“CPPIB annually updates progress on strategy, including the repositioning of any program,” a company spokesperson told Agri Investor.
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Fonds agroalimentaire CDPQ will make direct and fund investments designed to support Quebec’s agri businesses, new farmers and established family farmers.
Dipping returns in recent quarters mark a contrast from both recent and historical performance of the index, which has tripled since 2000.
Canadian farmland values grew by an average of 7.9 percent in 2016, the 23rd consecutive year of increases, according to Farm Credit Canada.
Andrew Freeman has joined H.I.G. Middle Market’s San Francisco office to make investments in the food and agribusiness sectors from the firm’s $1.75bn fund.
The Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers’ annual report shows farmland value declines in 2016, when ‘excellent quality’ farmland fell to $11,000 per acre.
While the report takes a wide view of the agricultural economy, regional trends in farmland prices could be more telling in terms of identifying opportunities for private investors.
Bonnefield plans to take the fund to market annually, targeting low double digit returns for high net worth and family offices through investments in Canadian farmland.
The pension’s $580m agriculture portfolio has produced 17.8% returns over the past five years with a strategy favoring almonds, pistachios and other permanent crops.
Moody’s expects Carlyle’s management of Arctic Glacier to lead to bolt-on acquisitions and a reduction of leverage.