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Cerea Partenaire acquires majority stake in ICKO Apiculture

The investment from the €225m Cerea Capital II fund to acquire a majority stake in ICKO will enable the beekeeping equipment supplier to expand globally and extend its research and development operations.

EIB backs Ukraine’s Kernel with €250m loan

The facility will enable the expansion of the group’s sunflower oil and renewable energy production and improve agri-infrastructure in its home country.

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.

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