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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.

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.

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