The Agribusiness Latin America II Fund has raised $349.05m and is understood to target annual returns of more than 20 percent by focusing on mid-market food and agribusinesses across Latin America.
Cool Planet’s products nurture beneficial microbes in soil to help retain water and keep nutrients in the root zone for a longer period of time.
The funding supports FarmLead’s expansion into the US market through the upcoming opening of its US headquarters in Chicago.
The $1.1bn pension is seeking a dedicated timber manager for a $25m allocation and would also consider a timber fund that also includes farmland investments.
Aqua-Spark, an investment fund focused exclusively on sustainable aquaculture, led the previously announced funding round with a $2.5m investment.
Bonnefield plans to take the fund to market annually, targeting low double digit returns for high net worth and family offices through investments in Canadian farmland.
The Accelerating Inclusive Markets for Smallholders project aims to help Cambodian farmers improve yields and strengthen connections with local markets and investors.
The South African hedge fund plans to invest in farms and processing companies from a fund targeting returns of between 8 and 12 percent.
Google Ventures (now GV) also led the company’s Series B round in May 2015, and has invested frequently in other data-driven agri companies.
The fund was oversubscribed and closed after eight months in market, according to a source familiar with the matter.