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QIC’s beef business eyes Asia’s protein market

In the second half of a two-part interview, Damien Frawley discusses several ways NAPCO could seek to tap markets across the Pacific and says Chinese strategics are largely 'misunderstood'.

Could a NAFTA rewrite sour CDPQ’s $40m dairy platform?

The C$286bn pension is boosting a co-investment structure to support regional dairy as the sector emerges as a focus of ongoing trade negotiations.

Sofiprotéol raises €100m from new and existing investors

Arkéa and Groupama are among those that helped the French agri investment firm raise its equity capital to €440m.

India’s Rabo Equity mulls third fund by end 2018

The firm, which expects to make two investments totalling $40m by March, aims for 20% to 25% IRRs. We spoke with chairman Rajesh Srivastava about fund structure and strategy.

Saskatchewan funnels big bucks into crop research

The province has allocated funding for 30 projects from its Agriculture Development Fund as part of a C$3bn program that is also backed by the federal authorities.

EBRD approves $150m loan for Olam

The development bank’s cash infusion will help the Singaporean agribusiness trader invest in its existing operations in Egypt, Georgia, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine.

Oaktree ups stake in Canada’s SunOpta

The US firm has increased its share in the organic food company to nearly 20% little more than a year after first investing in it.

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.

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