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Why are US LPs so domestic?

Various indicators suggest institutional interest in agri is on the rise. Yet, so far, the appetite of the asset class’s largest investors does not extend much beyond their borders.

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.

Happy lending? Credit to agriculture, US vs Germany

Fresh datasets by the FAO allow for comparisons of credit trends across the globe. We look at how agriculture has fared relative to other sectors in two of the largest developed economies.

Why did CPPIB exit its $520m US farmland portfolio?

We canvassed the market to understand what motivated the $258bn pension's mammoth sale, which marked a turn in a strategy underpinned by what some describe as a 'very aggressive' deployment target.

Blackstone enters cold storage

The investment into Cloverleaf is understood to be the firm’s first since identifying cold storage as a strategic opportunity about a year ago.

PE-backed Evans acquires Gaytan Foods

The acquisition will enable the Chicago-based pork rind manufacturer to grow its product line and its West Coast presence.

Paine Schwartz backs foodservice provider

Lyons Magnus is partly owned by members of the family that founded Wawona Packing, the fresh produce packaging company that Paine supported in May.

Farmland REITs challenged by succession, markets

After both Farmland Partners and Gladstone Land reported earnings last week, observers are speculating on the future for each.

CPPIB exits $520m US farmland portfolio

The $258bn Canadian pension sold the chunk in a single sale during the previous quarter, in a move a source says may not reflect a decision to leave the asset class entirely.