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Senior VP Mike Cerchiaro says European and Asian LPs’ interest in timber helped drive a reorganization that also aims to deepen engagement with carbon sequestration and conservation finance.
Head of timberland investment Tom Sarno says Hancock’s South American expansion will involve work with local companies like AMATA, which plans to open a cross laminated timber facility next year.
Eucaliptus trees, forestry, timberland
The asset class has seen a flurry of fund launch activity as its uncorrelated credentials and inherent sustainability chime with new and returning investors.
The firm has teamed up with SilviPar to launch a vehicle that will target low alterative use land in Paraguay to develop a 50,000 ha plantation.
Joint ventures, new funds and private placements all focused on securing exposure to new and existing aquaculture businesses points to a long-term interest in the industry.
Protein, cattle, beef, livestock
Quirch has a strong customer base among small supermarkets and independent chains and the Colorado Boxed Beef acquisition will give it exposure to national US chains.
Chief executive and former Harvard natural resources MD Colin Butterfield says AIG’s desire to back his team’s food and ag strategy helped catalyze the creation of Solum.
The food-focused subsidiary of Saudi Arabia’s $300bn Public Investment Fund increased its 20% stake in Minerva Foods it purchased in 2016 to 33.8%.
Aqua founder and managing partner Sebastian Popik says Puravida will continue developing its 'farm to mouth' business model within Brazil through 2021 and could later expand across global markets.
The vehicle has already made four investments across its mandate, with Peruvian agribusiness Phoenix Foods and solar energy solutions provider SunColombia among the early beneficiaries.
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