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The fund manager invested in tomato producer Sundrop Farms via the Growth Infrastructure Fund, which has scaled back its fundraising target due to covid-19.
Celery farm in US, Caliafornia
The listed manager has built on its acquisition of goFARM Asset Management by building out its unlisted Agricultural Trust No 1.
Favorable climatic conditions have set up a bumper grains crop in Australia. But ANZ warns the sector should prepare for ‘the confluence of major global factors’, including covid-19.
Macadamia plantation aerial shot
Rural Funds Management will convert the sugar cane properties to macadamia orchards after acquiring them from local grower and processor MSF Sugar.
The two funds, which have either already invested in agriculture or have begun to dip their toe in to the sector, will create a A$129bn combined entity in November.
A drive for greater transparency and regulatory oversight in the Murray-Darling Basin will make water a more investable asset class for institutions.
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.
Australia, farm, windmill
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.
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