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PE’s role in the 21st-century hemp supply chain

Private investors are well-positioned to help revive industrial hemp in the US, but they will have to navigate a hopeful market carefully.

RRG-backed Sun World sells California grape lands

Executives from the Renewable Resources Group-owned company said the sale would allow them to focus more on its technology, breeding and licensing business.

The Rohatyn Group puts WA sandalwood estate on market

New York-based emerging markets-focused group has put the 6,700-ha estate up for sale after selling down timber assets in New Zealand last year.

Gladstone expects up to $200m in 2019 acquisitions

David Gladstone says the NASDAQ-traded REIT’s pipeline of potential acquisitions is 'as strong as we’ve ever seen', as he hopes to get the company's farmland portfolio to $1bn in 2020.

Japan Post Bank eyes agri opportunities

Director of private equity and infrastructure Yasuhiro Ono said the institution is looking to diversify across geographies, vintages and managers.

Cultivian Sandbox fund misses $200m target

The firm secures $130m from strategic ag investors like ADM and Smithfield, as well as its first non-US LPs, like Sumitomo Chemical America.

Blue Sky gets court order against former directors over data downloads

Australian court bans three former Blue Sky directors, Riparian Capital Partners and Pinnacle Investment Management from using proprietary data allegedly downloaded while the executives worked at their former firm.

Politics likely to slow LatAm ag reform

Gaps between populist rhetoric and political reality suggest sector pledges in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico will be difficult to implement, says Fitch.

CPC divestment continues with sale of second property to Sterling Buntine

Terra Firma-owned CPC continues to be ‘actively engaged’ with potential buyers for the rest of its portfolio as a whole or in parts, CEO Troy Setter said.

‘We’ve had to be flexible, because if you are not flexible, you die’

With C$400m deployed from Fiera Comox's debut vehicle, partner Bob Saul explains why the firm has shifted focus from a search for assets with existing cashflow to earlier-stage opportunities.

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