Cerea Partenaire acquires majority stake in ICKO Apiculture

The investment from the €225m Cerea Capital II fund to acquire a majority stake in ICKO will enable the beekeeping equipment supplier to expand globally and extend its research and development operations.

EIB backs Ukraine’s Kernel with €250m loan

The facility will enable the expansion of the group’s sunflower oil and renewable energy production and improve agri-infrastructure in its home country.

InfraCo Asia divests stake to partners in Myanmar rice project

Singapore companies GSPI and SAT will now take Myanmar Hybrid Rice Seed Project to the next level, with further private sector investment targeted.

TRSL backs Apollo natural resources fund with $75m commitment

Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana deputy CIO Maurice Coleman tells Agri Investor the vehicle’s strategy includes agriculture among its target sectors.

FMO launches forestry investment program to fight climate change

The ambitious project by the Dutch development bank will operate in West Africa and South East Asia.

CPR-AM Invest for Food Generations fund grown to €113 million

In just over a year, the CPR-Asset Management vehicle has expanded rapidly to meet world food challenges and respond to consumer trends including demand for organic produce.

Equilibrium’s second water fund targets $300m

The vehicle’s predecessor, Wastewater Opportunity Fund, closed on $184m in 2016 and focused on the construction of facilities to process food, beverage, agricultural and municipal wastewater.

Rabo Equity Advisors to launch $500m third fund in 2019 in Indian agri-food sector

The vehicle is a response to population growth in the country and demand for higher-quality produce due to increased spending power, Executive Chairman Rajesh Srivastava told Agri Investor.

Australian and Chinese PE firms partner to launch new investment platform

Agriculture is one of several asset classes under consideration for the Australia China Family Office Alliance which has launched with A$50m of seed capital.

VIDEO: When horticulture meets aquaculture

Green Camel, in Sydney’s south-west, is raising A$8.5m as it pioneers organic glasshouse farming collocated with barramundi breeding on a commercial scale. Agri Investor got an exclusive tour of the facilities.

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