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The amount of cotton grown in the region is set to expand significantly next year, with the construction of a new gin unlocking the region’s potential for investors.
The sale of Auscott, which attracted interest from a wide range of buyers globally, shows how large the pool of potential buyers for large-scale ag assets has become.
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PSP has made another significant investment in Australian agriculture through its purchase of Auscott, adding to its acquisitions of BFB and Webster in 2019.
The project could unlock investment in northern Australian cotton, seen as a potential growth industry by many producers.
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A growing south-east Asian market, a good sustainability story around Australian cotton and the potential for expansion in the north of the country will underpin export growth, Rabobank says.
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The integrated cotton grower and ginning business has been placed on the market by JG Boswell Company, along with 134 megaliters of water entitlements.
Riparian Capital Partners managing partner Michael Blakeney said there is ‘no shortage of opportunities’ for investors but some processes may take a longer to execute due to current restrictions.
With drought leading to record-high water prices in south-east Australia last year, investors have started to look north in search of returns – but there are huge barriers to overcome. Daniel Kemp investigates what efforts are being made to unlock the opportunities.
Interest from institutional investors and private equity remains strong in Australian agriculture despite difficult conditions because of a belief in the asset class’ ‘long-term thesis’.
Australian superannuation fund sells its portfolio, a combination of irrigated farming properties and water rights, to a subsidiary of ASX-listed Washington H Soul Pattinson for approximately A$100 million.
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