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The £60bn UK pension fund, whose allocations to timber and agri total nearly half a billion pounds, believes it can deliver ‘superior after-cost risk-adjusted returns’ by going direct.
The loan would help the Singaporean agribusiness expand its operations in Egypt, Georgia, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine.
The French real assets manager has added 14,000 ha and €50m in value to its timber holdings with the acquisition of 15 forests in central Finland.
The agriculture IoT start-up has raised fresh funds from Tencent and Syngenta Ventures, an existing investor.
The head of external management at AP Fonden 2, which committed $750m to a TIAA fund in 2014, tells Agri Investor why the Swedish pension favors core farmland investments.
The deal, completed just three months since the company raised €45m, will enable the Dutch firm to expand by adding mealworms, crickets and locusts to its portfolio.
Private capital has its eyes set on central Europe’s largest economy despite legislative uncertainty and a relative lack of scale, Abris partner Monika Nachyla tells Agri Investor.
The venture firm has raised €40m from Ireland’s sovereign development fund and opened its first European office in the ‘agtech island.’
With production soaring amid plateauing demand, ethanol prices are in for a global correction. Yet there are still investment opportunities left.