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Northern California draws in private capital in post-drought recovery

The 'very efficient' almond market and rising land values are probably among the factors that just prompted AgIS Capital to buy a 952-acre property for a reported $24m.

Bill Gates-linked firms ramp up bets on farmland investments

Sources say the addition of a $171m Pacific Northwest property to an entity containing Mississippi Delta assets comes amid signs the Microsoft founder's vehicles are increasing exposure to US farmland.

$144m Ceres Ag goes on auction after failing to find domestic buyer off market

Integrated NSW beef and cropping enterprise will be subject to an EOI campaign in October, allowing foreign capital to make a bid.

Timber investment central to NZ Super Fund’s strong returns

New Zealand’s sovereign wealth fund has namechecked its 42% stake in Kaingaroa Timberlands as a strong performer in FY18.

Oaktree to invest $36m in Blue Sky through convertible loan note

The embattled Australian fund manager will use the capital for co-investments and leverage Oaktree's reputation with prospective LPs.

Farmland values hold steady as financial pressure builds

Director of economic and financial research Jackson Takach says proceeds from the 2010s continue to provide stability for many US farmers as interest rate concerns add to their financial stress.

WSIB ups farmland exposure with $250m commitment

The $129bn pension, which has backed Agriculture Capital and Homestead Capital among others in the past, is providing one-sixth of the dry powder sought by IFC's $1.5bn buy-and-lease vehicle.

Geopolitics still loom over resurgent ex-Soviet markets

Agriculture in Russia and Ukraine seems to be back in robust shape. For foreign investors looking to make the trip, however, factors to consider run beyond economics.

Australian Rural Capital to focus on unlisted assets after lack of interest in listed...

The Brisbane-based firm, which was part of a failed Chinese-led bid for S Kidman & Co, has seen ‘continuing interest’ from investors in unlisted assets.

Saudi firm chalks up massive Ukraine deal as foreign interest tentatively returns

A source familiar with the deal tells Agri Investor it comes as some international investors explore re-entry into a market many fled three-and-a-half years ago amid heightened tensions with Russia.

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