Exclusive: Westchester makes 50,000-acre Mississippi land purchase

The TIAA affiliate has bought a portfolio from Gaylon Lawrence Jr, a Nashville-based investor with holdings that include regional banks, an air conditioning company and farmland assets estimated at 180,000 acres, sources told Agri Investor.

IKEA enters US timber market with 25,000-acre purchase

The Alabama property, managed by Oregon-based TIMO Campbell Global, adds to the 250,000 acres of timberland the furniture retailer already owns across the world.

Ripple Foods nets $65m from Goldman Sachs, Euclidian, Fall Line

Co-founder Neil Renninger tells Agri Investor of a surge of investor interest in food-tech that has seen lines between private equity and venture capital blur.

Nordic Aquafarms to build $500m salmon farm in Maine

Chief executive Erik Heim tells Agri Investor that the company's move into the US comes amid growing investor appetite for onshore aquaculture after a doubling of costs for sea-borne fish farms.

IFC, Rabobank and Natixis lend $295m to Argentine agribusiness

IFC executives tells Agri Investor that the deal continues a years-long effort to stoke investor sentiment about the Latin American ag powerhouse that is starting to bear fruit.

Unigrains backs succession plan at French grain trader-stocker

The group will also help Armbruster, a peculiarity of the French market, diversify its crops and expand into Germany. Unigrains’ Florence Alin and Anabelle Gerbal tell Agri Investor what attracted their firm to the company.

Hancock buys 12,250 hectares of Chilean timberland

The deal is the firm's second in the Latin American country following its 2014 acquisition of a 62,000-hectare plantation with a local company.

Pinnacle Asset Management buys JBS cattle feed unit for $200m

The sale marks the completion of a divestment program launched by the Brazilian company following the country’s 'weak meat' corruption scandal.

Agriculture Capital enters Australia with citrus acquisition

The purchase of the 500-acre Mowbray Farm constitutes half of a partnership AC has established with the Diaco Family, that also includes plans for a greenfield fruit-processing facility.

Exclusive: Milltrust enters Australian dairy with double deal

The firm’s Buy and Lease Fund has acquired seven farms in the country since launching in June 2016, including more than 2,500 hectares in the last three months.