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Blue Sky’s new MD: ‘Our LPs probably understand our business better than our shareholders’

In an interview with Agri Investor, interim managing director Kim Morison said Robert Shand’s decision to step down was a mutual one between himself and the board.

Blue Sky MD resigns as share price continues to slide

The Brisbane-headquartered asset manager has made multiple changes to its board as Kim Morison steps up to interim managing director.

Exclusive: AGR backs South Carolina peach grower

Chief executive Ejnar Knudsen says the TIAA affiliate plans to entice regional peach and vegetable growers to Titan Farms’ processing facility to leverage the company’s advantageous location.

Specialty coffee ripe for a shot of capital

The owner of Brazil’s largest biodynamic farm tells us the industry is failing to catch up with demand because of a lack of financing.

Partners Group, Charlesbank to pay $2.4bn for the US’s largest independent baker

The two PE firms will own an equal share in Hearthside, a portfolio company of Goldman Sachs and Vestar.

Exclusive: Inocucor to hit close on Series B days after debut acquisition

Cash provided by existing investors will be used to seal the ATP deal, which the biostimulant maker's CEO hopes marks the first of a series of strategic purchases.

Amundi ag-focused equity fund eyes institutional follow-on

The Food for Generations fund looks to beat the MSCI World Index by backing a portfolio of public companies with minimal exposure to ag production cycles, says portfolio manager Stéphane Soussan.

Arable acquires California sliced apple provider Fresh Innovations

Managing director Greg Richards tells Agri Investor that potential expansion of Fresh Innovations California could focus on the apple-growing regions of Michigan and New York.

Australian superfunds considering ‘IFM for agriculture’

Hostplus CIO Sam Sicilia says that high-level talks have already taken place as agriculture becomes relatively less risky.

Finally, some numbers in agtech

Four years after its first fundraising boom, the sector is starting to generate exits. The valuation and return data coming with them will attract institutional money.

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