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Indoor garden tech firm secures $2m

Upfront Ventures led the seed round of funding for plant-growing technology start-up Grove Labs, alongside three other VC firms and an individual angel investor.
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Taggares Agriculture readies IPO

The firm will list on the Nasdaq exchange after raising IPO capital to acquire the vineyard business of the Taggares family, according to an SEC filing.

UBS launches Aussie investment platform

The firm's asset management business is offering segregated mandates to institutional investors wanting to invest into Australian and New Zealand farmland.
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Timberland Investment Resources buys Wisconsin forestry

The Timberland Investment Management Organisation is buying 50,000 acres from Plum Creek, acquiring it for a separate account investor.
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KKR invests into African rose farm

The US private equity firm has invested $200m into Ethiopia's Afriflora, an Ethiopian-based grower and distributor of sustainably grown roses.
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KKR leads $270m buyout of COFCO Meat

A consortium is investing into COFCO Group in a strategic partnership to build large-scale pig farms and meat processing plants in China.
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Sporting Ranch Capital gets Fund II commitment

The ranch fund management firm is targeting $50m and has received its first commitment, from repeat investor T. Boone Pickens.
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Russian state fund renews agri focus

The $10bn Russian Direct Investment Fund is exploring opportunities for co-investment across the country’s agribusiness value chain.
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Indian agriculture supply chain ready for investment

Investment opportunities abound in the Indian agriculture sector, not least in its inefficient supply chain, writes strategy consultant Deepak Nighoskar.

Chinese agriculture ripe with opportunity, says market

The time is right to be investing into China’s agriculture industry as the Chinese government pushes for better food quality and higher yielding food production.

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