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Strong Australian ag returns despite slowdown

NCREIF committee said it has ‘no concerns’ over contributor Blue Sky’s asset valuation process.

Australia’s second-largest cattle station up for sale

The biggest ag investors Down Under are expected to target Clifton Hills station in South Australia.

European, North American LPs push Gunn’s cattle fund to final close

Two execs at the firm, which hopes to reach A$200m in AUM upon full deployment, say Canadian pensions are entering Australia ‘en masse and in a simultaneous fashion.’

SALIC adds ex-COFCO exec: reports

Matthew Jansen, who had the same position with China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation’s international grain business, has reportedly joined Saudi Arabia’s state-backed ag investment unit as chief executive.

Cairn Curran farm for sale in Victoria after 170-year family ownership

The property is the latest large-scale asset to come on the block Down Under as its owners approach retirement.

Funds in market: Take your pick

In the first of a series, we map out the fundraising universe by geography, size and sector. Read on to find out where you could invest.

Livestock tech fund hits €24m first close

Seventure Partners, a subsidiary of France's Natixis, had already closed a €160m microbiome-focused fund backed by corporate giants in 2015.

French seafood specialist hooks PE capital

Alliance Entreprendre, Nord Capital Partenaires and Unigrains have acquired a chunk of Demarne as the company seeks to expand into the ready-to-cook segment.

QIC: parts, not whole, of CPC attractive

London-based Terra Firma is seeking to sell Australia’s largest privately owned beef producer, but not every industry giant appears ready to snap up the coveted asset in one chunk.

Meaty issue: US protein consumption is bouncing back

A rare four-year growth streak is helping meat eating recover from a big drop during the recession, with poultry most in demand.

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