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Hosen Capital to launch $700m agribusiness fund

The private equity investment manager aims to capitalize on demand for higher-value food in China and other emerging economies.

Iowa PE firm closes second fund on $113m

Midwest Growth Partners founding partner tells Agri Investor the fund will target midstream and consumer-facing opportunities overlooked by larger investors.

EU unleashes private investment in African agriculture with €200m ABC fund

Brussels will inject €45m as well as attract private and impact investors.

Ag tech start-up SeeTree secures $15m funding

The firm will focus on developing artificial intelligence and drone technology to monitor citrus tree orchards health and productivity in California and Brazil.

ADM Capital Europe raises $452m for Cibus Fund, co-investments

The manager has closed the vehicle on $322m, garnering an additional $130m for co-investments.

$300m LDN vehicle makes debut investment after first close

Fund manager Gautier Quéru says he hopes fundraising will accelerate in 2019 to enable the UN-backed Land Degradation Neutrality Fund.

Gunn Agri Partners to use climate data to target properties for A$350m cropland fund

The Sydney-based manager is leaning on climate-change research to pick properties and is ‘confident’ returns will beat more passive strategies.

Advanced aeroponic technology start-up LettUs Grow secures £1m funding

The business will focus first on growing leafy greens and herbs, using a ‘smart’ system for indoor farms, to produce more using fewer resources.

SLM timber fund expects €50m final close in mid-2019

The vehicle is riding a wave of strong timber demand in Ireland, which a new government report has forecast to continue despite Brexit.

Lyme Timber closes fifth fund on $300m

CEO Jim Hourdequin tells Agri Investor the vehicle is pursuing a mixture of conservation timberland assets and investments in the broader timber supply chain.

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