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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.

When strawberries go south: A massive bankruptcy in California

In the first of a series of case studies, we look at what led to the collapse of Eclipse Berry Farms, which at its peak generated $230m in revenue from its growing operations.

British berry growers lament Brexit-induced labor drought

A large majority of producers already have trouble hiring seasonal workers and expect price hikes to kick in soon, according to a report by the sector’s industry body.

Is Australian ag about to run out of labor?

Panellists at our Australia Forum today said talent is becoming harder to come by at a time when investors are chasing a A$2bn deal pipeline.

Diversity a factor in Chicago Teachers’ decision to pass on Blackstone, Brookfield

But CIO Angela Miller-May stressed it wasn’t the clincher in its recent decision to allocate $50m with IFM Investors and Ullico Investment Advisors.

VicSuper CEO: How to do water well

Michael Dundon tells Agri Investor the A$20bn fund entered the asset class opportunistically but is now thinking about diversification. Here are some lessons for other supers looking to follow suit.

Running for cover

Sustainable forestry models have great environmental benefits. Do they also make commercial sense?

WATCH: Why LPs sell fund stakes

Committing to a closed-end fund takes effort and time. So why would LPs ever want to exit a vehicle before the end of its term? We ask Stephen Addicott, a timberland partner at Stafford Capital Partners.

Sweden to relax rules on unlisted investments for state pensions

The country’s four AP funds are one step closer to gaining more flexibility when investing in private markets.

Exclusive: SLM in final stretch of €60m debut Irish timber fundraising

The firm is one or two LPs away from being able to close the vehicle, investment director Darius Sarshar tells Agri Investor. We zoom in on the fund’s investor base, strategy and expected returns.

Unigrains-run Italian ag fund hits €40m first close

The French firm is the largest of about 10 LPs invested in the €50m vehicle, which will be run by the team that launched an agribusiness fund for Crédit Agricole in 2009.

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