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Agri-logistics emerging as attractive new asset class for investors

Businesses and properties associated with food production and distribution attract growing interest from private equity funds, real estate investors and more traditional agri investors.

AgIS-backed California Olive Ranch completes sale and leaseback with Gladstone

The $9.2m deal comes two years after the olive producer received a $35m investment to support a doubling of its acreage.

History lessons from the British Empire

A history of food’s role in the development of the British Empire offers a compelling beach read for anyone taking a step back to assess a dizzying year of developments in global ag.

Four takeaways from Agri Investor’s Australia Forum

This year’s conference saw more LPs than ever before, as agriculture continues to grow as an asset class.

EXEO Capital reaches $146m final close on second Africa-focused agribusiness fund

Agri-Vie Fund II falls just short of $150m target but EXEO managing partner Herman Marais says food and agri remains a ‘logical entry point’ for long-term investors who want exposure to Africa.

CPC sells second property to Cleveland Agriculture in A$30m deal

Terra Firma-owned Consolidated Pastoral Company has offloaded the 246,000-hectare Ucharonidge Station, the eighth deal since its portfolio divestment began in 2018.

EY bolsters ag-focused advisory

Global agribusiness lead Rob Dongoski says the addition of Mark Holland, Nathan Ramsey and Asha Lundal from The Context Network reflects growing interest in the sector.

Oaktree-backed AGRO Merchants Group acquires Iberia coldstores

Chief executive Carlos Rodriguez says increasing produce and frozen fish volumes prompted expansion in a region that is a gateway to southern Europe.

Investors want sustainable beef production

The latest annual update to the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework shows an industry trying to get on the front foot with consumers and investors.

GrainCorp secures insurer deal to smooth out earnings volatility

The ASX-listed firm has signed a contract with White Rock Insurance in a similar arrangement to that proposed by Long-Term Asset Partners in its failed takeover bid for the company.
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