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Pensions turn to operating strategies as endowments get hungry for land

Wary of a disconnect between land prices and income, institutional investors are 'hesitant' to go into traditional farmland, Hamilton Lane's Brent Burnett tells Agri Investor.

EBRD mulls $40m loan for Ukraine’s Nibulon

The development bank is considering a cash infusion to finance an infrastructure upgrade at the country’s largest grain trader, a project estimated to cost $140m.

How Agriculture Capital attracted public pensions

In the first installment of a two-part interview, we look at the challenges the firm had to overcome to get institutional investors to commit to its $548m second fund.

VC-backed Freight Farms grows into new markets, moves HQ

The Spark portfolio company is venturing into new business channels as demand grows for indoor farming produce.

Solving agri’s data puzzle can end in tears of joy – or despair

Market insiders warn of a bubble as the majors rush to build businesses capable of integrating data across the supply chain.

Agriculture Capital names asset management chief amid fundraise

The Equilibrium Capital affiliate is currently seeking $400m in support of a strategy focused on blueberries, citrus and hazelnuts.

SoftBank leads $200m investment in indoor farm start-up

San Francisco-based Plenty has raised $200m from Japan’s SoftBank Group and other high-profile investors in what it calls ‘the largest agriculture technology investment in history’.
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Argentina’s Renova gets $410m cash injection for expansion

With support from the IFC, Rabobank and other lenders, the Argentine soy exporter will be able to boost crushing capacity and build a new grain port at its Timbues plant.

Proterra backs Indonesian agri conglomerate

The $100m investment in FKS Food and Agri aims to bolster the company’s logistics and processing operations for both domestic and wider South-East Asian markets.

Joanna Plains property attracts strong PE interest

Located north of Perth with its own water resource and easy access to the Dampier gas pipeline, the 6,679-hectare property has already drawn interest from private equity investors within a week of being put on the block.