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PE firm bets on converting dairy waste into energy

Houston-based EIV Capital’s $47m investment in AMP Americas will support plans to expand production of biogas using dairy waste as a feedstock.

Oaktree-backed cold chain platform expands into Poland

Agro Merchants Group says the deal underscores the importance of Poland and Eastern Europe as key markets poised for expansion.

World Bank launches new agri center in Nepal

Nepal’s agro-entrepreneurs will have a whole suite of services available to them as they look to grow and improve their businesses, in the form of a new innovation center, launched by the World Bank.

Pipeline Foods: Targeting the underdeveloped organic supply chain

Pipeline chief executive officer Eric Jackson spoke with Agri Investor about the current state of those supply chains, the role Pipeline hopes to play in increasing organic acreage and attractive investment areas the firm has identified.

Phatisa targets $300m for second agri fund

OPIC has committed up to $75 million to the fund manager’s second agricultural fund, which like its predecessor will target the food and FMCG value chain in sub-Saharan Africa.

Narrow farm-level focus is ‘limiting’ Australian agri

New sources of investment and structural change are needed to increase Australia’s market share, Agribusiness Australia says.

EBRD backs Louis Dreyfus’ expansion with $100m loan

The new line of credit will finance LDC’s working capital needs in eight countries in Eastern Europe and North Africa.

Rwanda’s agri sector receives $46m boost from World Bank

The new loan will go towards irrigation, transport, research and technology with a view to increasing productivity.

QIC: Finding opportunity through a ‘fundamental shift’ in the food supply chain

Phillip Cummins, QIC’s global private equity principal, explains how the Australian investment manager is rethinking agribusiness, how it mitigates weather and commodity risk and why it would consider investing in water.

Agri veteran joins AgIS, cites versatility as a draw

Greg Hennenfent has joined the farmland investing firm to help pursue private equity investments across the agribusiness value chain after stints with Starr Investment Holdings, Agricole and the CME Group.