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Iowa PE firm closes second fund on $113m

Midwest Growth Partners founding partner tells Agri Investor the fund will target midstream and consumer-facing opportunities overlooked by larger investors.

Timber vets launch advisory amidst challenged market

Principals John Enlow and Eric Schwefler tell Agri Investor that Forest Resource Advisors will help institutions in a timber market characterized by compressing returns, changed LP expectations and the introduction of new fund structures.

CFOs and COOs Forum: PME gains ground as LP benchmark of choice

The shortcomings of available performance data are making public market equivalents a more attractive benchmark.
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PSP buys majority stake in BFB from Proterra Investment Partners

The deal represents PSP’s latest major investment in Australian agriculture and has received FIRB approval.

Exclusive: OTPP acquires Washington orchard

Dale Burgess, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan's head of infrastructure and natural resources, tells Agri Investor that Broetje Orchards is a natural fit for the C$194bn pension’s ag strategy.

Equilibrium unit buys US greenhouse for $11.3m

Senior principal Tom Amis tells Agri Investor that Revol Greens, the seller in the sale/leaseback transaction, has seen a spike in demand for greenhouse-grown produce following a recent E. coli outbreak traced to California lettuce.

Lyme Timber closes fifth fund on $300m

CEO Jim Hourdequin tells Agri Investor the vehicle is pursuing a mixture of conservation timberland assets and investments in the broader timber supply chain.

Vintage Wine Estates adds AGR exec as COO

Jeff Nicholson’s previous experience is focused on logistics in the pet supply industry.

Outlook 2019: Ag and political crisis

The year ahead will provide an opportunity for investors to help address the rural/urban divide that has contributed to political crisis in the US.

TRSL backs Apollo natural resources fund with $75m commitment

Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana deputy CIO Maurice Coleman tells Agri Investor the vehicle’s strategy includes agriculture among its target sectors.

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