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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.
Canadian pension fund PSP has agreed to acquire 100% of the shares in Webster, Australia’s largest walnut producer and a significant holder of water entitlements in the Murray-Darling Basin.
Rural Bank warns that the outlook for 2019-20 is ‘mixed’ and impressive growth in cattle exports this year was largely driven by an increase in production due to drought-induced destocking.
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MD David Bryant tells Agri Investor that a new report by EY confirms that allegations made by Bonitas Research were ‘completely without foundation’.
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The deal for a 49% stake in Cubbie Station is MIRA's first large-scale irrigated cotton acquisition.
The group of farming families is offering a buyer the chance to return the water to the environment.
Meat processor Thomas Foods is selling the 5,728ha horticulture property, which has a High Security water entitlement for the Darling River.
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