Mitsui & Co has acquired Top Seeds 2010, making it the third agri/food-related deal the Japanese trading house has announced since the beginning of the year.
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The $100m investment in FKS Food and Agri aims to bolster the company’s logistics and processing operations for both domestic and wider South-East Asian markets.
An SEC filing recently revealed $35m in funding designed to support private equity-backed vertical farming business AeroFarms’ plans to expand into the Middle East and Asia.
Nearly the entire $28.4 million in loans the impact investment firm approved in March went to support companies operating in the agribusiness and food-related sectors in emerging markets.
The development bank has approved a $180m loan that will help the country refurbish its aging and highly-inefficient irrigation network.
The $300m fund of funds will target returns of about 20% through investments with mid-market private equity funds in frontier and emerging markets, potentially including agriculture-focused funds.
Nepal’s agro-entrepreneurs will have a whole suite of services available to them as they look to grow and improve their businesses, in the form of a new innovation center, launched by the World Bank.
Chinese outbound direct investment in Australia’s agricultural sector jumped 220% in 2016 compared to the previous year, totaling $903.7 million.
The $44bn deal could close next month following ChemChina’s recent announcement that the public tender offer for Syngenta shares will end May 4.
With commitments from four new investors – among them AXA and KBC – the impact investor has raised a total of $140m for its agRIF fund.