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At PEI’s annual Women in Private Markets Summit in New York, LPs discussed the power dynamic with GPs and what they expect from managers they work with.
The biological inputs pioneer has been sold for parts after failing to raise further capital, but it was still considered an important strategic acquirer as recently as September 2021.
Woman's hands harvesting fresh ripe organic Hass Avocado
Following the sale of ‘Project Avomond’, Folium will transition from development manager to operating manager for the remaining assets in Agriculture Fund I.
The asset class is seeing increasing focus on sustainability, say industry experts
Agri Awards cover 2023
Inside: Discover the winners of this year’s Agri Investor Awards – are you among them?; Plus expert comment from Mirova, Manulife Investment Management, Paine Schwartz and Astarte Capital Partners
The ABARES annual conference was abuzz with talk of better trade relations and water markets trading, but don’t mention EU-style farm subsidies to Australian policy makers.
EU flags in front of European Commission building in Brussels
With more than 25% of total capital invested in European tech companies going to the carbon and energy sector, sustainability-focused start-ups have attracted tech workers from other parts of the world.
Wild flower meadow
Asset manager Gresham House has launched a $380m fund that will create habitat banks that generate biodiversity net gain units, which will be sold to real estate developers.
Annual fundraising for 2023 has slotted into the 8.2bn five-year average as 2022 emerges as the market’s major slump-year since 2018.
Ukraine’s EU accession negotiations started in December 2023 and membership would improve conditions for institutional investment, but those prospects must first surmount opposition from farmers already in the bloc.

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