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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.

Aqua backs Brazil biologicals company with $30m

Managing partner Sebastian Popik tells Agri Investor that intense competition in Brazil’s biologicals market inspired the firm to build their own company before buying a stake in Total Biotechnologia.

Brazil: Carnival atmosphere or another Latin lesson for ag?

With the conversion of rainforest into farmland likely to be a closely watched gauge of Brazil’s new administration, farmland investors active in the market will be challenged to carefully weigh near-term opportunities and long-term challenges.

Rabobank joins DFIs in $100m Argentina citrus company loan

San Miguel chief financial officer Patricio Aguirre Saravia tells Agri Investor that in recent months, a combination of economic and political factors has complicated the borrowing environment facing Argentina’s agribusinesses.

Cargill acquires second Colombian poultry producer

Xavier Vargas, president of Cargill Protein Latin America, tells Agri Investor the acquisition reflects a company-wide focus on protein and is part of $100m investment earmarked for Colombia in 2017-20.

Brazil’s centrists ‘could bolster Bolsonaro’s agribusiness reform efforts’

Chief executive Sebastian Popik tells Agri Investor that after a years-long period when macroeconomic uncertainty complicated Brazil-focused fundraising efforts, he expects a surge following the country’s October 28 election.

FMO backs Paraguay ag bank with $15m loan

Alvaro Pino, investment officer at the Dutch development bank, tells Agri Investor that DFIs and impact investors remain the main source of capital for all but the largest participants in the South American nation’s agricultural economy.

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