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Who’s afraid of emerging markets?

Timber and ag investors seem more eager to travel to developing countries than peers in other asset classes. Why is that?

MassPRIM tweaks timber policy, eyes new markets

Suggested changes include a $214m investment into Campbell Global’s Australian subsidiary and an expanded remit that could comprise New Zealand and Chile.

Blockchain-powered lending arrives to rural Brazil

Moeda is making its first investments in 18 Brazil-based agricultural co-operatives following a $20m initial coin offering last August.

Hancock buys 12,250 hectares of Chilean timberland

The deal is the firm's second in the Latin American country following its 2014 acquisition of a 62,000-hectare plantation with a local company.

Pinnacle Asset Management buys JBS cattle feed unit for $200m

The sale marks the completion of a divestment program launched by the Brazilian company following the country’s 'weak meat' corruption scandal.

ING’s new agri boss eyes US, LatAm as it builds dedicated unit

Deborah Perkins, who joins from Rabobank in the newly created role, talks to Agri Investor about private debt, institutional sponsors and the Dutch bank’s international ambitions.

University foundation aims to stoke recovery in farmland donations

University of Illinois Foundation chief investment officer Ellen Ellison tells Agri Investor of hopes donated farmland can constitute part of a 'barbell' ag portfolio complimented by agribusiness investments drawing on the wider institutions’ industry expertise.

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.

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