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Confidence among farmers is strong after a bumper 2020 winter crop, with hopes that a repeat this year will set the sector up for years to come.
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Proterra Investment Partners' Asia arm has grown to the point where it accounts for most of the firm’s AUM and is the focus for the firm’s future growth.
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The firm was also granted a seat on the Simple Love’s board as its continues to make inroads into the Asia food sector through its third flagship food fund.
Investment manager Sapient Capital Partners is targeting a net IRR of 12%-14% for its first dairy fund, which has lined up a seed portfolio of assets in Australia.
The vehicle aims to raise A$500m in its first 12 months, providing loans of A$10m-$150m to counterparties across a variety of commodities.
The aggregation of seven dairy farms in Victoria is in the ‘top echelon’ of Australian dairy producers, a source says.
Managing director Chris Sun says improving food safety conditions and the influence of key opinion leaders on China’s consumers help make the company’s direct-to-consumer model especially attractive.
The Foreign Investment Review Board has become a ‘de facto security regulator’, according to Lachlan Molesworth of Foreign Investment Advisory Australia.
Dave Chen says the pause on fundraising for the firm’s $300m follow-up to its $184m debut wastewater vehicle comes as investors display growing interest in renewable natural gas.
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The firm intends to draw on its inaugural fund’s ‘very successful' investment in Farefield Dairy as it seeks to support Glacier Products’ expansion across Africa.
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