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Blue Road enters baby greens with B&W Quality Growers acquisition

Derek McDowell, MD at seller Boyne Capital, says the sales process attracted 'pretty robust' interest from private equity and strategic buyers.

OTPP’s Goodfellow: ‘I’ve always preferred own-and-operate model in Australian ag’

The CEO of the pension's Australian ag portfolio told Agri Investor's Melbourne Forum it is looking to diversify its holdings by both geography and sector after building significant market positions in almonds and avocados.

Butterfly Equity fund hits $429m

Filings suggest the firm co-headed by an ex-KKR principal is continuing to raise capital for its second fund.

‘We’ve had to be flexible, because if you are not flexible, you die’

With C$400m deployed from Fiera Comox's debut vehicle, partner Bob Saul explains why the firm has shifted focus from a search for assets with existing cashflow to earlier-stage opportunities.

Idaho Land Board picks up 32k-acre Molpus timber portfolio for $42m

Deputy director David Groeschl says the Land Board has $109m remaining for in-state ag and timber purchases.

Gunn Agri Partners to use climate data to target properties for A$350m cropland fund

The Sydney-based manager is leaning on climate-change research to pick properties and is ‘confident’ returns will beat more passive strategies.

Agri Investor Forum: Managers tout market turn

Agri players are seeing significant opportunities for private farmland investors amid financial pressure on US agricultural producers.

Agri Investor Forum: Ag funds navigating shifts in LP sentiment

While the opening panel at our 2018 Forum in Chicago acknowledged such near-term headwinds facing managers as increased competition for fixed income, there was optimism for long-term growth.

New Homestead Capital farmland fund lands $25m commitment

The Rhode Island State Investment Commission has backed the San Francisco-based firm, which is targeting up to $700m for a strategy blending higher-risk greenfield developments and more stable, lower-returning properties.

Organic edge allows Pipeline Foods to buy Iowa grain elevator from ADM

Chief executive Eric Jackson says the construction of an ethanol plant nearby helped trigger a sale by ADM, which will continue to use part of the facility for conventional soybeans.
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