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Produce marketplace start-up secures $8m in Series A funding

Full Harvest, a platform that brings together agri markets for excess produce has attracted investment from Cultivian Sandbox Ventures and Spark Capital.

Planfarm relaunches $250m agri fund amid ‘very strong’ season for WA wheat belt

Western Australian Farm Investment Fund is targeting 13.5% IRR but has received little interest from domestic superannuation funds.

Specialty lender backs Paraguay agribusiness with $8m loan

Latitude 20 Capital Partners’ Eimaad Ahmed says political and infrastructure conditions in Paraguay have allowed it to take greater advantage of the US-China trade war than its Latin American peers.

Private equity prepares to follow organic farmers into the mainstream

Accelerating changes in farming techniques will create a wider market for biological inputs, says Pam Marrone, chief executive of Ospraie portfolio company MBI.

How to seal off-market deals in the age of mandatory auctions

Select Equities hopes to raise A$100m from a majority of domestic investors before listing the Bio Fund at a 20% to 40% premium. We zoom in on the mechanics of the 'private-to-public' vehicle.

Private equity gets thirsty for ‘ultra-luxury’ wines

TSG-backed Duckhorn Wine is the latest portfolio company to seal a high-profile acquisition in a sector dominated by families.

Wawona buys Californian stone-fruit breeding operation

The Paine Schwarz-backed packing company has added the Burchell Nursery assets to bolster its vertical integration plans.

Proterra ag firm puts $21m Australian properties on the block

One Tree Agriculture is offering the Goodiwindi aggregation for sale as a whole or in its three parts, making it a potential target for corporate or local buyers.

Gladstone buys five Florida farms with Oregon sale proceeds

Urbanization and tax credits were among the factors that made the $37m asset bundle attractive, president and chief executive David Gladstone tells Agri Investor.

Outstanding offer convinces Gladstone to sell $21m asset

The farmland REIT says selling the Oregon property to its current tenant will allow it to pocket a 20% IRR on its initial investment.

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