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Primewest is reported to have made several acquisitions for its first agriculture fund this year, which will become part of the merged platform.
The Riverstone-backed wood pellets supplier has entered into its third joint venture with the life insurer as it looks to serve growing overseas demand.
The US company's deal for the UK-based cold storage provider is its third European acquisition this year.
The deal comes one year after CITIC Agri Fund Management was established together with Yuan Longping High-Tech Agriculture and two other listed agricultural companies.
With nearly 81 percent of Syngenta shares tendered and all regulatory approvals secured, the $44 billion dollar deal is on track to close in June.
After Syngenta rejected Monsanto’s $44.5bn takeover offer last month, Monsanto has said it will keep pursuing the deal.
The Dutch banking group has hired Donald Meltzer as vice chairman and head of mergers and acquisitions of its North America wholesale banking division, based in New York.
All signs are pointing towards a consolidation of the food and agribusiness sector in India, according to Hemendra Mathur, managing director at a private equity firm focusing on investment into SMEs.
Lazard, the US financial advisory and asset management firm, has hired Alberto Weisser as senior advisor for global agribusiness and related sectors in its financial advisory department.
Food & agriculture was one of the top 10 industry sectors attracting Chinese overseas M&A investment in 2014, according to a recent report from KPMG. This is the first time it’s reached the top 10.

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