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OTPP buys Australian avocado producer

Managing director Stephen McLennan tells Agri Investor the strength of domestic demand drove the purchase of Jasper Farms and that any future export growth will constitute an “interesting tailwind” for the investment.

Carbon credit sales to boost Aussie timber asset’s bottom line

In a first, New Forests portfolio company Forico will sell carbon credits generated from a new 630-hectare forest project to the government.

CalPERS pays more in fees as it cuts real assets managers

The US’s largest public pension disbursed more in forestry expenses during the fiscal year ended 30 June despite disappointing performance.

LPs ‘looking past agriculture for downturn strategies’

Fraser van Rensburg, Asante Capital Group managing partner, tells Agri Investor that LPs anticipating a correction in public markets are more likely to focus on litigation, life insurance or royalties, according to the group's latest research.

Make or Brexit for UK ag investors

Agriculture will undergo drastic transformation once Britain leaves the EU, and investors will experience some highs and lows along the way.

Top North American pensions’ ag portfolios to surpass $1bn in Australia

The sector has only recently emerged as an investable asset class, says Rawdon Briggs, Colliers International’s new rural & agribusiness chief, with Chinese capital also waiting in the wings.

New Jersey commits $135m to Aether vehicle

The fund of funds will seek to outperform the Bloomberg Commodity Index by at least 12 percent through a strategy focused on investments into real asset primary funds, secondaries and co-investments.

Virginia chooses Hancock spin-out for first agri separate account

The $74bn pension has entrusted AgIs Capital with $150m earmarked for US farmland, its fifth commitment to agriculture and timberland.

‘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.

Edinburgh startup raises $12.5m for animal science

The funding will help Roslin Technologies and university researchers improve the health of farmed animals and raise agricultural productivity through veterinary vaccines and tools for diagnosing disease.

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