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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.

US ag in China’s trade war crosshairs, says former USDA chief

Despite uncertainties surrounding policy and the threat of economic strife, China remains a more attractive dairy export market than India, Tom Vilsack said at the Peoples Company’s Land Investment Expo.

Indian ag: fertile or futile?

The subcontinent’s middle class is not growing as fast as foreign companies would hope. But there are other reasons to invest in its agribusiness.

ADM Capital pours $9.4m into Kazakh dairy

The Hong Kong-based firm, which bills itself as the most active PE investor in the Central Asian nation, will acquire a controlling stake in Aina Dairy Farm.

India’s Rabo Equity mulls third fund by end 2018

The firm, which expects to make two investments totalling $40m by March, aims for 20% to 25% IRRs. We spoke with chairman Rajesh Srivastava about fund structure and strategy.

ING’s new agri boss eyes US, LatAm as it builds dedicated unit

Deborah Perkins, who joins from Rabobank in the newly created role, talks to Agri Investor about private debt, institutional sponsors and the Dutch bank’s international ambitions.

EBRD approves $150m loan for Olam

The development bank’s cash infusion will help the Singaporean agribusiness trader invest in its existing operations in Egypt, Georgia, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine.

Enviva teams up with John Hancock to target Asia, Europe

The Riverstone-backed wood pellets supplier has entered into its third joint venture with the life insurer as it looks to serve growing overseas demand.

Ahead of second close, German-backed climate fund bets on Indian ag

A vehicle being raised by Switzerland’s Blue Orchard has taken a 27% stake in a weather analytics start-up to help farmers combat India’s ‘leading national security challenge.’

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