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Short-seller Bonitas resumes attack on Rural Funds Management

US-based short-seller argued that EY report was ‘not a clean bill of health’ and had ‘backfired’ on Rural Funds Management, as the ASX-listed firm begins legal action.
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Rural Funds Management: short-sellers ‘play by different rules’ to ASX-listed firms

MD David Bryant tells Agri Investor that a new report by EY confirms that allegations made by Bonitas Research were ‘completely without foundation’.
Weather conditions in eastern Australia remain challenging, but farmland has continued to deliver strong capital growth for investors

Western Australian farms achieved 12.3% returns in 2018

Broadacre farmers in WA have ‘a lot of confidence’ after one of the highest-returning years recorded by Planfarm in its annual Benchmarks report.

Farmland Partners CEO: ‘5% of portfolio is sold’

Chief executive Paul Pittman says while FPI has received interest in its entire portfolio, the NYSE-traded REIT plans to continue pursuing opportunistic individual sales.

Agri-logistics emerging as attractive new asset class for investors

Businesses and properties associated with food production and distribution attract growing interest from private equity funds, real estate investors and more traditional agri investors.

OTPP’s Goodfellow: ‘I’ve always preferred own-and-operate model in Australian ag’

The CEO of the pension's Australian ag portfolio told Agri Investor's Melbourne Forum it is looking to diversify its holdings by both geography and sector after building significant market positions in almonds and avocados.

CPC divests seventh property in sale and leaseback arrangement

The firm has sold Manbulloo Station to an unidentified consortium but has leased the property back to keep running cattle there.

Gladstone expects up to $200m in 2019 acquisitions

David Gladstone says the NASDAQ-traded REIT’s pipeline of potential acquisitions is 'as strong as we’ve ever seen', as he hopes to get the company's farmland portfolio to $1bn in 2020.

Gladstone acquires pistachio property for $28.6m

California legislation of groundwater may be harming the value of such properties, says The Specialty Crop company’s Kevin Herman.

Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company confirms first Australian investment

SALIC has bought a large aggregation from the Nicoletti in a deal that also represents its investment into sheep production.
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