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The Danish pension fund has invested $53m into local farms and hopes to invest the same amount again before the end of the year.
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The Swedish pension fund is considering committing more to Southern Pastures ahead of the fund’s planned final close in December.
Private capital will play an integral role in the EU's agri-related, multi-sector development programme for Africa.
Valuing the integrated farms business and finding the right buyer were not straightforward, according to FarmCare managing director Richard Quinn.
Gaining investment exposure to UK farmland is near impossible. But issuing loans to UK farmers provides access and enables investors to do some good, argues Robert Bourn, partner at Agri Partners.
The government-funded investor cornerstoned a £6.5m investment into two digesters in Northern Ireland, its fourth investment into this sector.
ADM’s high value acquisition of WILD Flavors, the Swiss-based food flavouring business partly owned by KKR, displays the big opportunities for private equity in agribusiness, according to Paine & Partners' president.
LBO France is selling its 33% stake in Labeyrie – one of the world's largest producers of foie gras – to rival Paris-based buyout firm PAI, making a 1.7x return on its investment.
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The trade body EuropaBio – as well as corporates such as Monsanto – has warned that proposed GMO rules could hamper investment.
Denmark's alignment between the government and private sector is very appealing and something to look up to.

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