10 Aug 2017 West Australian
West Australia: Crop downsizing for Chinese group
The Beidahuang Group is rumoured to have leased out the majority of its 85,000 ha of WA farmland purchased or leased in a $200 million spending spree five years ago
02 Aug 2017 Financial review
Chinese billionaire tried to sell Van Diemen's Land Company before buying it
Even before Lu Xianfeng completed the $280 million purchase of Australia's largest dairy farm in April 2016, the Chinese billionaire was looking to sell. In a messy proposal, Mr Lu planned to offload his holding in the historic VDL to a Chinese listed vehicle he controlled.
24 Jul 2017 GAI
Hassad Australia sells Clover Downs Station for $27M
Hassad Australia, a $469 million farming company and wholly owned subsidiary of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has sold the Clover Downs Station located in Queensland, Australia, to farmer Bill Zell for $27 million.
21 Jun 2017 NPR
Why is China snatching up Australian farmland?
China has replaced the United States as the second-largest foreign owner of agricultural land in Australia. (The U.K. is No. 1.)
14 Jun 2017 ABC
Super funds call for tougher rules for foreign investment in agriculture
Industry Super Australia claims foreign investors are cherry-picking the best Australian farming investments.
07 Jun 2017 WSJ
The Harvard yard sale: Private equity, real estate and New Zealand dairy farms
Private-equity giant KKR nears $70 million deal for some of the endowment’s farm holdings, including 8,500 acres of dairy farms on the South Island of New Zealand
30 May 2017 Australian
Canadian pension giant backs Corrigan’s Webster
Legendary waterfront warrior Chris Corrigan could soon have one of the world’s top investors — Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board — as the main shareholder in his Australian listed agricultural company, Webster Limited.
28 May 2017 Farmers Journal
Chinese spend $1.2bn on Australian agriculture
Chinese investors ramped up their investment in Australian agriculture last year, spending $1.2bn on farms and agribusinesses, a new report from KMPG and the University of Sydney has revealed.
16 May 2017 Weekly Times
Foreign investment in Australia’s agricultural land hits $4.6b
Investment in Australia’s agricultural land has soared to $4.6 billion, with the bulk of that coming from the US.
11 May 2017 The Land
Canada's PSP fund buys majority stake in Stahmann nut business
One of Canada’s biggest pension funds has teamed up with management of Australia’s largest pecan grower and processor, Stahmann Farms Enterprises.
03 May 2017 NBR
New Zealand Super Fund eyes Aussie rural land and diversification away from dairy
The New Zealand Superannuation Fund, which has bought up 21 local dairy farms as part of its push into rural land investment, is looking outside the dairy sector for its next foray, eyeing land used for beef and permanent crops and expansion into Australia.
01 May 2017 The West Australian
China’s agribusiness investment in Australia triples
China’s investment in Australian agribusiness has tripled in just a year as China strives to meet rising demand for high-quality food among its growing middle class. Major agribusiness deals included acquisition of the S Kidman & Co cattle empire and acquisition of Tasmanian dairy giant Van Dieman’s Land.


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