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Paine Schwartz backs animal nutrition with Fund IV investment

MS Biotech has commercialized a product that helps cattle and dairy farmers reduce labor and forage costs by accelerating the transition to high-concentrate diets.

Exclusive: SLM closes debut deal from Irish timber fund and secures five more

The manager, which hit a first close on the €50m vehicle in March, will have deployed 10% of capital gathered once the transactions complete.

Australian Rural Capital to focus on unlisted assets after lack of interest in listed...

The Brisbane-based firm, which was part of a failed Chinese-led bid for S Kidman & Co, has seen ‘continuing interest’ from investors in unlisted assets.

Italian ag fund backs chestnut leader in bid to build transformed-fruit platform

FAI has already deployed 60% of capital raised at first close as it progresses towards its €50m fundraising target.

MIRA snaps up Hassad’s remaining Australian farms

Hassad will invest in one of MIRA’s ag portfolios as part of the deal in a shift in strategy for the Qatar-backed group.

‘IFM for agriculture’ talks delayed to 2019

High-level discussions have taken place among industry super-funds to establish a new collective vehicle for ag investment, but the Royal Commission has drawn resources away.

Washington-backed Arable Capital adds to irrigation platform

After closing a $300m debut fund last summer, the acquisition of Universal Irrigation marks the third such deal for the West Coast midstream specialists.

New Homestead Capital farmland fund lands $25m commitment

The Rhode Island State Investment Commission has backed the San Francisco-based firm, which is targeting up to $700m for a strategy blending higher-risk greenfield developments and more stable, lower-returning properties.

Blue Sky to rebrand and continue raising ag funds

Interim MD Kim Morison expresses disappointment at how the real assets division, which he previously headed, has been ‘hijacked’ by poor investments in the firm's other business units.

Frontier-market sustainable forestry fund reaches $60m close

The fund will target 12% annual returns as the profile of developing-world timber rises among impact investors, says Arbaro Advisors MD Marco Kaiser.

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