Ruud Schers, a lead author of a recent Rabobank report examining overseas agricultural acquisitions by Chinese companies, tells Agri Investor they are motivated by a mixture of economic and political goals.
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Paine Schwartz Partners’ UK-based portfolio company’s acquisition adds about 100 local farmers to its network of suppliers.
Riverside Lobster International president David Deveau tells Agri Investor that the he expects Champlain will use the company as its platform to build a larger position in the Canadian seafood industry.
The Dutch bank said that water conservation policies may drive Saudi companies to seek acquisitions, joint ventures and long-term supply contracts to meet demand for high-quality hay.
The acquisition is the fourth since 2011 for OK Foods, an Arkansas-based subsidiary of Mexican poultry processor Industrias Bachoco.
Kansas-based Creekstone Farms has been sold by the US private equity firm after 12 years of ownership to Japanese grain trader Marubeni Corporation.
Together with other DFIs, the World Bank affiliate will provide training to farmers in the east African nations as part of an effort to strengthen connections with local and international produce markets.
The Enhanced Smallholder Protection Programme will look to encourage Zambia’s 61,000 smallholder farmers to transition from subsistence to market-oriented agriculture.
The $60m vehicle is the third farmland fund from the Iowa-based firm, which is also active in pork and Brazilian ethanol.
With the Brazilian cattle market hit by scandal, investors should look to its South American neighbor Paraguay for a resilient growth story, says Roberto Vitón, managing director at Valoral Advisors.