Fundraising

Ecotierra launches $50m sustainability fund, eyes Q1 2018 close

The agroforestry developer has partnered Quebec’s Fondaction and France's Mirova to target projects aimed at mitigating deforestation and land degradation in Latin America.

Phatisa Food Fund 2 gets AfDB backing, targets 22% net returns

As the South African-based manager progresses towards its $300m target, we zoom in on the fund’s terms.

Exclusive: Agri LPs paying performance fees only on outperformance

Fresh research by bfinance maps the agri manager universe at up to 90 funds with a median management fee of 1.4%.

Greensphere mulling London listing to raise up to $500m

The green infrastructure firm aims to ‘revolutionize’ the fund model by delivering returns with zero net cost while targeting assets that include sustainable agriculture.

Smith College endowment targets agri amid impact push

The $1.8bn Massachusetts institution has announced plans to seek exposure to sustainable agriculture and other impact investing sub-sectors. Will the move signal a trend among endowments?

Agriculture Capital: ‘We do regenerative agri because it drives returns and risk’

In the second installment of a two-part interview, we zoom in on what underpins the firm’s focus on sustainable agriculture.

Six investors add $6m to AeroFarms funding round amid institutional interest

Chef David Chang, General David Petraeus and Ikea join a roster of high-profile shareholders backing the US indoor farming upstart.

Pensions, endowments and SWFs examining cannabis

Insiders tell Agri Investor of growing LP interest in cannabis funds and whispers of a search for ways to invest in them outside the strictures of 'sin clauses'.

How Agriculture Capital attracted public pensions

In the first installment of a two-part interview, we look at the challenges the firm had to overcome to get institutional investors to commit to its $548m second fund.

Korean insurer commits to Hancock fund

The $40m pledge is thought to be the first commitment to a global timber and farmland vehicle by South Korean investors.