Smart, less risk averse and focused on the long term, family offices have what it takes to help build agriculture into a mainstream asset class. But for it to happen, the circle needs to widen.
Cultural sensitivity and many frequent-flyer miles played a role in the buyout firm’s shepherding of a kibbutz-oriented irrigation business to become a global market leader. We zoom in on the mechanics of the deal.
Aqua Capital managing partner Sebastian Popik tells Agri Investor how a ‘tsunami’ of political and economic turmoil in Brazil impacted the firm’s recent fundraising efforts.
The recent growth in farm real estate prices has more to do with the rising value of dwellings than a rebound in farm profitability, according to Farmer Mac.
By making agriculture ventures more productive, the rise of autonomous mobility promises to open up the market in counter-intuitive ways.
Eric Jackson, chief executive at AMERRA-linked Pipeline Foods, tells Agri Investor that he expects to bring in at least one direct institutional investor by the end of next year.
The $8.3bn pension has changed return benchmarks and earmarked one-fifth of its 7% real assets allocation for agriculture, timber and other natural resources investments.
Private capital has its eyes set on central Europe’s largest economy despite legislative uncertainty and a relative lack of scale, Abris partner Monika Nachyla tells Agri Investor.
With production soaring amid plateauing demand, ethanol prices are in for a global correction. Yet there are still investment opportunities left.
While area and yield increases continue to put pressure on prices, the fortunes of pulse farmers around the world are likely to depend on demand in the subcontinent, Rabobank says.