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Chief investment officer Geert Peetermans says the change reflects a natural evolution towards investor-favorable structures within the rapidly developing impact investing market.
Pea shoots growing hydroponically
Cofounder Steven Dring says the start-up expects to reach its target 'pretty soon' and is working on building out a new cohort of hydroponic farms with partners.
Aquaculture in Norway
The firm's first two funds have almost raised a combined $250m from family offices and will invest in Norwegian ag and energy companies before exporting them to South-East Asia.
The fund will make investments ranging between $10-$50 million in farmland growing fresh fruit, vegetables and nuts.
The investment into Warburton Technology has led to the creation of a new animal nutrition platform that will also house MS Biotech.
Thor Talseth’s Neptune will invest across the aquaculture value chain and has four acquisitions in the pipeline due to close in H1 2020.
Atlantic Sapphire is building a land-based salmon farming facility in Florida, the success of which could influence financing conditions for up to 70 similar projects proposed globally.
The Swiss impact asset manager said closure of the Fair Agriculture Fund did not reflect any change in investor demand for exposure to the vehicle, which had invested more than $1bn across 52 countries since 2011.
Lighthouse Finance managing director Howard Tang says the fund will largely look to help finance critical operating equipment for established seafood companies.
The Frutas Fund will initially invest in Citri&Co and Frutas Esther and could make acquisitions to expand their global presence and product range.
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