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Exclusive: Food and ag chief departs TPG’s The Rise Fund

Joy Basu’s exit from her role with the $2bn vehicle leaves it without a lead executive for agriculture, one of the seven sectors it targets.

Cargill makes $20m upgrade to Minnesota egg facility

Ag giant’s latest move is in response to 'dynamic and competitive' protein market, says firm.

Markets trump everything, says Vilsack

President Obama’s secretary of agriculture tells Agri Investor why he’s working to forge long-term partnerships in China as the Trump Administration follows through on its campaign promise of trade war with the country.

SALIC adds ex-COFCO exec: reports

Matthew Jansen, who had the same position with China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation’s international grain business, has reportedly joined Saudi Arabia’s state-backed ag investment unit as chief executive.

Finding the exit

In the second part of our interview with Proterra managing director Rich Gammill, we learn what convinced the firm to exit its China-focused dairy business to a joint-venture partner.

How Proterra thrived in China’s ‘non-existent’ dairy market

The firm's investment in AustAsia leveraged its connection with Cargill to help create a giant dairy company. In the first instalment of our interview with its managing partner, we explore how it came about.

Michigan seeks to mop up milk surplus with $58m dairy factory

Producers in the state lost more than $164m last year, according to its agricultural department, at a time when the industry is slowly opening up to private equity.

FDI in US dairy to open up market for private capital

Growing partnerships between foreign companies and US cooperatives could help shape future opportunities for institutional investors, senior economist Ben Laine tells Agri Investor.

Exclusive: Chinese investors, NZ funds eye 22,000ha Tasmania farm

Foreign investment rules introduced this month have not impacted the Rushy Lagoon sale, says CBRE's Peter Ryan, though the wider market may take 'a little time to adjust.'

Paine Schwartz-backed Meadow Foods acquires edible oils producer

The dairy and ingredient provider’s purchase of UK-headquartered Roil Foods follows its add-on of Fayrefield Liquids in August.

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