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Nigerian SWF-backed fund buys 3,500ha of farmland

The investment was made alongside ag manager UFF, in which South Africa's Old Mutual increased its share to 49% two years ago.

Digging deep in Denmark, facing anger in Hungary

Savills' Ian Bailey tells Agri Investor that institutional investors are more risk averse today than 10 years ago, when they at least seemed curious about frontier markets.

Sub-Saharan ag needs to move beyond DFI reliance, says PE boss

The growth of Africa's middle class is 'over-hyped,' says EXEO Capital's Herman Marais as he details his firm's efforts to boost the private sector's role in its second vehicle.

Adesina: Help agri create ‘Africa’s future billionaires’

The Africa Development Bank’s boss is seeking to attract private US investors to a market he expects to grow to $1trn by 2030.

South African merger to create listed investment champion

Overberg Agri and Acorn Agri, which is backed by local firms African Rainbow Capital and Sanlam, are each valued at more than $180m.

AfDB channels $101m to Angola’s ag

The funds will be used to build enabling infrastructure, including 750 hectares of irrigation systems, in Cabinda Province, improving smallholders’ access to agricultural inputs and credit.

University foundation aims to stoke recovery in farmland donations

University of Illinois Foundation chief investment officer Ellen Ellison tells Agri Investor of hopes donated farmland can constitute part of a 'barbell' ag portfolio complimented by agribusiness investments drawing on the wider institutions’ industry expertise.

Sun European Partners buys Ethiopian flower producer from KKR

The London-based firm has acquired Afriflora after three and half years of KKR ownership, bolstering a portfolio that includes two other horticultural companies.

Rohatyn Group eyes Eastern Europe, Asia post-GMORR acquisition

Founder Nick Rohatyn and partner Eva Greger tell Agri Investor how the firm plans to bank on its experience in emerging markets to expand its agricultural and forestry footprint.

Phatisa Food Fund 2 gets AfDB backing, targets 22% net returns

As the South African-based manager progresses towards its $300m target, we zoom in on the fund’s terms.

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