The vehicle will seek low-teen returns through investments in farmland and processing assets devoted to sustainable production of tree nuts, citrus and blueberries.
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Agreement with Indiana-based cooperative Growmark is designed to complement the state-backed firm’s existing North American export capacity with the ability to source US grain.
The second farmland fund from the San Francisco-based firm will continue to focus on acquisitions in the Mountain West, Pacific, Midwest and Delta regions of the US.
The Sino-Australian group has increased its bid by A$21.5m, with a promise from Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart to buy S Kidman herself if the deal doesn’t get FIRB approval.
New Hope Group, which could invest A$1bn in Australian agribusiness over the next three years, is opening the first Sino-Australian free trade zone near Shanghai.
Farmland investment firm Homestead Capital fell $52m short of its target for its first fund last year, but has already surpassed its initial $350m target for Fund II.
Following a N$300m commitment from the Government Institutions Pensions Fund Namibia, the fund expects to raise a further N$150m from local pension funds.
Credit Suisse Private Fund Group director Connor O’Keeffe and associate Henry Watson explore the trends surrounding Indian agribusiness, in this extract from our new book on investing in agriculture.
Special situations and agribusiness expert Mark Bishop says the move could dampen investment in emerging markets, with greater clarity on how the ICC’s new position will be applied and enforced needed.
Soros-backed Aspada will join the two impact investors in building LEAF’s supplier base and storage capacity.