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Knight Frank to capitalize on Brexit ag opportunities

The firm is enlarging its rural team in the UK and introducing an ag-finance service to broker deals between farmers and investors, providing expertise amid Brexit uncertainty.

Arable Capital Partners launches ag and precision water solutions platform

The new venture combines three irrigation companies bought by the private investment firm Arable Capital Partners and aims to provide growers the right tools to produce sustainably.

Easy as ABCD?

Potential change among the quartet sitting atop the global agriculture industry will shape opportunities for private investors downstream. The drivers of that change reflect challenges shared by all in the sector.

Pernod Ricard slams Elliott Management’s underperformance claims

The US hedge fund stated the French company has lost market share across key segments within its portfolio.

European agri-businesses step up investment to capitalize on EU-Japan trade deal

The first bilateral framework agreement between the two regions is set to benefit EU agri-food exports.

GrainCorp offer remains shrouded in mystery

Long-Term Asset Partners appeared out of the blue to bid for the agribusiness, with a purported link-up with Allianz to help remove volatility from ag investing – but GrainCorp’s business is ripe for disruption anyway.

Ralco spin-out shrimp project raises $25m in US Midwest

Executives from The tru Shrimp Company tell Agri Investor their network of Midwest farmers and former ethanol investors will allow the Minnesota-headquartered business to leverage the region’s grain endowment, investor base and hunger for development.

CPR-AM Invest for Food Generations fund grown to €113 million

In just over a year, the CPR-Asset Management vehicle has expanded rapidly to meet world food challenges and respond to consumer trends including demand for organic produce.

Brexit uncertainty hitting agriculture ahead of UK Parliament vote

Farmland prices in the country have tumbled 15% since their 2015 peak and ag investment has declined amid an unsettled future for the sector, industry insiders tell Agri Investor.

Cargill acquires second Colombian poultry producer

Xavier Vargas, president of Cargill Protein Latin America, tells Agri Investor the acquisition reflects a company-wide focus on protein and is part of $100m investment earmarked for Colombia in 2017-20.

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