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New Forests hits full deployment on A$707m antipodean fund

The trans-Tasman manager has sealed the two final deals funded through the vehicle by purchasing two assets from The Rohatyn Group.

MassPRIM tweaks timber policy, eyes new markets

Suggested changes include a $214m investment into Campbell Global’s Australian subsidiary and an expanded remit that could comprise New Zealand and Chile.

Rohatyn Group eyes Eastern Europe, Asia post-GMORR acquisition

Founder Nick Rohatyn and partner Eva Greger tell Agri Investor how the firm plans to bank on its experience in emerging markets to expand its agricultural and forestry footprint.

Trend 2018: Maturing into the mainstream

Agri’s potential for non-correlated cash generation and a push into sustainable investment mean the asset class could pass a tipping point next year, according to Insight’s Detlef Schoen.

NZ Super’s CEO to step down

After a successful 10 years at the helm of the sovereign wealth fund, Adrian Orr is returning to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, this time as governor.

NZ Super names new head of external investments

The sovereign wealth fund has selected one of its portfolio managers to replace Fiona Mackenzie in a role that includes overseeing some ag and timber holdings.

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.

Top North American pensions’ ag portfolios to surpass $1bn in Australia

The sector has only recently emerged as an investable asset class, says Rawdon Briggs, Colliers International’s new rural & agribusiness chief, with Chinese capital also waiting in the wings.

‘Record number’ of NZ dairy farms expected to hit market

Aging farmers, difficult climatic conditions and an increase in compliance issues are among the factors that will nourish dealflow, 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.

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