administration following takeover collapse

Countrywide Farmers has received 'varied expressions of interest' after its sale to a rival group was blocked by the regulator.

Who’s afraid of emerging markets?

Timber and ag investors seem more eager to travel to developing countries than peers in other asset classes. Why is that?

Indian farmers get boost from 2GW solar project

Dubbed the world's largest solar park, the $2.3bn Pavagada facility will lease land from struggling producers in an arid part of Karnataka state.

Exclusive: AgFunder looks beyond tech as it aims to become a full-fledged fund manager

The crowdfunding platform may launch larger funds and segregated accounts after unveiling its debut co-investment vehicle last month, said co-founder Michael Dean.

Why a Chinese investor is fast becoming France’s bête noire

A string of opaque land acquisitions has put the country’s farmers on edge. Should they be worried?

Michigan seeks to mop up milk surplus with $58m dairy factory

Producers in the state lost more than $164m last year, according to its agricultural department, at a time when the industry is slowly opening up to private equity.

Irish farmers fret over post-Brexit subsidy cliff edge

TJ Flanagan, chief executive of the country's Co-operative Organisation Society, says a hole in the EU budget is only one of many impacts Brexit will have on the sector. He details several potential remedies in an interview with Agri Investor.

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