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Funds increasingly driving UK forestry market: Savills

James Adamson, head of forestry investment at London-headquartered real estate services provider Savills, tells Agri Investor of how the UK‘s timberland industry has matured along with forests planted in the 1970s and 1980s.

UK post-Brexit subsidy change could ‘depress land values’

Environmentalists have welcomed plans to make farmers' support contingent on green actions, but lost revenue may have unintended consequences.

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.

Tricky terrain: The UK farmland market

With still much to be decided about Britain’s economic future outside the EU, uncertainty is weighing on deal volume and value. But there are unexpected winners, we explain in a couple of charts.

UK plans £500m agtech park as Brexit puts inward investment into focus

Start-ups from the US and Asia have already expressed interest in the project, which is set to welcome its first occupant by 2022, SmithsonHill managing director Emma Fletcher told Agri Investor.

Greensphere mulling London listing to raise up to $500m

The green infrastructure firm aims to ‘revolutionize’ the fund model by delivering returns with zero net cost while targeting assets that include sustainable agriculture.

Rollover buyers keep UK farmland prices buoyant

A limited supply of properties and a strong interest from tax-driven investors are keeping valuations firm, according to Strutt & Parker.

Meadow Foods buys dairy liquids company

Paine Schwartz Partners’ UK-based portfolio company’s acquisition adds about 100 local farmers to its network of suppliers.

Barclays tops up UK farm loan vehicle with £100m

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.

Fund managers braced for unfavorable Brexit deal

The UK negotiating team lacks the necessary understanding of the industry to broker a workable deal for asset managers, according to global sponsors.

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