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Céréa Partenaire makes first Italian deal

The Unigrains affiliate is backing the transaction via both its equity and mezzanine funds, and intends to expand further in Western Europe.

Cargill enters into pea protein joint venture

In an interview with Agri Investor, David Henstrom, vice-president of the company's starches, sweeteners and texturizers business, explained what separates pea protein from its peers.

Cannabis fundraising booms despite federal crackdown

While Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made it hard for marijuana businesses to bank their growing piles of cash, dealmaking continues apace.

‘Glass half-full’ on Brexit for private ag debt

Craig Reeves, chief executive of the UK’s Prestige Funds, tells Agri Investor why the firm’s ‘consultative lending’, in-house-sourcing approach is intriguing investors from around the globe.

Farmland LP purchases sought-after Washington farm

Peoples Company president Steve Bruere tells Agri Investor that the property attracted interest from a wide variety of investors including farmland funds, high-net-worth individuals and family offices.

OTPP hires Chinese ag boss to head Australian offshoot

The Canadian pension has appointed David Goodfellow, former head of the Macquarie Pastoral Fund – hinting that livestock could become part of its mandate Down Under.

Sofiprotéol raises €100m from new and existing investors

Arkéa and Groupama are among those that helped the French agri investment firm raise its equity capital to €440m.

India’s Rabo Equity mulls third fund by end 2018

The firm, which expects to make two investments totalling $40m by March, aims for 20% to 25% IRRs. We spoke with chairman Rajesh Srivastava about fund structure and strategy.

Homestead adds former Westchester exec

Patrick Trainor, formerly vice-president and head of acquisitions for the TIAA-linked ag asset manager, joins the San Francisco-headquartered firm.

Gladstone offers up to $150m in preferred B shares

President and chief executive David Gladstone said the farmland REIT hopes to avoid the temporary drag on earnings that can come with a typical offering.