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ADM Capital senior investment director Alastair Cooper says Connecterra has the capacity to reduce antibiotic use by 50% and 'totally get rid of the need for any hormones.'
Chief investment officer Geert Peetermans says the change reflects a natural evolution towards investor-favorable structures within the rapidly developing impact investing market.
Brad Riemenapp, chief executive of Global ID, calls the region a priority growth market as the Iowa headquartered company expands its international footprint.
The Spark portfolio company is venturing into new business channels as demand grows for indoor farming produce.
The deal, completed just three months since the company raised €45m, will enable the Dutch firm to expand by adding mealworms, crickets and locusts to its portfolio.
The Deprez Family now owns more than 50% of Greenyard, a long-time private equity favorite with a market capitalization of more than €970m.
The impact investing firm has purchased an $8m stake in agricultural logistics and financing provider Sohan Lal, with plans to help the Indian company expand its loans offerings to smallholder farmers.
The Chinese grain trader now exclusively owns Dutch agribusiness Nidera and has selected Johnny Chi, chief executive of COFCO International and COFCO Agri, as Nidera’s new CEO.
PensionDanmark, PKA, ATP and Industriens Pension will contribute a total of DKK500 million to the newly-established and state-sponsored Danish Agriculture Capital fund.
Frank Roeters van Lennep replaces Ruulke Bagijn, who left the €200bn Dutch pension fund manager in May to join AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets.

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