Adecoagro, the South American farm operator backed by George Soros and Dwight Anderson, said that growth in the value of its huge land portfolio slowed to 5.6%, fuelling concerns over the impact of Argentine curbs on foreign investors.
Adecoagro, which owns nearly 300,000 hectares of land in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, said it had sold its San Jose site for $1,212 per hectare, compared with a purchase price of $85 per hectare in 2002.
Adecoagro, the agricultural company that counts George Soros as its biggest investor, is giving potential buyers the chance to get a hold of farms in Brazil and Argentina at a 36 percent discount to its net assets.
Lo hizo a través del fondo de inversión Adecoagro, que cuenta con emprendimientos agrícolas y agroindustriales en prácticamente toda Sudamérica. En Santiago del Estero ya tenía campos en el departamento Belgrano, donde produce oleaginosas y cereales. El valor de la hectárea en esa zona ronda los 7 mil dólares.
Adecoagro SA, the South American farm venture backed by billionaire George Soros, pulled out of a project to build a dam and grow rice in Argentina after the government said the development may harm the environment.
Adecoagro, one of the leading agricultural companies in South America, announced today that it has acquired Compania Agroforestal de Servicios y Mandatos, a company which owns a 4,960 hectare farm named "El Colorado", located in the region of Bandera, in the province of Santiago del Estero, Argentina, for a total price of US$18.0 million