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Sofiprotéol raises €100m from new and existing investors

Arkéa and Groupama are among those that helped the French agri investment firm raise its equity capital to €440m.

LPs warm to fundless co-investments

One-third of limited partners are willing to pay for deals where they are not an existing fund investor, according to a survey by Asante Capital Group.

Agri has become overwhelmingly private

Nearly 90% of assets held by funds are now unlisted, with the notable entry of sovereign wealth funds targeting the entire value chain.

Sun European Partners buys Ethiopian flower producer from KKR

The London-based firm has acquired Afriflora after three and half years of KKR ownership, bolstering a portfolio that includes two other horticultural companies.

Enviva teams up with John Hancock to target Asia, Europe

The Riverstone-backed wood pellets supplier has entered into its third joint venture with the life insurer as it looks to serve growing overseas demand.

Oaktree-backed AGRO Merchants buys Grocontinental

The US company's deal for the UK-based cold storage provider is its third European acquisition this year.

PE-backed Hydrofarm expands north of the border

Six months after receiving equity investments led by Serruya Private Equity, the California-based hydroponics wholesaler has acquired two Canadian companies.

Paine Schwartz-backed Global ID acquires Italian organic certifier

The company’s purchase of Bioagricert follows its addition of a Brazilian food safety lab in August.

PE junior salaries soar while managing partners feel the squeeze

US-based associates’ salaries have surged 14% over the past 12 months, but managing partner pay has remained stagnant for the second year running.

The valuation revolution

The next 12 months are set to transform the valuations landscape for alternative investment funds.

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