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  • Fund farm buying 'only just begun' - even at $40bn
    • Agrimoney
    • 05 Dec 2012

    The wave of fund investment in farmland has reached only a fraction of its potential, even after hitting up to $40bn, with the potential to hit $1,000bn as it gains a "natural home" in portfolios.

  • Funds’ $40 billion bet on farmland seen as a fraction of market
    • Bloomberg
    • 05 Dec 2012

    Agricultural land represents an $8.4 trillion market, of which institutional investors own about $30 billion to $40 billion, according to Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management.

  • Macquarie moves in on agriculture
    • FNN
    • 25 Jun 2012

    Macquarie Group Limited looks to be moving in on more agricultural investments with the launch of a new fund to target dairy farms in Australia.

  • Macquarie goes grain farming
    • Australian Financial Review
    • 02 Apr 2012

    Macquarie Group's new farmland fund, which is targeting farms in Australia and Brazil, has purchased its first two properties in Australia worth a total of almost $40 million.

  • Macquarie bets on milk
    • Wall Street Journal
    • 30 Nov 2011

    Company now manages farms on 3.6 million hectares and believes that, overall, US$25 billion of institutional capital has gone into the acquisition of farms.

  • Agriculture investment: Solid ground for unstable times
    • CNBC
    • 08 Nov 2011

    As the global financial downturn pushes investors into finding alternative business ventures, land investment has become an attractive proposition.

  • Brazil thwarts Macquarie crop move
    • Stock & Land
    • 07 Nov 2011

    Group's $700 million international crop fund has been dealt a serious blow with new foreign investment restrictions on rural property in Brazil stalling its expansion.

  • Agri-investing for the long term: The investment case for responsible investments in agriculture
    • onValues
    • 02 Aug 2011

    Summary report of the conference hosted June 17, 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland

  • Nation feeds Gulf's appetite for ownership
    • SMH
    • 01 Aug 2011

    Hassad plans to spend $US350 million ($318 million) in Australia to secure food supplies for Qatar, which imports 95 per cent of its food.

  • Shut the gate: why cash-strapped landowners are selling the farm
    • SMH
    • 01 Aug 2011

    Australians do realise the value of what is being sold, a land agent and rural property specialist said, "but their hands are tied because they can't raise the money".

  • Investments that will grow
    • The Australian
    • 15 Jun 2011

    The global financial crisis may have hit tax-effective agribusiness schemes hard, but the prospects of the small group of companies that survived are anything but gloomy. "We're actually tapping into the new GFC, which is the global food crisis," says Wayne Overall, executive director of agribusiness managed investment scheme operator Almond Investors Limited

  • What price NZ? Land bid tests limits
    • NZ Herald
    • 27 May 2011

    Last week, bids closed for an 83% stake in Fonterra's biggest supplier, Dairy Holdings, which oversees 72 South Island farms. Bidders reportedly include Chinese dairy giant Bright Dairy, a pastoral fund owned by Australian investment bank Macquarie Group, British private equity firm Terra Firma. US private equity firm Carlyle Group and the Harvard Endowment Fund.

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