FMO impact loan fund reaches $250m first close

European pensions are more comfortable with debt than equity when investing in the developing world, the Dutch institution's investment management chief tells us.

European, North American LPs push Gunn’s cattle fund to final close

Two execs at the firm, which hopes to reach A$200m in AUM upon full deployment, say Canadian pensions are entering Australia ‘en masse and in a simultaneous fashion.’

Amundi ag-focused equity fund eyes institutional follow-on

The Food for Generations fund looks to beat the MSCI World Index by backing a portfolio of public companies with minimal exposure to ag production cycles, says portfolio manager Stéphane Soussan.

Impossible Foods secures $114m in financing round

Chief operating officer David Lee told Agri Investor that the fast-growing plant-based foods pioneer structured recent investments as convertible debt as it prepares to launch its product line in Asia.

BioConsortia taps existing investors for $10m

As the company's biological input products move closer to commercialization, BioConsortia chief executive Marcus Meadows-Smith tells Agri Investor that recent years have demonstrated the need for agricultural know-how among ag-tech investors.

Innovatus seeks almost $2bn for niche strategies

The investment platform includes three strategy-specific funds and a flagship vehicle that would deploy capital across all strategies.

Livestock tech fund hits €24m first close

Seventure Partners, a subsidiary of France's Natixis, had already closed a €160m microbiome-focused fund backed by corporate giants in 2015.

LatAm platform to launch secondary-market app for ag projects

FarmFolio believes its crowdfunding activity is paving the way for third-party-sponsored fundraising at a greater scale.

Exclusive: AgFunder looks beyond tech as it aims to become a full-fledged fund manager

The crowdfunding platform may launch larger funds and segregated accounts after unveiling its debut co-investment vehicle last month, said co-founder Michael Dean.

SFP adjusts fund target to $50m

Sustainable Farm Partners founder Harn Soper tells Agri Investor how the firm’s organic strategy has been shaped by Iowa’s anti-corporate farming laws and changes in the agricultural bank lending landscape.

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