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Grains trade lifts Olam performance as other businesses retreat

The Singaporean giant has significantly reduced gearing despite issuing a $500m sustainability-linked bond and borrowing from the EBRD.

IFC considers $120m loan to Olam ag supply chains

Uganda, Vietnam and Papua New Guinea are among the target countries for the proposed crop-financing program, which aims to improve market access for 40,000 smallholders.

Paine Schwartz adds ex-Monsanto exec as operating director

Rick Greubel joins the food and agribusiness-focused firm while it continues to develop its $300m-$400m earlier-stage vehicle.

Impossible Foods secures $114m in financing round

Chief operating officer David Lee told Agri Investor that the fast-growing plant-based foods pioneer structured recent investments as convertible debt as it prepares to launch its product line in Asia.

Exclusive: New Forests nears full deployment on Asia fund

TAFF, a $170m vehicle backed by nine LPs, is close to 85% invested after taking an additional stake in a Malaysian eucalyptus plantation.

Finding the exit

In the second part of our interview with Proterra managing director Rich Gammill, we learn what convinced the firm to exit its China-focused dairy business to a joint-venture partner.

Singapore’s Olam secures $500m sustainability-linked club loan

Fifteen banks are backing the innovative scheme, which will allow the group to pay lower interest rates once it meets a set of ESG targets.

OTPP poaches Khazanah’s investment head to lead Asia strategy

Datuk Ben Chan will relocate from Beijing to Hong Kong for the role of a regional managing director at the Canadian pension.

Indian agtech firm raises $46m amid drive to cut the middleman

Omnivore says foreign investors represent a sizeable portion of its second fund, which has a $75m target.

Hancock brings in $706m for blended timber and ag vehicle

An industry observer tells Agri Investor that the open-ended vehicle, which has received pledges from at least 37 investors, represents 'a bit of a new path' for the industry.

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