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Middleland Capital joins 3 VCs in Groundwork BioAg Series B round

Co-investors include ICV, a venture capital firm partners with entrepreneurs in Israel, SRK Management and F&C Climate Opportunity Partners.

CDC on the hunt for agri investment director

The search comes amid CDC's plans to extend the range of its activities to include direct equity investing and direct lending alongside its fund selection business.

Gladstone buys 850 acres in California to plant almond orchard

Gladstone has plans to transform the 850 acre land, which is currently used to grow wine grapes, into an almond orchard.

Russia and China launch $10bn agribusiness fund

Russia and China are creating a $10bn Russian-Chinese Far East Agribusiness Development Fund to invest in agribusiness.

Advantage Capital leads $12m investment in organic herbs producer

ACAP made investment into a certified organic herbs producer alongside food and agriculture equity groups Middleland Capital and S2G Ventures.

UBS AgriVest raises $82.5m amid deal slowdown

UBS AgriVest's 2006 vintage open-ended vehicle has raised $82.5m of new money over the last year, reflecting modest investment levels, with volatile land prices and increased competition stifling deal activity.

Riverside makes add-on acquisitions for animal health company

Animal health delivery systems company Simcro has bought ISL Animal Health and NJ Phillips.

Australian Sustainable Agriculture Fund posts profit, eyes expansions

The fund was launched in 2010 and backed by superannuation funds including AustralianSuper, the Australian Catholic Superannuation and Retirement Fund and Auscoal Super.

Israeli agtech start-up raises seed funding from Lool Ventures

Farm Dog, an agtech company producing sensors and analytical software for farmers in Europe and the US, bagged $750,000 in seed funding with Lool Ventures leading the round.

Challenges ahead but Australian beef industry’s future is bright

Key fundamentals for a strong Australian beef sector including strong international demand, constrained global supply, a depreciating dollar and trade agreements are falling into place.
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