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Co-founder Eric Archambeau says high-level discussions around the EU’s Farm to Fork strategy framed a fundraising effort that accelerated after covid-19’s initial spread.
Rice fields, Asia
Some US LPs have ‘formal mandates to reduce their allocation to Asia’ due to the US-China trade war, said Proterra Asia managing partner Tai Lin.
The land-based salmon farmer listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange in May while private placements have succeeded in attracting ‘long-only institutions’, says interim CFO Karl Øystein Øyehaug.
The firm secured a 27.4% IRR when it exited its €15m timberland fund in December 2019 and is now targeting a €100m vehicle with a €200m hard-cap.
Salmon steaks on black background
From Turkey to the US, private equity is eyeing up opportunities across the world and throughout the value chain, with little sign of a diminishing appetite.
Eric Archambeau says some of Europe’s leading agtech startups may prove more scaleable than their American counterparts.
ECBF Management general partner Michael Brandkamp says the fund has an IRR “above 20 percent” and hopes to sign five new investors to double the vehicle’s €82m first close size.
NYSE-listed Americold’s acquisition of Agro Merchants Group follows its 2019 deal for Blackstone-backed Cloverleaf and includes a stake in a LatAm cold storage JV with Aqua Capital.
Saga Robotics_Thorvalt Platform
The Cibus Enterprise Fund has taken an 11.7% stake in Saga Robotic as head of VC Alastair Cooper predicts a 'revolution' in farming robotics.
Tractor cultivating field
As we edge closer to the half-year mark since much of the world entered lockdown in March, we take a look at how the agriculture asset class has fared.
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