The value of private equity transactions in India’s agricultural sector is up 75 percent in the first half, though Indian companies have some of the highest valuations in Asia.
Northwest FCS, a lender to agribusinesses, provided $115m in debt.
The frontier market firm has acquired a stake in Engage Resources to expand the business into Cambodia.
CMIA and China Merchants have completed a $23 million take-private of a Singapore-listed Chinese agriculture company.
The development finance institution has launched a private equity fund with the Indian bank to invest in the region’s SME sector.
The Singaporean sovereign wealth fund has taken a 20% direct stake in Godrej Agrovet, its second investment in the Godrej Group this year.
The $65m finance facility will be CDC’s first investment since its strategy change in September 2012.
The US firm has made its first investment in Australia, backing Victoria-based fruit and vegetables producer The Costa Group.
The Canadian fund manager has committed a $10m loan to the Jordan-India Fertilizer Company to finance construction of a new $186m plant in Jordan that will produce fertilizer for the Indian market.
Sierra Leone is forecast to become a “renewable energy hub” in Africa as seven organisations sign up to €133m of debt financing for an integrated renewable energy and agriculture project.

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