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Head of agriculture equity Rik Vyverman says Suminter’s customer base among Western food and clothing providers reduces foreign exchange risk and helps the investment meet the firm’s financial return target.

Soaring commodity prices and rising land values ‘boosting Australian forestry’

We catch up with New Forests chief executive David Brand as the firm starts to deploy its A$873m third fund dedicated to the region.

Australian Rural Capital to focus on unlisted assets after lack of interest in listed...

The Brisbane-based firm, which was part of a failed Chinese-led bid for S Kidman & Co, has seen ‘continuing interest’ from investors in unlisted assets.

Tariffs on Australian ag exports to Indonesia tumble under free trade deal

A raft of measures will come into effect following the new agreement, with livestock, citrus and dairy exporters set to benefit.

Consortium poised to take Capilano Honey private and push into China

Australia’s largest honey producer recommends Wattle Hill and Roc Capital’s joint bid, which values the company at $137m.

Exclusive: Food and ag chief departs TPG’s The Rise Fund

Joy Basu’s exit from her role with the $2bn vehicle leaves it without a lead executive for agriculture, one of the seven sectors it targets.

responsAbility ag-debt fund secures anchor investment

The development-focused asset manager has clinched a pledge from Kempen Capital for its new fund, which targets up to $300m over the next three years to support ag lending in the developing world.

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.

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