Home Australia


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.
Dairy cow
Southeast Australian dairy farms are starting to look increasingly attractive to investors due a pricing gap with similar farms in New Zealand, fund managers tell Agri Investor.
The firm aims to hold a ‘one-and-done’ $400m close by Q3 and deploy the Southeast Australian dairy farm fund within 18 months.
Under its new name AgCAP, the firm has hired a new management team to take the asset management business in a different direction.
Canada is the biggest investor in Australian agriculture followed by the UK and the US, according to a recent Parliament research paper.
Adveq Real Assets has bought Olam Australia’s almond orchards; one of the year’s largest agriculture deals.
The prospect for infrastructure investment in Australia is a story in three parts – resources, general urban development and, potentially, agribusiness, suggests Brian McDonald.
The US firm has made its first investment in Australia, backing Victoria-based fruit and vegetables producer The Costa Group.
The Australian sovereign wealth fund continues to increase its exposure to real estate, private equity and infrastructure, according to its Q1 2011 portfolio update. Future Fund’s infra and timberland assets increased by A$562m in the first three months of the year.

Copyright PEI Media

Not for publication, email or dissemination