Big Idea Ventures hits first close on $75m Fund II
The venture capital investor raised its debut $50m vehicle during the pandemic and hit its fundraising target in May 2021.
AIM for Climate Summit looks to stoke the public-private fire
Led by the US and the UAE, the summit tries to promote agtech investment and public-private collaboration, but fitting the ‘puzzle pieces’ together is a work in progress.
Convent Capital hits €100m second close
Dutch insurer ASR has committed €10m to the Article 9 fund, which links 100% of its carried interest to the achievement of impact goals.
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Roc Partners: Sustainable agriculture investment rises to the fore
Today, it is more important than ever to build resilience into agricultural investment strategies, say Brad Mytton, Frank Barillaro and Anthony Abraham of Roc Partners.
Building on local relationships is key, says Proterra Investment Partners
The main challenge in farmland investing is finding experienced managers to oversee assets, says Becs Willson, managing director at Proterra Investment Partners.
PSP Investments on accelerating positive change in agriculture
Incorporating ESG into investment decisions creates value while accelerating change, says PSP Investments’ Marc Drouin.
Instar Asset Management on why high-tech matters in agri investment
Innovation is crucial for sustainable agricultural production and investment, say Morty White and Steve Simpson from Instar Asset Management.
Proterra Investment Partners on driving sustainability across the value chain
Evolving consumer demand is prompting food companies to seek sustainable solutions to their supply chain needs, says Mike LeSage, managing director at Proterra Investment Partners.
CEFC on driving abatement through natural capital
A focus on natural capital presents an opportunity to reduce agriculture’s climate impact, says Heechung Sung of Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation.
Nuveen: Farmland and timberland rise up climate agenda
The benefits of natural climate solutions mean farmland and timberland are attractive for investors looking for net-zero portfolios, says Nuveen’s Gwen Busby
The Rohatyn Group: Taking a holistic view on investing
Agricultural investments should be end-to-end and long term, taking into account asset purchase, management, value optimization and divestment, say Erik Kankainen, Ian Jolly and Mike Claridge of The Rohatyn Group
Instar on the opportunity of agricultural infrastructure
How can investors drive substantial returns while prioritizing impact? Instar’s Daniel Perruzza discusses the opportunity of agricultural infrastructure with industry experts Clay Taylor and Randy Fournier
Roc Partners: The private equity approach to ag
Macroeconomic trends such as corporatization and climate change are driving investor appetite, with LPs now seeing agriculture as an attractive asset class of the future, says Brad Mytton, partner at Roc Partners.