Savills natcap head Alex Godfrey has been recruited to lead the strategy, which will invest in UK assets with afforestation and peatland restoration potential.
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The firm has followed up its inaugural $423m fund with a successor that will continue its food and consumer strategy.
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The new fund, backed by European Investment Fund, Ikea Foundation and Convex, among others, is one of four ocean-focused funds that have raised a combined $647m.
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Roc Food Fund II will follow a similar strategy to the first fund, with an increased target and greater emphasis on an own-and-operate model.
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The early-stage venture capital strategy was launched in December 2021 and has amassed a portfolio of more than 20 companies.
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The investment was made into the firm’s tenth iteration of its secondaries timberland fund, which has a $1bn target and had raised $635m by January 2024.
Managing partner Katrin Burt says the round is designed to help Colorado-headquartered Meati capitalize on a taste and nutrition advantage that could make it a category leader.
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The firm has held a $100m first close on a strategy that promises to mobilize $5.6 for every dollar spent.
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The GoFarm Responsible Agriculture Fund will invest in Australian land the firm identifies as being ripe for horticultural redevelopment.
Centuria has acquired Katunga Fresh’s glasshouse in Victoria through the unlisted Centuria Agriculture Fund.

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