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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.

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.
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