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First State Super-backed A$150m fund chooses agri as first investment

The equity vehicle has deployed A$10m in a wagyu beef venture owned by ROC Partners, which is also helping the fund originate investments.

Macquarie hits first close on new A$1bn diversified fund

Backed by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and other institutional investors, the 15-year vehicle will target both row and permanent crops across Australia.

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.

Aberdeen eyes agri through fund of funds run by former FLAG team

Homestead Capital is among the firms that have received commitments from the vehicle, which has raised at least $268m towards its $300m goal.

Hancock brings in $706m for blended timber and ag vehicle

An industry observer tells Agri Investor that the open-ended vehicle, which has received pledges from at least 37 investors, represents 'a bit of a new path' for the industry.

Iowa farmland laws ‘hinder price discovery,’ says Mr Wonderful

Shark Tank presenter Kevin O’Leary's attack on Iowa’s anti-corporate farming laws pleased the institutions, but they're not the only people who matter, Peoples’ president Steve Bruere tells Agri Investor.

Open Prairie reaches $55m first close

Founder Jim Schultz tells Agri Investor that the $100m vehicle’s focus on upstream investments comes after his determination that agtech has become 'a little bit over-invested'.

Redefining investor relations

More is being demanded from investor relations professionals, so they need to make sure they have the skillset to match, writes Richard Harland, managing director at SEI.

Can farmland REITs thrive in Australia?

Rural Funds Group, the country’s only pure agriculture REIT, sees bright prospects in cattle and cotton. We zoom in on the vehicle’s strategy.

Exclusive: Milltrust enters Australian dairy with double deal

The firm’s Buy and Lease Fund has acquired seven farms in the country since launching in June 2016, including more than 2,500 hectares in the last three months.