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FinDev backs Peruvian agribusiness with $8m loan

Development Finance Institute Canada makes its first direct agribusiness investment.
Recent Agri fund commitments of SEDF

Soros Economic Development Fund approves €4m commitment

The British non-profit foundation has backed a Uganda-focused agribusiness fund.

Agri-logistics emerging as attractive new asset class for investors

Businesses and properties associated with food production and distribution attract growing interest from private equity funds, real estate investors and more traditional agri investors.

AgIS-backed California Olive Ranch completes sale and leaseback with Gladstone

The $9.2m deal comes two years after the olive producer received a $35m investment to support a doubling of its acreage.

Soros development fund helps Ugandan agbiz vehicle close on €20m

Soros Economic Development Fund principal Jocelyn Songco says the first-loss tranche provided to the Yield Uganda Investment Fund shows how impact finance can adapt to unorthodox strategies in high-risk sectors.

Kilter Rural CEO: Environment can benefit from ag investing

Cullen Gunn says investing in agriculture and improving the environment can be achieved simultaneously as his firm continues targeting A$500m for its Australian Farmlands Fund.

History lessons from the British Empire

A history of food’s role in the development of the British Empire offers a compelling beach read for anyone taking a step back to assess a dizzying year of developments in global ag.

NMSIC approves $50m RMS timber fund redemption

The sovereign wealth fund’s $125m commitment to the open-ended vehicle in 2016 is now worth $127.7m, according to real assets consultants Townsend.

MTAA Super and Tasplan in talks to create A$22bn fund

The two industry superfunds hope to increase returns and lower fees for members through efficiencies gained in the merger.

Area One reaches C$120m first close on Fund IV

Chief executive Joelle Faulkner says the Canadian farmland investment firm hopes to more than double the size of the vehicle within a year.
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