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PSP-backed Cooke Aquaculture and Akva partner on salmon scheme

Akva chief executive Hallvard Muri says the first of at least five projects resulting from the partnership will be in Chile and comes at a time of significant investor interest in land-based aquaculture.
FinDev Canada’s CIO says its focus on women’s empowerment means it will take into account female executives’ backgrounds and experience when evaluating funds

FinDev Canada’s agri investments to mix fund and direct approaches

The development finance institution’s CIO says its focus on women’s economic empowerment means it will incorporate a broader view of female executives’ backgrounds and experience when evaluating funds for potential investment.

FinDev backs Peruvian agribusiness with $8m loan

Development Finance Institute Canada makes its first direct agribusiness investment.

Politics likely to slow LatAm ag reform

Gaps between populist rhetoric and political reality suggest sector pledges in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico will be difficult to implement, says Fitch.

Harvard Management Company sells Uruguay timber in $330m deal

Local advisor Wilfred Moran says the deal’s size makes it an anomaly in a timber market dominated by transactions of $20m-$25m.

Timber and agribusiness pushes MetLife ag lending to record 2018

Lowered feed costs have helped create the highest level of investor interest in livestock in a decade, says head of agricultural finance group Barry Bogseth.

Cooke enters LatAm and shrimp markets with Seajoy acquisition

The deal demonstrates the PSP Investments-backed company’s ambition to become the world’s largest seafood conglomerate, according to a source.

PSP Investments: Hawaii cropping plan reflects ag strategy’s growth

Head of natural resources Marc Drouin tells Agri Investor his unit would have been unlikely to take on such a complex agricultural investment three years ago.

Investor lines blur in LatAm’s young agtech markets

Latin America deal activity is 'remarkably healthy,' authors of a Finistere Ventures report tell Agri Investor.

$300m LDN vehicle makes debut investment after first close

Fund manager Gautier Quéru says he hopes fundraising will accelerate in 2019 to enable the UN-backed Land Degradation Neutrality Fund.
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