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RRG brings in $225m for water vehicle

Chief operating officer Nicole Neeman Brady told the Global Climate Action Plan Summit late last year that government support for the solar industry provided a useful model for fostering private water investments.

Harvest Returns targets $25m for Opportunity Zones Fund

Chief executive Chris Rawley says new vehicle will offer 10-12 percent annualized returns through agricultural investments that harness incentives included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

FinDev backs Peruvian agribusiness with $8m loan

Development Finance Institute Canada makes its first direct agribusiness investment.

Soros development fund helps Ugandan agbiz vehicle close on €20m

Soros Economic Development Fund principal Jocelyn Songco says the first-loss tranche provided to the Yield Uganda Investment Fund shows how impact finance can adapt to unorthodox strategies in high-risk sectors.

Kilter Rural CEO: Environment can benefit from ag investing

Cullen Gunn says investing in agriculture and improving the environment can be achieved simultaneously as his firm continues targeting A$500m for its Australian Farmlands Fund.

NMSIC approves $50m RMS timber fund redemption

The sovereign wealth fund’s $125m commitment to the open-ended vehicle in 2016 is now worth $127.7m, according to real assets consultants Townsend.

Area One reaches C$120m first close on Fund IV

Chief executive Joelle Faulkner says the Canadian farmland investment firm hopes to more than double the size of the vehicle within a year.

Finistere-backed ZeaKal inks cannabis partnership, $10m investment

The crop chemicals company had been reluctant to enter the cannabis market without relevant expertise, says chief executive Han Chen.

Bonnefield plans open-ended farmland fund for institutions – exclusive

After launching an evergreen vehicle targeting high-net worth individuals in 2017, CEO Tom Eisenhauer says the new more flexible institutional structure comes amid a surge of interest from Canadian endowments and smaller pensions.

Cultivian, Anterra and Open Prairie among investors in $40m biologicals Series B

Vestaron chief executive Anna Rath says attracting life-science investors into later-stage agtech startups will be key to the market's development.
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