The open-ended farmland investing vehicle has raised $649.7m since launching in 2006.
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The outlook for Brazil’s sugar and ethanol sector remains bleak, Fitch says, with more defaults and bankruptcy filings expected.
Private equity can respond to consumer demand by helping encourage adoption of new technologies and conversion of conventional farmland to organic production, according to Rabobank.
Investors in the Kansas-based commodity trading and transportation company include Chinese private equity firm New Hope Group and Australian real assets giant Macquarie.
The World Bank affiliate will provide a $60m loan from its own account and help facilitate an additional $40m in financing to support Nibulon’s efforts to increase its trading volume.
The Canadian pension giant says it “plans to build scale in US agriculture” having increased its agriculture exposure by more than 11% in a year.
The superannuation fund has spun out its impact investment arm to become Brightlight Impact, keeping an 80% equity stake. Former senior portfolio analyst Simba Marekera, head of research at the new entity, talks to Agri Investor.
Former MetLife director of research Hugues Rinfret lays out the case for a protein-food centered investment strategy.
The agricultural lender said that a certification supporting a price premium for produce from farms transitioning to organic production could help ease growing supply challenges.
In its quarterly agricultural outlook, Farmer Mac sounded a note of optimism on farmers’ net income and detailed recent conditions throughout in the US agricultural economy.