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  • Agri-Vie invests in Cape Olive Holdings
    • Business Day
    • 14 Oct 2013

    Agri-Vie, a private equity fund focused on food and agribusiness investments in sub-Saharan Africa, announces it has acquired a 63% stake in South Africa's largest table olive supplier.

  • Study on private equity in agribusiness in Southern Africa
    • USAID
    • 03 May 2012

    The overall objective of this report is to identify potential interventions to enhance the capacity of newly created private equity funds in agriculture and/or agribusiness in Africa, especially the stimulation of technical assistance to agricultural value chains.

  • Wikileaks: African leaders in Ethiopia land grab
    • afrol News
    • 28 Jan 2011

    Several African leaders have bought lands in Ethiopia to develop agricultural projects or tourism resorts. They are let to bypass a 2007 ban on export of cereals, still in place for other investors.

  • Agri-Vie, with Herman Marais
    • ABN
    • 17 Nov 2010

    Agri-Vie, a private equity fund focused on food and agribusiness investments - including farmland - in subSaharan Africa, closed its first fund with participation from Kellogg Foundation, NorFund, IFC and AfDB.

  • African farms lure overseas investment
    • Business Report
    • 01 Sep 2010

    45 new private equity funds are planning to invest US$2 billion in African agriculture in the next 3-5 years, according to participants at the Africainvestor Agribusiness Project Summit taking place in Durban

  • African agricultural finance under the spotlight
    • Reuters
    • 24 Aug 2010

    African governments need to raise their level of accountability and ensure that they improve and protect their own food security through quid pro quo side-agreements negotiated when they lease or sell their arable land to foreign interests, says Keith Mullin of Thompson Reuters

  • African agriculture entices funds
    • Sake24.com
    • 04 Feb 2010

    At least three or four private equity funds are currently raising capital with a mandate to invest in agricultural enterprises in Africa.

  • Agri-Vie eyes $300 mln for Africa farm projects
    • Reuters
    • 14 Jan 2010

    Private equity fund Agri-Vie will reach its $100 million target for investment in agricultural projects in Africa by March, and could triple it in a second fund

  • Agri-Vie bullish on farming in Africa
    • Business Report
    • 30 Mar 2009

    The global food shortage coupled with vast tracts of surplus arable land in Africa made the continent the world's greatest farming opportunity, Avril Stassen, an investment adviser for Agri-Vie's $100 million (R957 million) agribusiness private equity fund, said last week.

  • FACTBOX: Foreign forays into African farming
    • Reuters
    • 20 Mar 2009

    A move by Madagascar's army-backed leader to nix a huge South Korean farming deal has exposed the risks of such ventures in Africa.

  • FACTBOX: Investing in Africa: Land and agriculture
    • Reuters
    • 07 Oct 2008

    Soaring food prices, supply fears among import-dependent countries and rising demand for biofuels have driven up investment in agricultural land, notably in Africa.

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