Paine Schwartz Partners’ UK-based portfolio company’s acquisition adds about 100 local farmers to its network of suppliers.
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The bank is adding another £100m to the vehicle it launched last July to support farmers operating in a volatile market by enabling them to invest in their businesses.
The UK negotiating team lacks the necessary understanding of the industry to broker a workable deal for asset managers, according to global sponsors.
The IPD UK Annual Forestry Index recorded an annual return of 10.7%, a decline on 2014 and 2015 levels.
Despite having widely supported leaving the EU, British farmers are showing a loss of confidence in the sector’s future post-Brexit, an NFU survey finds.
The investment from the Swiss fund will be spread across Stafford International Timberland Fund VIII, co-investments and its first ag separate account.
The firm’s Head of real assets Paul Jayasingha tells Agri Investor that while the firm has yet to find any agricultural funds that meet the Secure Income Fund’s investment criteria, he hopes to in the future.
A deep-water terminal and storage facilities on the UK’s Isle of Portland are included in the purchase of Mercury Commodities by the CPPIB-affiliate, which has plans to expand those facilities.
The deal values the UK-based functional snacks and supplement company at $87.5 million and suggests a future focus on branding efforts.
The British government has agreed to contribute an additional £5m to support Rwanda’s strategic plan for the transformation of its agricultural sector.