News & Analysis

PE’s role in the 21st-century hemp supply chain

Private investors are well-positioned to help revive industrial hemp in the US, but they will have to navigate a hopeful market carefully.

RRG-backed Sun World sells California grape lands

Executives from the Renewable Resources Group-owned company said the sale would allow them to focus more on its technology, breeding and licensing business.

The Rohatyn Group puts WA sandalwood estate on market

New York-based emerging markets-focused group has put the 6,700-ha estate up for sale after selling down timber assets in New Zealand last year.

Gladstone expects up to $200m in 2019 acquisitions

David Gladstone says the NASDAQ-traded REIT’s pipeline of potential acquisitions is 'as strong as we’ve ever seen', as he hopes to get the company's farmland portfolio to $1bn in 2020.

Japan Post Bank eyes agri opportunities

Director of private equity and infrastructure Yasuhiro Ono said the institution is looking to diversify across geographies, vintages and managers.

Cultivian Sandbox fund misses $200m target

The firm secures $130m from strategic ag investors like ADM and Smithfield, as well as its first non-US LPs, like Sumitomo Chemical America.

Long-Term Asset Partners withdraws GrainCorp takeover bid

Recently formed asset manager said it ‘doesn’t have any plans at present to pursue other acquisitions’.

Australian ag needs better risk-management tools

A new report from the Australian Farm Institute argues that institutional – rather than price or production – risk poses the greatest challenge to the sector today.

Paine Schwartz adds animal health vet as OD

Richard Shuler has highlighted data analysis, food safety and the need for alternatives to antibiotics as key drivers of growth within a consolidating animal health market.

Emissions reduction to boost sustainable timber: GIIN

Global Impact Investing Network manager says GPs and LPs involved with timber expect climate change initiatives to help increase income from carbon trading and reforestation.

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