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The value of English farmland has gone from strength to strength in 2014, exceeding the £7,000 mark for the first time.
Scottish Equity Partners, Albion Ventures and the Scottish Investment Bank have invested in the livestock monitoring technology firm.
The private markets group is finalising a fourth hire to its real assets team as it emphasises the importance of the asset class.
Denmark’s AP Pension has set up a fund which will be exclusively focused on purchasing Danish farms.
Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s, The Duchy of Cornwall, the Rothschild family and various Middle Eastern and Asian investors are among those to have come together to provide £65m in finance for Tamar Energy, a UK start-up business that will develop a network of over 40 anaerobic digestion plants.
Institutional investors are expected to commit almost $4 billion of equity to the timberland asset class in 2010. From rarely featuring in investment portfolios in years gone by, timberland is becoming an increasingly attractive sector as LPs seek to diversify and green their investments.
The private equity arm of Citigroup has made an all-equity minority investment in the livestock pharmaceuticals producer.
Biomass may not generate as many headlines as other renewable sources of energy but those looking at it have found a sector with growth potential, an interesting revenue stream, and solid government support across Europe - especially in the UK.
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