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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.’

Wild fisheries in deep water as aquaculture surges

Booming volumes and higher prices are buoying the prospects for farmed seafood, fresh research argues.

La Niña, freight rates threaten food price stability

Weather events and foreign exchange fluctuations could lead to pricing volatility for global commodities in 2018, Rabobank warns.

NZ Super: Hunting for bigger direct deals

In the second of a series, we zoom in on the Maōri investment fund, a private equity vehicle the SWF will partner with as part of its Investment Hub.

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