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The stubborn fundraiser

Trade tantrums have yet to deter North American managers from raising ag-focused vehicles – with reasonable success. What is behind the asset class’s resilience?

Flurry of inexperienced investors ‘creates opportunity’ in Australian agriculture

Laguna Bay Pastoral Company boss Tim McGavin says the firm will probably launch a successor vehicle to its A$280m Australia and New Zealand-focused fund 'in the next year or so.'

Growth Farms secures A$10m cornerstone pledge for new Australia lease fund

The A$100m vehicle has also received significant interest from two overseas investors and a flood of solicitations from potential tenants, its managing director tells Agri Investor.

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.

Ecotierra launches $50m sustainability fund, eyes Q1 2018 close

The agroforestry developer has partnered Quebec’s Fondaction and France's Mirova to target projects aimed at mitigating deforestation and land degradation in Latin America.

‘We raised in spite of the macro, not because of the macro’

Aqua Capital managing partner Sebastian Popik tells Agri Investor how a 'tsunami' of political and economic turmoil in Brazil impacted the firm's recent fundraising efforts.

Victus: Transforming African agri, empowering women

Bo Masole and Zee de Gersigny, co-founders of Victus Global Capital, talk to Agri Investor about their vision behind the impact investment firm and the $50m agri fund they’re raising.

Planfarm, Seabourn target A$250m for WA agri fund

The Western Australian Farm Investment Fund will focus on WA grain assets that will be sourced and managed by Planfarm.

Incofin raises additional $27m for agri fund

With commitments from four new investors – among them AXA and KBC – the impact investor has raised a total of $140m for its agRIF fund.

NFF, Spar Capital seek A$500m for Aussie agri fund

The National Farmers’ Federation and the boutique investment firm have already committed A$121m of the fund’s capital and expect a first close end of June.

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