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Future meat tax ‘highly probable’

An investor group vocal about environmental issues says food companies and their financial backers should use an internal ‘shadow price’ to account for future costs applied to protein production.

Exclusive: Craigmore targets US investors as it considers new structure for 2018

The $550m New Zealand-focused manager has appointed a family office and institutional investor specialist as strategic advisor to help expand its LP base. We spoke with chairman Nick Tapp to find out more.

Mt Schanck sells for more than $40m

Thomas Foods, the largest family-owned meat processing company in the country, has bought the sheep and cattle station in one of South Australia’s biggest agribusiness deals.

SAF completes King Island portfolio sell-off with $45m exit

The transaction comes after the Australian super-owned vehicle agreed to divest 10 properties to a group of investors including TIAA-CREF for A$110m.

Boom in global protein production ‘to pressure margins’

Trade expansion could provide further impetus for consolidation, with Asian demand feeding through exports growth in Brazil and the US, research suggests.

Ag veteran plans open-ended fund at Insight

Former Aquila Capital managing partner Detlef Schoen tells Agri Investor that his new role as head of real assets for Insight Investment will focus on the creation of an open-ended, diversified agriculture vehicle.

AgDevCo backs smallholder farmers in Senegal, Mozambique

The impact investor is supporting a Senegalese rice miller and a Mozambican livestock company as part of an $11.5m program complementing its main investment activity.

Blackstone enters cold storage

The investment into Cloverleaf is understood to be the firm’s first since identifying cold storage as a strategic opportunity about a year ago.

Cargill Swiss unit sold to German-listed PE firm

Aurelius snaps up the major’s Helvetic feed business at a time when Cargill expands in Latin America.

Flow Equity secures AgDevCo backing to build Rwandan poultry platform

Having received a $3m debt investment from the UK institution, the US firm hopes to attract equity investors to the portfolio.