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The year ahead will see strengthening focus on reducing emissions across the economy continue to feed LP interest in agriculture.
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.
Sustainability manager Nick Reinke says ag carbon credits are ‘a long way away from a free-flowing market’ and prices are ‘a bit arbitrary at this point.’
The firm’s seed development platform produces sought-after attributes such as high protein levels and counts Google’s venture arm, CDPQ and Louis Dreyfus’ venture unit among its investors.
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Kevin Helash says he expects consolidation among biologicals producers to gather pace in the next 12-24 months, as investors focus on strengthening the sub-sector’s early leaders.
The Leading Harvest initiative was driven by a working group that included Nuveen/Westchester, Hancock Natural Resources Group and Cottonwood Ag Management, among others.
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A three-year USDA-sponsored study found $47.5bn of assets are being managed through 70 investment strategies that include criteria associated with holistic ag 'regenerative' approaches.
Signs of eroding barriers between largely separate corners of the markets are generating excitement and offer hints for managers looking to meet new demand.
As the aquaculture industry weighs whether its future is onshore, in the open-ocean or both, private equity investors have an opportunity to help develop a market seen as key to meeting future protein demand.
Global Impact Investing Network manager says GPs and LPs involved with timber expect climate change initiatives to help increase income from carbon trading and reforestation.
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