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Paine Schwartz-backed Global ID acquires Italian organic certifier

The company’s purchase of Bioagricert follows its addition of a Brazilian food safety lab in August.

Mt Schanck sells for more than $40m

Thomas Foods, the largest family-owned meat processing company in the country, has bought the sheep and cattle station in one of South Australia’s biggest agribusiness deals.

Phatisa Food Fund 2 gets AfDB backing, targets 22% net returns

As the South African-based manager progresses towards its $300m target, we zoom in on the fund’s terms.

PE-backed Evans acquires Gaytan Foods

The acquisition will enable the Chicago-based pork rind manufacturer to grow its product line and its West Coast presence.

EIB commits $10m to Ethiopia-focused fund

The investment in Cepheus Growth Capital Partners' maiden vehicle will help boost the country's agriculture and agro-processing sectors.

AfDB to help Benin develop agri, infra sectors

The African Development Bank has committed to making all its operational tools available, including financing, to help the West African country’s economic growth through agri and infrastructure development.

EBRD considers $125m loan to Olam

The loan would help the Singaporean agribusiness expand its operations in Egypt, Georgia, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine.

Agri investment needed to ‘root out poverty’

Instead of being ‘poverty traps,’ rural areas can drive economic growth in developing countries, the FAO says.

Agriculture Capital flies past target to close Fund II on $548m

The vehicle will seek low-teen returns through investments in farmland and processing assets devoted to sustainable production of tree nuts, citrus and blueberries.

AfricInvest targets $200m for Maghreb Fund IV, eyes EIB pledge

The bank will decide by November whether to commit to the private equity vehicle, which has the same target as its predecessor but a higher hard-cap.