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An initiative has been launched by the US government to invest into regional conservation projects alongside private investors.
The drought challenging California farms and orchards illustrates that agri investors’ choices aren’t always black and white.
The Australian investment manager has hired Michael Blakeney as investment director, taking the team to 15 people.
Global Water Development Partners, established by Blackstone and two ex-IFC employees, wants to work with large institutions and investors in improving water infrastructure worldwide.
The two international organisations have launched a $19 million programme to assist smallholder farmers across the poverty-stricken country
Richard Woodling has joined the Hong Kong-based PE firm to develop water sector investments months after the firm acquired India’s Luminous Water Technologies.
The increasing global population is creating substantial growth opportunities for businesses that address food and water scarcity, says Permira partner John Coyle.
The firm led a funding round of a Chinese water business. Clean tech opportunities are available in China despite sub-sectors with disappointing returns, CLSA MD Peter Kennedy says.
The firm, which has closed its tenth fund on $3.58bn, has a small allocation to explore opportunities in water resources and agriculture that tie back into its core strategies.
With a newly minted fund and a fat Rolodex, Water Asset Management co-heads Disque Deane and Matt Diserio are more than willing to evangelise about investing in the water sector. And, pretty soon, they expect to be preaching to the converted.
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