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CITIC Agri Fund readies $2.65bn war chest for further takeovers

A portfolio company of the Chinese giant will be tasked with managing Dow’s Brazilian assets, which CITIC’s agri unit just bought for $1.1bn in a bid to “become global.”

Exclusive: Milltrust mulls LatAm fund, eyes Chile portfolio

The firm, which started its Buy & Lease strategy in Australasia 18 months ago, could also look at Uruguay and Paraguay.

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.

IDB invests $55m to boost Haiti agri productivity through tech upgrade

Lack of financing is one constraint faced by the country as it seeks to bolster the most important sector of its economy, the bank said.

Aqua Capital buys second input distribution business in $100m move

Shortly after the Brazil-based firm sealed the fourth investment from its second fund, founding partner Sebastian Popik explains how it seeks to tap a sector that's finally attracting longer-duration capital.

Arlon buys stake in Brazilian wholesaler amid appetite for ‘affordable’ foodstuff

The firm, which launched its Latin American fund in 2013 with a target of $400m, has since raised at least $147m for the vehicle.

Exclusive: Mexico’s FOCIR targets agtech through 50-year fund of funds

Set to commit to its first three GPs, the state-backed institution is also investing FICA 3, the $117m latest vehicle of its agribusiness PE series.

Exclusive: ARC to facilitate ‘flexible’ family office investment in Central American teak

Real assets specialist Jaap Tol explains how the plantation management firm, which also acts on behalf of the $200m Central American Timber Fund, aims to help investors generate double-digit returns.

Abraaj buys stake in Colombian private-label company

The emerging markets specialist hopes to benefit from increasing acceptance of private-label food among consumers in the region.

‘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.