Senior investment manager Ryan Sullivan says demand for real asset investments will be supported by increasing attention on inflation among US institutional investors.
The use of subscription facilities by funds has seen its criticism, but the practice is not without its positives write Debevoise & Plimptons’ Thomas Smith and Almas Daud.
Together with other DFIs, the World Bank affiliate will provide training to farmers in the east African nations as part of an effort to strengthen connections with local and international produce markets.
South Africa’s Western Cape ag sector is set to receive a boost, as the province’s investment promotion agency focuses on agri-processing as a means towards economic growth and job creation.
San Francisco-based Plenty has raised $200m from Japan’s SoftBank Group and other high-profile investors in what it calls ‘the largest agriculture technology investment in history’.
The World Bank’s private sector arm will provide equity and debt as a part of an effort to encourage a shift away from inefficient, environmentally harmful agricultural fertilizers in China.
The REIT paid some $13.6m for four contiguous farms at a time when tree nuts stand to benefit the most from increasing global middle class consumption.
The fund is being raised by TIAA-affiliate Westchester Group and will initially focus on investments in Poland.
The food and agri private equity firm has acquired a minority stake in Betânia.
L3F, an impact fund backed by four major multinationals, will invest €2m in a project aimed at helping smallholder farmers triple their revenue while improving the quality of vanilla.