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EY bolsters ag-focused advisory

Global agribusiness lead Rob Dongoski says the addition of Mark Holland, Nathan Ramsay and Asha Lundal from The Context Network reflects growing interest in the sector.

Oaktree-backed AGRO Merchants Group acquires Iberia coldstores

Chief executive Carlos Rodriguez says increasing produce and frozen fish volumes prompted expansion in a region that is a gateway to southern Europe.

New Sumitomo unit to hunt ag VC investments

Sumitomo's Corporate Venture and Innovation Office will also explore investments in healthcare, environment, and information and communication technology.

Gladstone acquires Michigan blueberry properties for $7.8m

The NASDAQ-listed farmland REIT’s expansion comes as blueberry markets face reduced California production and growing competition from Mexico, Peru and Chile.

Blue Sky resolves court action with Pinnacle and Riparian amid string of board resignations

Brisbane-based Blue Sky has resolved its court action against three former directors as the company’s chairman and chief executive leave the business.

Investors want sustainable beef production

The latest annual update to the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework shows an industry trying to get on the front foot with consumers and investors.

Cultivian, Anterra and Open Prairie among investors in $40m biologicals Series B

Vestaron chief executive Anna Rath says attracting life-science investors into later-stage agtech startups will be key to the market's development.

Nuveen backs Indian ag lender’s $55m Series D

The investment brings Samunnati’s total fundraising to $84.5m since it was founded in 2014.

GrainCorp secures insurer deal to smooth out earnings volatility

The ASX-listed firm has signed a contract with White Rock Insurance in a similar arrangement to that proposed by Long-Term Asset Partners in its failed takeover bid for the company.

AGR sells pet food ingredient unit to Olympus Partners

Managing director Daniel Masters says PE has invested less in the supply chain for premium pet food ingredients.
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