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Australia’s competition watchdog proposes governance changes but recognizes the benefits of having private investors participating in water markets.
McWilliam’s Wines has been taken out of family ownership for the first time in more than 140 years after a sale to newly formed Prcstnt Asset Management.
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Business lobby group Agribusiness Australia found the sector’s governance needs to improve to attract more investment, among other changes required.
The private equity firm has made the investment through its $1.3bn Global Impact Fund, which closed in February 2020.
Australian farmland's annualized income return of 9.26% outperformed a capital return of 5.21% to help prop up total annualized income, reinforcing the asset's resiliency credentials.
Income returns strengthened significantly despite the fall in capital returns, due to strong export demand for Australian products.
The A$250m Victorian Business Growth Fund’s investment in Flavorite is expected to help expand the business and create jobs.
Fundamental shifts in supply and demand, with increased plantings of permanent horticulture, will increase reliance on carry-over water and inter-valley trades.
CEFC has made its first investment in carbon sequestration with a A$1.7m commitment to the Soil Carbon Company.
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The integrated cotton grower and ginning business has been placed on the market by JG Boswell Company, along with 134 megaliters of water entitlements.
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