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Bonnefield dismisses Saudi menace as Fund IV reaches C$80m third close

President Tom Eisenhauer says the firm’s sale/leaseback model has helped it build an impressive reputation among Canada’s farmers, making for a “remarkably busy summer.”

Farmers’ acquisitive mood outweighs macro concerns as US land appreciates

Buyers have shifted from auctions to sale-leasebacks at a time when trade tensions may significantly alter planting decisions, industry insiders tell Agri Investor.

How to seal off-market deals in the age of mandatory auctions

Select Equities hopes to raise A$100m from a majority of domestic investors before listing the Bio Fund at a 20% to 40% premium. We zoom in on the mechanics of the 'private-to-public' vehicle.

Growth Farms secures A$10m cornerstone pledge for new Australia lease fund

The A$100m vehicle has also received significant interest from two overseas investors and a flood of solicitations from potential tenants, its managing director tells Agri Investor.

DOWNLOAD: Lease or operate?

In the second of a series, we map out the ag fund universe by strategy. Flick through our presentation to find the vehicle that fits your bill.

Midwest sale/leasebacks on the rise: Hertz

Doug Hensley, president of real estate services at Iowa land broker Hertz Real Estate Services, tells Agri Investor that Midwestern lenders are increasingly encouraging farmers with existing debt to explore sale options to financial buyers.

US ag producers optimistic despite ‘tremendous uncertainty’

A five-point jump in sentiment is reported in February’s Purdue University / CME Group Ag Economy Barometer despite concerns about NAFTA renegotiation.

Farmland Partners’ portfolio will not go to PE, says CEO

On an earnings call, Paul Pittman addressed liquidation scenarios while lamenting the gulf between the company’s $12-per-share net asset value and $7-per-share stock price.

Can farmland REITs thrive in Australia?

Rural Funds Group, the country’s only pure agriculture REIT, sees bright prospects in cattle and cotton. We zoom in on the vehicle’s strategy.

Exclusive: Milltrust mulls LatAm fund, eyes Chile portfolio

The firm, which started its Buy & Lease strategy in Australasia 18 months ago, could also look at Uruguay and Paraguay.

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