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Equilibrium invests $82m to build Appalachia greenhouse

AppHarvest founder Jonathan Webb says previous investment from AOL co-founder Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund helped the company find partners in the Netherlands.

Japan Post Bank eyes agri opportunities

Director of private equity and infrastructure Yasuhiro Ono said the institution is looking to diversify across geographies, vintages and managers.

Is ag suffering from inflated expectations?

The absence of inflation has added complexity to an already challenging fundraising environment. But there's more to the asset class than inflation protection.

Blue Sky gets court order against former directors over data downloads

Australian court bans three former Blue Sky directors, Riparian Capital Partners and Pinnacle Investment Management from using proprietary data allegedly downloaded while the executives worked at their former firm.

‘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.

Permanent crop opportunities improving, despite Midwest distress

Trade war has had little impact on LP demand for exposure to Farmland Investors’ open-ended vehicle, says UBS.

Hancock expects to re-open timber and farmland fund in 2019

The $706m Hancock Timberland and Farmland Fund has backed a number of acquisitions, say portfolio managers.

Hamilton Lane: Alpha search drives ag/infra convergence

Managing director Brent Burnett says branching out into 'farm-to-market' infrastructure has proved attractive for managers of both agriculture and infrastructure-focused funds.

Farmer Mac’s president highlights energy-ag convergence

After taking the helm at the NYSE-traded secondary marketplace for agricultural loans in October, Brad Nordholm tells Agri Investor it is getting harder to make generalizations about its agricultural borrowers.

NJDOI enters farmland, backing Homestead with $100m

A memo from acting director Corey Amon highlighted Homestead’s ESG policy and the downside protection offered by “lease structures that transfer the burden of productive yield and crop prices to the farm operator.”

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