Paine Schwartz exits Meadow Foods amid fundraise

After completing two acquisitions since September 2016, the dairy supplier has been acquired by Exponent, a UK mid-market firm.

Private investors face public peers in ‘tug of war’ over vineyard assets

AgIS's $35m reported acquisition of a Californian winery suggests the jury is still out on the right capital structure for the wine business.

Farmers’ acquisitive mood outweighs macro concerns as US land appreciates

Buyers have shifted from auctions to sale-leasebacks at a time when trade tensions may significantly alter planting decisions, industry insiders tell Agri Investor.

Idaho approves plan to reinvest $180m in ag and timber

The Department of Lands has already hired an advisor for its in-state timber acquisitions and is planning to add another for farmland, acting director David Groeschl tells Agri Investor.

Australian sellers give up on auctions due to costly foreign investment regulations

Requirement to be government-approved means overseas buyers face bill of up to A$100,000 before they can take part in farm sales.

Private equity gets thirsty for ‘ultra-luxury’ wines

TSG-backed Duckhorn Wine is the latest portfolio company to seal a high-profile acquisition in a sector dominated by families.

Wawona buys Californian stone-fruit breeding operation

The Paine Schwarz-backed packing company has added the Burchell Nursery assets to bolster its vertical integration plans.

Proterra ag firm puts $21m Australian properties on the block

One Tree Agriculture is offering the Goodiwindi aggregation for sale as a whole or in its three parts, making it a potential target for corporate or local buyers.

Exclusive: Dubai SWF plans US farmland splurge as second deal nears

A JV between the emirate’s Investment Corporation and Miami-based Optimum Agriculture is closing in on a $150m land acquisition after buying a 38,000-acre ranch in Florida.

Gladstone buys five Florida farms with Oregon sale proceeds

Urbanization and tax credits were among the factors that made the $37m asset bundle attractive, president and chief executive David Gladstone tells Agri Investor.

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