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Exclusive: Rabobank mulls securitization of UN fund loans

Director of sustainability Bas Ruter tells Agri Investor how the Dutch bank hopes to securitize loans provided through a $1bn facility established alongside the UN once enough investments have been made.

Could a NAFTA rewrite sour CDPQ’s $40m dairy platform?

The C$286bn pension is boosting a co-investment structure to support regional dairy as the sector emerges as a focus of ongoing trade negotiations.

Indian agtech firm raises $46m amid drive to cut the middleman

Omnivore says foreign investors represent a sizeable portion of its second fund, which has a $75m target.

Exclusive: Investor appetite for Mississippi River Delta drives $5m to LandFund fourth fund

Founder John Farris tells Agri Investor the vehicle, which targets $30m, will offer annual returns of about 11% through a value-add strategy that could include organic conversions.

Hancock brings in $706m for blended timber and ag vehicle

An industry observer tells Agri Investor that the open-ended vehicle, which has received pledges from at least 37 investors, represents 'a bit of a new path' for the industry.

Exclusive: Cordiant nears $500m first close on seventh fund

Having hired two Brazil-based execs, the Montreal-headquartered debt firm plans to raise a separate vehicle devoted to agriculture once it has closed its flagship fund.

Open Prairie reaches $55m first close

Founder Jim Schultz tells Agri Investor that the $100m vehicle’s focus on upstream investments comes after his determination that agtech has become 'a little bit over-invested'.

University endowments offer key support to agtech

Fall Line Capital co-founder Eric O’Brien tells Agri Investor how university endowments became the main investors in the firm’s second vehicle, an evergreen fund that closed on $200m in 2016.

India’s Rabo Equity mulls third fund by end 2018

The firm, which expects to make two investments totalling $40m by March, aims for 20% to 25% IRRs. We spoke with chairman Rajesh Srivastava about fund structure and strategy.

Gladstone offers up to $150m in preferred B shares

President and chief executive David Gladstone said the farmland REIT hopes to avoid the temporary drag on earnings that can come with a typical offering.

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