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Top North American pensions’ ag portfolios to surpass $1bn in Australia

The sector has only recently emerged as an investable asset class, says Rawdon Briggs, Colliers International’s new rural & agribusiness chief, with Chinese capital also waiting in the wings.

CITIC Agri Fund readies $2.65bn war chest for further takeovers

A portfolio company of the Chinese giant will be tasked with managing Dow’s Brazilian assets, which CITIC’s agri unit just bought for $1.1bn in a bid to “become global.”

Boom in global protein production ‘to pressure margins’

Trade expansion could provide further impetus for consolidation, with Asian demand feeding through exports growth in Brazil and the US, research suggests.

Ontario supports Chinese dairy group’s C$225m baby formula plant

The investment will allow the country to sell more products derived from raw milk, the exports of which are capped by the WTO.

COFCO investment arm closes $1bn mixed-ownership deal

The package includes a $271m commitment from China’s Hony Capital as well as pledges by Guangdong Wen's Foodstuff Group and Beijing Capital Agribusiness Group.

China outbound guidance to boost M&A funds

New regulations expected to slow China outbound deals are in fact paving the way for more cross-border buyout funds targeting government-favored industries, such as agriculture and natural resources.

Chinese insurers continue quest for alternatives

Moody’s analysis showed a compound annual growth rate of 55% in alternative investments by the country's insurers between 2013 and 2016.

Navis sells duck business to Chinese asset managers in $183m deal

The Malaysian firm's Fund V was generating 8% net IRR as of September last year.

Chinese tycoon buys Australia’s fourth-largest beef processor

The A$120m deal by Archstone Investment, an agri investment firm owned by the Hui family, comes less than a year after the failed sale to another Chinese investor.

IFC considers backing China agri loans with $44m

The proposed partnership with JD Chongqing Microcredit Company would support loans designed to encourage the use of data in agri lending and expand financial access for under-served communities.