Macquarie Agriculture’s Lawson Grains sells to foreigners

Australia’s second-biggest farmland investor has sold its Lawson Grains portfolio comprising 105,000 hectares of crop land in NSW and Western Australia to Sydney-based global forestry investment manager New Forests and Canada’s Alberta Investment Management Corporation.

Koala fund chews into demand for developer offsets

Investment platform iPartners is pushing into the agricultural sector, launching a $20 million fund to acquire Australian farmland for protected koala habitat to generate returns through its use as a biodiversity offset.