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AACo is developing a framework to ‘measure and report’ natural capital from its vast landholdings in northern Australia, which it hopes will create new revenue streams beyond beef.
Forest, Pinus radiata, timber
New Forests founder and CEO David Brand will remain with the firm until June 2025 and will focus on strategic initiatives and growth opportunities.
Windmill, Outback Australia
Roc Partners partner Frank Barillaro said that many blue-ribbon Australian farmland assets sold to offshore investors may never come back into domestic hands, with superfunds still reluctant to participate in the market.
Farmland values are higher than ever and some investors think there is still further room for growth thanks to the role additional revenue from carbon sequestration will have to play.
Farm, Australia, Cotton Combine
Strong commodity prices, low interest rates and favorable weather combined to continue the upward trajectory of Australian farmland values.
Packhorse Pastoral, farmland, Australia
The firm has returned to market to raise more capital after acquiring its third property, crossing A$100m in assets under management.
The Australian fund manager has added viticulture to its Diversified Agriculture Fund portfolio, with assets in more sectors to be added in future.
Agribusiness placed ahead of infrastructure and real estate in its attractiveness to investors in a recent survey, a show of confidence in the sector’s prospects in Australia.
PSP’s Australian cropping assets will no longer be managed by Warakirri Asset Management, although their partnership on Aurora Dairies will continue.
Asset sale by Soper Wheeler’s New Zealand Redwood Company is expected to attract domestic and international interest.

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