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Blue Sky buys $30m of water entitlements from Harvard Endowment

Interim MD Kim Morison says the acquisition of the Murrumbidgee tranche is ‘business as usual' for the under-fire Australian asset manager.

New global ag index welcomed but Australian figures questioned

Investors believe the Duxton Global Agricultural Property Index could help improve agriculture's credibility as an asset class, but doubt has been cast over its low recorded returns for Australia.

Canada invests $5m in PE-backed irrigation tech company

Hortau is also sponsored by Avrio Ventures and Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins, a subsidiary of the Business Development Bank of Canada.

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.

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.
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