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Gunn Agri Partners to use climate data to target properties for A$350m cropland fund

The Sydney-based manager is leaning on climate-change research to pick properties and is ‘confident’ returns will beat more passive strategies.

Foreign ownership of Australian farmland dips slightly over 3-year period

Foreign Investment Review Board figures show the UK is the largest overseas holder of Australian farmland, followed by China.

Blue Sky loses key personnel from water team – exclusive

Investment directors Michael Blakeney and Nick Waters are leaving in a development that MD Kim Morison described as ‘disappointing.’
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PSP buys majority stake in BFB from Proterra Investment Partners

The deal represents PSP’s latest major investment in Australian agriculture and has received FIRB approval.

Exclusive: OTPP acquires Washington orchard

Dale Burgess, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan's head of infrastructure and natural resources, tells Agri Investor that Broetje Orchards is a natural fit for the C$194bn pension’s ag strategy.

Kilter Rural sells 50% stake to Regal Funds Management and launches A$250m farmland fund

Regal will also help raise funds for the Kilter Water Fund, while two of its directors will join Kilter’s board.

PSP joint venture buys 41,000-acre Hawaii property

A market source tells Agri Investor the creation of the diversified Mahi Pono joint venture reflects the C$159bn pension’s strategy to develop between 20 and 25 platforms across agricultural regions and sub-sectors.

Brazil: Carnival atmosphere or another Latin lesson for ag?

With the conversion of rainforest into farmland likely to be a closely watched gauge of Brazil’s new administration, farmland investors active in the market will be challenged to carefully weigh near-term opportunities and long-term challenges.

Knight Frank to capitalize on Brexit ag opportunities

The firm is enlarging its rural team in the UK and introducing an ag-finance service to broker deals between farmers and investors, providing expertise amid Brexit uncertainty.

AAM Investment Group buys Australian property to create mega prawn farm

Aquaculture firm Seafarms Group novated its option to buy Legune Station in the Northern Territory to AAM but signed a lease to continue developing Project Sea Dragon.

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