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Chief sustainability officer Brian Kernohan says fund-level reporting and enrolling 300,000 acres into Leading Harvest part of designed to respond to growing sustainability scrutiny among LPs.
Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries on wooden surface
The two firms had steadily outbid each other over the past several months, with a final offer price now one-third higher than the first bid submitted by Macquarie in November 2020.
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.
Packhorse Pastoral, farmland, Australia
Packhorse Pastoral Company is aiming to raise A$1.5bn for its first pooled fund – and it wants it all to come exclusively from Australians.
Managing director Nicolas Leyssieux says the C$365bn pension aims to deploy about C$2bn over the next five years, with a primary focus on the US and Australia.
Portfolio manager Sameer Jinnah says fund investments and partnerships with the likes of Westchester and Paine Schwartz have supported the C$171.3bn pension’s aspiration to increase direct investments in global forestry and ag.
cotton farm
PSP has made another significant investment in Australian agriculture through its purchase of Auscott, adding to its acquisitions of BFB and Webster in 2019.
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.
Post covid-19 challenges faced by small wineries in a market undergoing structural change were highlighted in a recent Rabobank report.
A new report hopes to spark discussion about what agriculture will look like in 2035, identifying five key themes that could disrupt the sector and affect investment strategies.
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