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The land will be managed by the same team that handles similar land in the same part of Victoria, Australia for AgCAP, investment manager of the Sustainable Agriculture Fund.
The acquisition of this north-western Tasmanian plantation by July will take New Forests’ total estate up to half a million hectares.
Agri Investor’s first drinks event went off with a bang as attendees discussed investing into Africa, the trials and tribulations of tilling the land and the debate between Australian and New Zealand dairy managers heated up.
Declining domestic production of beef in China is good news for fund managers focusing on the beef sector in countries such as Australia.
The SLM Australia Livestock Fund is negotiating an A$20m - A$30m debt and equity deal with an undisclosed institutional investor.
Agricultural businesses hoping to attract institution investment and improve their production need to look beyond traditional valuation methods, argues David Krause.
Institutional investors may be increasingly attracted to funds touting operational agri expertise – but that doesn’t mean they should disregard buy-and-lease models, especially in developed markets like Australia.
Two brothers from Northern Queensland have set up National Land Lease (NLL), after selling 180,000 acres of family land to a corporate fund and leasing it back under a long-term contract.
Burned by its first domestic investment, the Australian super fund will look for longer term, larger scale and more geographically diverse opportunities in the future.
The Australian investment manager has hired Michael Blakeney as investment director, taking the team to 15 people.

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