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Phatisa hires PE veteran as CIO

After an ag-focused stint with a foundation in London, former Bridgepoint director Robert Jenkins joins the Africa-focused firm as it continues to raise its $300m agriculture fund.

Exclusive: FMO agribusiness head joins FinDev Canada

Suzanne Gaboury has joined a newly minted Canadian DFI after a two-and-a-half-year stint with the Dutch development bank.

EXEO partners Norfund to inject $17m into African flower grower

The firm is betting on consolidation of the global horticulture market with the second deal of its follow-on fund, which it is currently raising.

Paine-backed foodservice ingredients company brings in new CEO

Ed Carolan, formerly of Campbell’s Soup Company, has been hired to lead Lyons Magnus, which received an investment of an unspecified size from Paine’s $893m Fund IV in November.

Exclusive: Rabobank mulls securitization of UN fund loans

Director of sustainability Bas Ruter tells Agri Investor how the Dutch bank hopes to securitize loans provided through a $1bn facility established alongside the UN once enough investments have been made.

Row crop recovery: a threat to organic?

Shortly after acquiring a 6000-acre farm in Washington state, founder Craig Wichner says the case for listing Farmland LP’s second vehicle, for which it is seeking $150m, may become prevalent in the future.

Can agri be defensive?

Agriculture has done well in the benign post-crisis environment created by central banks. But is it equipped to survive shocks?

Rohatyn Group eyes Eastern Europe, Asia post-GMORR acquisition

Founder Nick Rohatyn and partner Eva Greger tell Agri Investor how the firm plans to bank on its experience in emerging markets to expand its agricultural and forestry footprint.

Ag-focused PE vet joins Vermont impact investor

Skip Wyer tells Agri Investor that that he joined Vermont Works to develop a $50m fund offering 20 percent annual returns through investments in the state’s entrepreneurs, including many agricultural producers focused on sustainability.

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.

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