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The current fundraising environment for agribusiness is seen as similar to the period immediately following the global financial crisis.
The Nature Conservancy managing director Charlotte Kaiser said the body could work with RRG in several ways to achieve a conservation outcome.
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Kevin Helash says he expects consolidation among biologicals producers to gather pace in the next 12-24 months, as investors focus on strengthening the sub-sector’s early leaders.
HKW vice-president Tom Shaw says the competitive acquisition process for Mike and Mike's is just one indication that 'institutional investors are highly interested in' the produce distribution market.
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Touchdown Ventures principal Selina Troesch Munster says dedicated venture capital units have become 'almost table stakes' for corporates active in food and agriculture.
The Canadian fruit and vegetable distribution and marketing company plans to service new export markets from the South American nation.
Up to 10% of Fund II could end up invested in the asset class, with permanent crops and agtech growth equity eyed to help meet the vehicle’s 15% net return target.
The sector’s pandemic-related challenges are unlikely to impact credit ratings of Farm Credit System institutions or rated commercial banks active in agriculture, says managing director Julie Solar.
Steve Bruere says covid-19 has highlighted the advantages of owning operations in the region which typically have controlled water systems that allow investors to grow different crops according to demand.
Managing partner Andrew Heintzman says the firm’s presence and market knowledge on both sides of the US-Canada border helped drive interest among its LP base of Canadian institutions.
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