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Chinese investment in Australian ag slows to trickle in 2018

Only $85m of deals were made by Chinese investors into Australian agriculture, part of an overall decline in investment in all sectors of 37.6%.

China and US hold biggest foreign stakes in Australian water

A new register for foreign interests has found China and the US each hold 1.9% of the total water entitlement on offer in Australia.

The uncontrollable known

Ag fund managers are hoping for resolution of US-China trade tensions. The savviest will prepare for them to get better and worse.

IFC acquires Washington apple companies amid active market

Washington agronomist Stu Turner tells Agri Investor that a large apple crop in 2017 has helped financial investors play an increasingly active role in the state’s farmland market.

Hosen Capital to launch $700m agribusiness fund

The private equity investment manager aims to capitalize on demand for higher-value food in China and other emerging economies.

Impact on US grain markets and investment minimal despite tariff ceasefire with China

Markets rose in anticipation of a deal between the two countries, but by limiting the agreement to additional tariffs for 90 days means the effect has been minimal and is likely to remain so, say industry insiders.

Bega Cheese to sell Capilano stake and clear way for take-private bid

The dairy producer has bowed out of contention in the race to buy Capilano, with a China-focused consortium poised to triumph.

Australian and Chinese PE firms partner to launch new investment platform

Agriculture is one of several asset classes under consideration for the Australia China Family Office Alliance which has launched with A$50m of seed capital.

Gladstone buys pair of California cherry orchards

The NASDAQ-listed farmland REIT says it hopes the $7m deal will be the first of many in a region well-suited to benefit from growing demand for healthy produce.

Exclusive: Summit Ag expects $75m first close for $300m agribiz fund

Chief executive Bruce Rastetter says the vehicle will target annual returns of more than 20 percent by investing in mid-cap companies in mid-stream agricultural businesses located in the US Midwest.

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