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The two profit-for-member funds have delayed their merger date by six months due to concerns about market volatility and to help ease staff working arrangements.
Partner Jack McCarthy says the company’s deal-by-deal fundraising approach allows it to hold assets for periods longer than a typical farmland fund’s life.
Two of Australia’s largest funds, AustralianSuper and UniSuper, have booked significant devaluations of their unlisted asset portfolios in response to the coronavirus crisis.
President Steve Bruere says attractive post-covid-19 equity and bond prices have kept most institutional investors too busy to investigate farmland opportunities.
President and chair of ag industry bodies Chuck Conner says what is left of limited state resources must be allocated to processing H2A visas to avoid 'devastating impacts' on food production.
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During a time of unprecedented global crisis and widespread turmoil across asset classes, ag industry stakeholders continue to feel upbeat about their investments.
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The NCREIF Australian Farmland Index, which is heavily weighted to permanent cropping, shows total returns held up fairly well despite drought across much of eastern and northern Australia.
Heavily invested legacy vintages might suffer more than funds in market, with the jury still out on whether this crisis will be sharp and short like the GFC, or sharp and longer-lasting running through various cycles.
Lawyers from Paul Weiss pinpoint the areas of a private equity firm operations that may need to be adjusted to account for the coronavirus outbreak, including fund documentation, valuation and banking relationships.
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Ken Mehlman says the $1.3bn vehicle will draw on KKR’s previous protein investments in Asia and support a focus on wastewater treatment in North America and Europe.
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