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Bega Cheese to sell Capilano stake and clear way for take-private bid

The dairy producer has bowed out of contention in the race to buy Capilano, with a China-focused consortium poised to triumph.

Gladstone acquires California fig orchard for $23m

Kevin Herman, founder of the Specialty Crop Company, which has signed an eight-year lease on the property, tells Agri Investor why figs are ‘the perfect crop to be growing in California right now.’

Hancock Prospecting buys 3,200ha Australian property to expand Wagyu herd

The Gina Rinehart-owned business will use the acquisition in New South Wales to increase its 20,000 head of cattle.

Maersk Growth backs third food waste start-up

Venture partner Peter Votkjaer Jorgensen tells Agri Investor that over the long-term, Spoiler Alert’s unsold food inventory data could facilitate inter-regional trade in items nearing their expiration dates.

Brazil’s centrists ‘could bolster Bolsonaro’s agribusiness reform efforts’

Chief executive Sebastian Popik tells Agri Investor that after a years-long period when macroeconomic uncertainty complicated Brazil-focused fundraising efforts, he expects a surge following the country’s October 28 election.

China-focused consortium increases take-private bid for Capilano Honey

The Roc Capital and Wattle Hill vehicle raises its offer to A$21.00 per share for the Australian company amid speculation of a rival bid from listed dairy producer Bega Cheese.

SFP moves away from fund structure for Iowa farm deal

Founder and chief executive Harn Soper tells Agri Investor how feedback from LPs helped guide the firm’s journey from smaller to larger fund targets and back again, before moving away from the structure entirely.

South African SWF teams with black-owned investor group for landmark beef deal

EXEO Capital chief executive Herman Marais tells Agri Investor skills transfer will be key to the success of any effort to bring more black farmers and investors into South Africa’s ag economy.

Australian and Chinese PE firms partner to launch new investment platform

Agriculture is one of several asset classes under consideration for the Australia China Family Office Alliance which has launched with A$50m of seed capital.

Australia’s drought policy is of little benefit to investors

The Australian government’s interventions in the sector to subsidize farmers struggling with drought may ultimately do more harm than good.

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