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One of the medium to long-term impacts of the coronavirus could be to encourage more states to bring their food supply chains closer to home.
The Series B shares will pay an 8 percent annual dividend and were offered as part of deal that gives SunOpta the option to call on a second tranche of $30m from Oaktree and Engaged Capital before mid-July.
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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Insectta has developed technology that can extract chitosan from insect waste, an antimicrobial ingredient used in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
Raphael Arndt will move up from CIO to take on Future Fund’s top job and the sovereign wealth fund will soon launch a search for his replacement in the investment role.
CubicFarms chief executive Dave Dinesen says Ospraie’s portfolio includes ideal customers for the start-up’s undulating path automated growing systems.
The firm’s first regional Australia-New Zealand fund will convert from a 10-year closed-end fund in a move that could be replicated in its other funds.
The Leading Harvest initiative was driven by a working group that included Nuveen/Westchester, Hancock Natural Resources Group and Cottonwood Ag Management, among others.
IFAD recent agri fund commitments
The Italy-based UN arm has backed an agri debt fund.
Australia, farm, windmill
The coronavirus-induced recession has prompted concerns the country could emulate New Zealand’s restrictive and lengthy approvals process in the long term.
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