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Tenacious-backed Vow eyes high-value cultured meat niche and Stafford Capital Partners’ timber fund nears its $1 billion target. Meanwhile, PeakBridge and Edmond de Rothschild agtech fund hits $187 million final close; Louis Dreyfus Company’s bid to acquire Namoi Cotton raises competition red flags, and more. Welcome to Field Notes, the start-of-the-week briefing for our valued subscribers only. Tips and feedback to: binyamin.a@pei.group.
Farm land in Outback, Dubbo, Australia
Growth in Australian farmland values slowed in 2023 to 6.4 percent; goFarm to launch new fund with A$350 million ($232 million; €215 million) target; UBS wants governments in driver’s seat for Green Revolution 2.0; UK asset owners all-in on natural capital; and more. Welcome to Field Notes, the start-of-the-week briefing for our valued subscribers only.
‘Impact-linked carry doesn’t work,’ says Zebra Impact managing partner; Manulife has reached a $334m second close on its Forest Climate Fund; HeavyFinance eyes Ukraine carbon credits; LDC and Olam battle for Namoi Cotton, and more. Welcome to Field Notes, the start-of-the-week briefing for our valued subscribers only. Tips and feedback to: binyamin.a@pei.group.
Trees in a forest
BTG closes LatAm timberland Fund II on $1.24bn; ADQ is moving fast to establish a year-round multi-crop platform at Unifrutti; the $8.2 billion Bunge-Viterra merger runs into trouble in Canada; Bluefront Equity launches Fund II with $50 million already banked and more. Welcome to Field Notes, the start-of-the-week briefing for our valued subscribers only.
Sun shining through forest trees
Astarte has closed its debut impact forestry fund on $325 million, Forward Consumer Partners chooses Firehook Bakery for the first deal from its $425 million fund, BlueOrchard and Acre Impact Capital hit fundraising milestones, IIED believes DFN swaps can unlock $100 million in climate finance, and more. Welcome to Field Notes, the start-of-the-week briefing for our valued subscribers only.
We reveal the winners of Agri Investor’s Global Awards; take a look inside Aqua Capital’s $450 million close; a new report backs the importance of Australia’s carbon market; McKinsey finds limited take-up of ag sustainability practices ag, and more. Welcome to Field Notes, the start-of-the-week briefing for our valued subscribers only. Tips and feedback to: binyamin.a@pei.group.
Wheat field
Aqua Capital surpasses its $400m target to close Fund III on $450m; climate vehicles have raised $9.4bn across 41 funds since 2022; Toniic has made a commitment of undisclosed size to Conservation Resources' Impact Agriculture Strategy; Brazilian beef’s climate challenge, and more. Welcome to Field Notes, the start-of-the-week briefing for our valued subscribers only.
China lifts Australia wine tariffs after three years; World Fund has hit a €300m close on its debut vehicle; Royal London has made its first natural capital investment; we take a closer look at Munich Re’s farmland play, and more. Welcome to Field Notes, the start-of-the-week briefing for our valued subscribers only. Tips and feedback to: binyamin.a@pei.group.
Orange orchard
Returns for Australia farmland fall below zero, according to ANREV; Acre Venture Partners closes its $140m Fund III; farmland buy-and-lease strategies go open-end; Olam opens bidding war for Namoi cotton with Louis Dreyfus; and more. Welcome to Field Notes, the start-of-the-week briefing for our valued subscribers only.
Olive oil
Why Fiera Comox waited six-years for Innoliva to present itself, Agtech fundraising falls to lowest level since 2017, Mirova hits €195 million on €300 million climate fund, New Forests makes two senior hires, deals round-up and more. Welcome to Field Notes, the start-of-the-week briefing for our valued subscribers only.
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