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Hamilton Lane: Alpha search drives ag/infra convergence

Managing director Brent Burnett says branching out into 'farm-to-market' infrastructure has proved attractive for managers of both agriculture and infrastructure-focused funds.

LGIAsuper commits A$112m to Equilibrium’s glasshouse-focused US fund

The Brisbane-based superfund says its capital will back expansion at Houweling’s Group, which Equilibrium’s fund acquired a stake in earlier this month.

MIRA to sell one-fifth of land bought from Hassad in September 2018

Macquari wants to optimize land use within the portfolios of subsidiaries Paraway Pastoral Co and Viridis Ag.

Cooke enters LatAm and shrimp markets with Seajoy acquisition

The deal demonstrates the PSP Investments-backed company’s ambition to become the world’s largest seafood conglomerate, according to a source.

New Forests’ third Australia-New Zealand fund hits 50% deployment with NZ forestry purchase

The firm acquired Hikurangi Forest Farms for an undisclosed sum, describing it as a ‘cornerstone asset’ for the fund.

PSP terminates strategic agreement with Blue Sky

The Canadian pension and the Brisbane-based fund manager have agreed to end their strategic partnership, covering some A$200m of assets.

Alantra acquires majority stake in Frías Nutrición

The seventh investment from the €450m Alantra Private Equity Fund III will enable the health-food firm to expand internationally and develop its product base.

Farmer Mac’s president highlights energy-ag convergence

After taking the helm at the NYSE-traded secondary marketplace for agricultural loans in October, Brad Nordholm tells Agri Investor it is getting harder to make generalizations about its agricultural borrowers.

Idaho Land Board picks up 32k-acre Molpus timber portfolio for $42m

Deputy director David Groeschl says the Land Board has $109m remaining for in-state ag and timber purchases.

Partnership looks at impact of organic conversion on farmland values

Farmland service provider Peoples Company and data firm Mercaris will work with producers and other industry contacts to produce a study on organic farmland as an asset class.

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