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New Forests hits full deployment on A$707m antipodean fund

The trans-Tasman manager has sealed the two final deals funded through the vehicle by purchasing two assets from The Rohatyn Group.

Blue Sky buys $30m of water entitlements from Harvard Endowment

Interim MD Kim Morison says the acquisition of the Murrumbidgee tranche is ‘business as usual' for the under-fire Australian asset manager.

WATCH: OTPP’s David Goodfellow: ‘Less panic now that the Chinese are out’

The Canadian pension hopes to deploy $1bn into Australian ag, says the CEO of its local offshoot. Prices are heading south as restrictions on capital outflows in China herald a cooling off.

AFGRI taps PIC and Fairfax equity in bid to create pan-African ag group

Chief executive Chris Venter tells Agri Investor the company, which financial backers took private four years ago, could seek to co-invest with institutions to seal strategic acquisitions.

Distressed Coomboona Dairies for sale following co-owners dispute

The farm went into administration in March after retailer Harvey Norman went public about its disagreement with Hong Kong's Eternal Sound over future plans.

Growth Farms secures A$10m cornerstone pledge for new Australia lease fund

The A$100m vehicle has also received significant interest from two overseas investors and a flood of solicitations from potential tenants, its managing director tells Agri Investor.

WATCH: Blue Sky MD: ‘Trust our LPs, not the market’

There'll be no investor stampede from Blue Sky's ag and water business, insists interim managing director Kim Morison in the wake of a short-selling attack on the Australian firm from a US hedge fund.

Qatar SWF goes shopping for farms abroad as blockade bites

The ag subsidiary of the Qatar Investment Authority, which already owns chunks of farmland in Australia, plans to invest $500m in Sudan by 2021. We take a look at the unit’s current holdings overseas.

Blue Sky opens books to Australian regulator as shares hit new low

The asset manager told the ASX today it had received a section 33 notice from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

New global ag index welcomed but Australian figures questioned

Investors believe the Duxton Global Agricultural Property Index could help improve agriculture's credibility as an asset class, but doubt has been cast over its low recorded returns for Australia.

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