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Gladstone reports net losses for Q4 and 2017

Chairman and chief executive David Gladstone says rising inflation, which he believes is currently under-reported, is driving up farmland values.

First State Super-backed A$150m fund chooses agri as first investment

The equity vehicle has deployed A$10m in a wagyu beef venture owned by ROC Partners, which is also helping the fund originate investments.

Macquarie hits first close on new A$1bn diversified fund

Backed by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and other institutional investors, the 15-year vehicle will target both row and permanent crops across Australia.

Exclusive: Rabobank mulls securitization of UN fund loans

Director of sustainability Bas Ruter tells Agri Investor how the Dutch bank hopes to securitize loans provided through a $1bn facility established alongside the UN once enough investments have been made.

Macquarie gets A$100m from Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation

The state-backed financier is investing in sustainability improvements across assets managed by the firm, with a new business created to help reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.

Tasmania’s largest farm on the block for more than A$65m

Acquired by its owner for A$8.2m in 1997, the 22,000ha Rushy Lagoon is being sold at a time when the Australian government is introducing tighter regulation on foreign ag investment.

Inside a biofuel mega-deal: BlackRock, a Chinese university and many tons of waste

Montreal-based Enerkem has just raised C$280m to build facilities in the US and Europe. We zoom in on the transaction’s structure and what it says about institutional appetite for advanced biofuels.

Could a NAFTA rewrite sour CDPQ’s $40m dairy platform?

The C$286bn pension is boosting a co-investment structure to support regional dairy as the sector emerges as a focus of ongoing trade negotiations.

OTPP’s natural resources chief departs

During Andrew Claerhout's tenure, the pension has come to define ag and timber as 'a core building block' of its natural resources strategy.

Trump’s infra plan: A game-changer for US farmers?

The administration has pledged $50bn to boost transport and connectivity across rural America, but will it make a difference? We asked insiders.