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The Uruguayan timber group recently raised $70m for its second domestic timber investment trust, Bosques del Uruguay II.
The mobile application agtech firm raised the latest round from new and existing investors.
GrowLife, the hydroponic equipment seller, has sold a minority stake to ex-CEO Sterling Scott. The company is likely to need additional funding for expansion soon.
Gotham Greens raised the Series B capital to expand the construction of its greenhouse projects into new cities.
The private equity firm invested a further $18m into Allflex Corp to support its recent acquisition of SCR, a livestock monitoring company.
The US private equity fund has closed on $250m.
San Diego County Employees Retirement Association will hire external managers to handle a $50m-$75m timber increase. It is also planning a $150m “re-up” in agriculture investment during the year.
Southeast Venture Holdings is considering launching an institutional fund to target the sustainable aquaculture sector. It is currently raising $75m for its Healthy Earth sustainable food brand.
The institutional manager is selling down the assets of the 2005 Fund I.
Founders Fund’s commitment to Privateer Holdings should encourage other institutions to consider the industry, according to Ryan Brown, chief executive of GrowPros, an investment firm and consultancy.

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