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The firm’s 2019 vintage fund has received commitments from institutional investors and is accelerating towards its $300m hard-cap.
Corn field, aerial view, farmland
The agtech company has developed a breeding platform that allows crops to be tailored to a desired nutritional and physical composition, differentiating them from competitor products.
Managing partner Andrew Heintzman says the firm’s presence and market knowledge on both sides of the US-Canada border helped drive interest among its LP base of Canadian institutions.
Aquaculture, fish farming
The impact investor’s strategy for addressing overfishing involves supporting aquaculture sustainability by investing in innovations that address its pollution and feed challenges.
Imperfect food, deformed carrot, misshaped produce
Insight Partners’ managing director Adam Berger says the combination of an affordable and high-quality direct-to-consumer model gives Imperfect Foods ‘an enormous addressable market.’
Map showing Australia fire risk index
Australia’s largest general insurer takes a stake of an unknown size in CSIRO-backed DAS, in a deal worth ‘millions of dollars’.
Partner Chris Mitchell says the response to challenges presented by covid-19 could help determine the pace and focus of regional ag sectors’ further development.
Managing partner Gian Paolo Potsios says the firm has seen an increase in interest among institutional investors in the asset class due to the turmoil created by coronavirus.
Executive secretary Gary Harbin says KTRS expects its separate account to yield an 8% annual return when measured over an envisioned 30- to 50-year hold period.
Chief investment officer Ross Iverson says a global focus on liquidity is likely to make closed-end fundraising markets challenging over the next 18 months.
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