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.

Gunn Agri Cattle Fund nears full deployment with cattle breeding property purchase

Gunn Agri Partners’ flagship fund reaches $141.4m in AUM with acquisition of Abingdon Downs.

The Andersons buys Lansing in $305m deal

Macquarie Group of Australia and New Hope Group, a Chinese private equity firm, are among those that have invested in the commodities transportation and merchandising business.

Northern California draws in private capital in post-drought recovery

The 'very efficient' almond market and rising land values are probably among the factors that just prompted AgIS Capital to buy a 952-acre property for a reported $24m.

CPC sells 850,000ha Nockatunga Station as portfolio divestment begins

The A$50m asset is the first to be broken off from the company’s wider portfolio, which is still subject to a sale process.

Bill Gates-led VC and Singapore SWF bet on alternative fertilizers

Pivot Bio chief executive Karsten Temme says the nitrogen-producing microbe business, which just closed a $70m Series B, could help upend a market worth about $200bn.

FMO backs Paraguay ag bank with $15m loan

Alvaro Pino, investment officer at the Dutch development bank, tells Agri Investor that DFIs and impact investors remain the main source of capital for all but the largest participants in the South American nation’s agricultural economy.

Exclusive: SLM closes debut deal from Irish timber fund and secures five more

The manager, which hit a first close on the €50m vehicle in March, will have deployed 10% of capital gathered once the transactions complete.

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