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PE ownership can support agribusiness emissions reduction: Bain & Company

Fernando Martins, a partner at Bain & Company, says in the absence of regulation, fund managers, their investors and corporations active in agribusiness are preparing for a carbon-constrained future.

LandFund Partners lands $10m in acquisitions in Q2

Managing director Chris Morris says after accumulating Mid-South farmland properties since 2012, the firm’s portfolio has reached the $100m range typically of interest to institutional investors.

Indigo Marketplace attracts $12bn in specialty grain supply

Indigo Ag has raised a total of $650m in private equity financing, with its most recent round valuing the company at $3.5bn.

Permanent crop opportunities improving, despite Midwest distress

Trade war has had little impact on LP demand for exposure to Farmland Investors’ open-ended vehicle, says UBS.

Bain Capital says profit and impact well-aligned in ag

Double Impact fund principal Chris Cozzone says agriculture is a key focus for the $390m vehicle, with biological inputs and precision agriculture of particular interest.

Timber and agribusiness pushes MetLife ag lending to record 2018

Lowered feed costs have helped create the highest level of investor interest in livestock in a decade, says head of agricultural finance group Barry Bogseth.

$20m Series D backs pongamia tree expansion

Chief executive Naveen Sika says the company is in discussions with PE firms and other institutional investors about whether the pongamia might be well-suited to Florida farmland previously planted in citrus.

Equilibrium closes indoor ag fund on $336m

The firm's principal and chairman, Dave Chen, says European LPs have 'home-field advantage' in appreciating the potential for large-scale controlled environment agriculture.

Institutions could turn to accumulating smaller tracts in Mid-South land markets

Availability of investment-grade farmland continues to be limited, says president of American Society of Farm Managers and Appraiser’s Mid-South chapter.

China and US hold biggest foreign stakes in Australian water

A new register for foreign interests has found China and the US each hold 1.9% of the total water entitlement on offer in Australia.

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