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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.

AgCAP to launch dairy vehicle after reaping A$180m from debut fund sale

The fund manager has exited the last of 17 properties held by SAF, a fund owned by a group of Australian supers.

Why are US LPs so domestic?

Various indicators suggest institutional interest in agri is on the rise. Yet, so far, the appetite of the asset class’s largest investors does not extend much beyond their borders.

Make or Brexit for UK ag investors

Agriculture will undergo drastic transformation once Britain leaves the EU, and investors will experience some highs and lows along the way.

Exclusive: Craigmore targets US investors as it considers new structure for 2018

The $550m New Zealand-focused manager has appointed a family office and institutional investor specialist as strategic advisor to help expand its LP base. We spoke with chairman Nick Tapp to find out more.

Wild fisheries in deep water as aquaculture surges

Booming volumes and higher prices are buoying the prospects for farmed seafood, fresh research argues.

Top North American pensions’ ag portfolios to surpass $1bn in Australia

The sector has only recently emerged as an investable asset class, says Rawdon Briggs, Colliers International’s new rural & agribusiness chief, with Chinese capital also waiting in the wings.

Tricky terrain: The UK farmland market

With still much to be decided about Britain’s economic future outside the EU, uncertainty is weighing on deal volume and value. But there are unexpected winners, we explain in a couple of charts.

CITIC Agri Fund readies $2.65bn war chest for further takeovers

A portfolio company of the Chinese giant will be tasked with managing Dow’s Brazilian assets, which CITIC’s agri unit just bought for $1.1bn in a bid to “become global.”

SAF completes King Island portfolio sell-off with $45m exit

The transaction comes after the Australian super-owned vehicle agreed to divest 10 properties to a group of investors including TIAA-CREF for A$110m.

UK plans £500m agtech park as Brexit puts inward investment into focus

Start-ups from the US and Asia have already expressed interest in the project, which is set to welcome its first occupant by 2022, SmithsonHill managing director Emma Fletcher told Agri Investor.