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Food processing, fruit, orange, permanent crop
The firm will pursue a growth equity strategy in North America and has taken commitments from the Canada Life Assurance Company and BMO Capital Partners.
Synthesis Capital – founded by two former VC investors at Jeremy Coller’s family office – has raised $300m for its debut alternative protein venture fund.
The Japanese trust bank made its first timberland investment last year amid a trend that has now led to New Forests being acquired by Mitsui & co and Nomura.
Agtech, indoor ag, vertical farming, biotech
The vehcile attracted investment from a wide pool of LPs including sovereign wealth funds, pensions and family offices as it hit its $175m target within three months of launching in 2021.
The growth and agtech vehicles have received strong interest from North American institutional LPs, with LACERA having already committed $100m to the funds.
British fund manager Gresham House took home the fund manager of the year awards as Sweden’s AP3 won the institutional award.
The firm has linked 100% of its carry to hitting impact goals and will invest in sustainable companies across the food value chain in the OECD.
Packhorse Pastoral Company, whose thesis revolves around ‘Australian land for Australian investors,’ is raising more capital to fund two property acquisitions.
farm, row crops, soy
The firm’s latest credit fund benefitted from renewed interest among large LPs and Wall Street banks beating a retreat after their post-GFC ag debt binge.
Genetic engineering, DNA, gene editing, CRISPR
Managing partner Adam Anders says the sector has hit a ‘sweet spot’ where traditional VC investors, corporates and real estate investors are all paying attention to the space.
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