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Hancock Prospecting buys 3,200ha Australian property to expand Wagyu herd

The Gina Rinehart-owned business will use the acquisition in New South Wales to increase its 20,000 head of cattle.

China-focused consortium increases take-private bid for Capilano Honey

The Roc Capital and Wattle Hill vehicle raises its offer to A$21.00 per share for the Australian company amid speculation of a rival bid from listed dairy producer Bega Cheese.

Australian and Chinese PE firms partner to launch new investment platform

Agriculture is one of several asset classes under consideration for the Australia China Family Office Alliance which has launched with A$50m of seed capital.

Australia’s drought policy is of little benefit to investors

The Australian government’s interventions in the sector to subsidize farmers struggling with drought may ultimately do more harm than good.

Australian agtech lagging other countries but outlook is ‘positive’

A new report has found Australia invested $0.12 per capita in agtech in 2016, far behind $5.80 in the US and $6.05 in Israel.

VIDEO: When horticulture meets aquaculture

Green Camel, in Sydney’s south-west, is raising A$8.5m as it pioneers organic glasshouse farming collocated with barramundi breeding on a commercial scale. Agri Investor got an exclusive tour of the facilities.

Gunn Agri Cattle Fund nears full deployment with cattle breeding property purchase

Gunn Agri Partners’ flagship fund reaches $141.4m in AUM with acquisition of Abingdon Downs.

Exclusive: NZ Super Fund considering first investments in US agriculture

New Zealand’s sovereign wealth fund is aiming to increase its ag weighting to 3% of its assets and is increasingly looking offshore to achieve this, following its first move into Australia in 2017.

PSP purchases Australian vineyard through Blue Sky partnership

The Canadian pension made the investment through its strategic tie-up with the embattled fund manager, securing the asset from a Singaporean vendor on a sale-and-leaseback deal.

First State Super pauses future investments with Blue Sky

The fund, which has invested in water rights and almonds through the Brisbane-based manager, is monitoring the situation due to potential reputational risk.

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