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AC Fund3 will target low to mid-teens net IRR through a focus on fresh citrus in the US, Australia and Spain that builds upon the firm’s previous experience in permanent crops.
The Transforming Farming Platform now has a portfolio of more than 12,500ha acquired across eight separate transactions.
PSP’s Australian cropping assets will no longer be managed by Warakirri Asset Management, although their partnership on Aurora Dairies will continue.
Apricots, stone fruit
The two foundation assets for the Warakirri Farmland Fruit are stone fruit orchards that will be leased to WF Montague under a 20-year agreement.
The market for Australian Carbon Credit Units has been thriving, but recent developments have thrust it into the spotlight – which may not be a bad thing.
Founder and managing partner Nick Cooney says participation by a University-backed investment vehicle helped feed investor interest in NuCicer, which is developing high protein chickpeas.
Foreign farmland ownership in Australia was flat year-on-year, with Chinese entities still topping the list of foreign investors despite a fall in the amount of land they own.
Farm, Australia, Cotton Combine
The three assets – Vaucluse, One Tree and Racecourse – are expected to fetch more than A$400m for investors in Proterra’s Black River Agriculture Fund 2.
The Australian Farmland Index for Q4 2021 shows that annual farmland continues to outperform permanent cropping, but returns for both have remained solid at 7.22%
Non-bank lender Thera Capital Management has secured two-thirds of its commitments from outside Australia, gaining traction among investors thanks to ag’s defensive characteristics and ESG themes.

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