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Data security more important than returns for LPs

Reliable data security measures are more important than returns or fee alignment to LPs, according to the annual CFA survey on investor trust.

KAI plans grains, cotton, citrus trees on Carlton Plains

The development is the first stage of the Chinese company’s plans for a 10,000 hectare agri development on Carlton Plains, which it acquired from Terra Firma-owned Consolidated Pastoral Company last year.

Irish companies receive €3.1m to tackle fish discards

The joint investment by the EU and Irish governments will help companies invest in cold storage to comply with the EU's fish discards ban as well as boost production of farmed seafood.

Arlon takes stake in Brazilian dairy company

The food and agri private equity firm has acquired a minority stake in Betânia.

New Zealand lands record avocado crop

New Zealand’s avocado industry recorded its highest ever volume and value levels last season, with growing global demand attracting investors to the fruit.

Monsanto’s venture arm leads $24m Series C

The firm co-led the round in biologicals start-up NewLeaf Symbiotics alongside Otter Capital, bringing capital raised by the company to nearly $50m.

Mekong Capital to sell stake in $200m Loc Troi

The Vietnam-focused private equity firm is selling its shares in Vietnamese crop chemicals company Loc Troi in a listing that will value the company at $200m.

SigmaBleyzer exits Romanian dairy producer

The Eastern Europe-focused investor has exited Covalact after the deal with French dairy group Lactalis was approved by Romania's competition council.

Temasek and Unigrains back €150m investment in Boortmalt

The Singapore sovereign wealth fund and the French agri-business investor were joined in their backing of the French malting business by sugar co-operative Tereos.

EGI takes stake in Tillridge-backed ILTA Grain

Equity Group Investments has acquired a stake in ILTA Grain, a Canadian processor and exporter of pulse crops backed by Tillridge Global Agribusiness Partners.

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