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Why private capital is a good match for regenerative ag

A USDA-backed report has provided clear direction for private fund managers interested in tapping growing institutional demand for regenerative agricultural investment strategies.

Agri-logistics emerging as attractive new asset class for investors

Businesses and properties associated with food production and distribution attract growing interest from private equity funds, real estate investors and more traditional agri investors.

EXEO Capital reaches $146m final close on second Africa-focused agribusiness fund

Agri-Vie Fund II falls just short of $150m target but EXEO managing partner Herman Marais says food and agri remains a ‘logical entry point’ for long-term investors who want exposure to Africa.

Is Unigrains’ strategic-financial model a threat to PE?

Founded by France’s grain growers to promote their sub-sector, the firm remains something of a unique beast – for now.

Oaktree, a pioneer of the cold-storage asset class?

PE-backed Agro Merchants has bought a Philadelphia transport business amid a flurry of acquisitions driven by growing investor confidence in the sector.

Blockchain start-up hopes to foster peer-to-peer lending between farmers

Australia-based BlockGrain says its technology could help growers earn additional revenue while helping others avoid costly bridge loans and overdrafts.

Thunder Bay project points to the future of forestry

FPInnovations and Resolute Forest Products are launching a $17m venture that will produce bio-chemicals derived from wood, as part of an effort to renew the forest products industry.

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.
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