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Ag veteran plans open-ended fund at Insight

Former Aquila Capital managing partner Detlef Schoen tells Agri Investor that his new role as head of real assets for Insight Investment will focus on the creation of an open-ended, diversified agriculture vehicle.

How Agriculture Capital attracted public pensions

In the first installment of a two-part interview, we look at the challenges the firm had to overcome to get institutional investors to commit to its $548m second fund.

Agriculture Capital flies past target to close Fund II on $548m

The vehicle will seek low-teen returns through investments in farmland and processing assets devoted to sustainable production of tree nuts, citrus and blueberries.

China’s COFCO penetrates deeper into US market by forming grain partnership

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.

Homestead closes second farmland fund on $400m

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.

Rinehart consortium ups Kidman bid to A$386.5m

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 eyes Aussie exports in China free trade zone bet

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.

Homestead Fund II raises $387m, increases target

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.

Musa Fund III will invest up to 25% in agribusiness – exclusive

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.

Opportunity in India

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.