Carlyle Group

Global funds for African farmers

In making 2014 the 'Year of Agriculture' [sic!], the African Union has concentrated its focus on private-sector investment and public-private partnerships to drive the sector. Private equity financiers, funds and investors are answering the call.

$210m investment to support rice, barley growth

Part of the $210 million that the Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Fund and the Carlyle Group will invest in the Export Trading Group will be invested in Mbeya rice farms In Tanzania, where the group would cultivate rice and barley.

Study on private equity in agribusiness in Southern Africa

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.

Le Guatemala sous la coupe de l'agrobusiness

Au Guatemala, le marché de l'huile de palme est détenu par cinq familles. Et l'un de ces geants guatélmaltèques, Palma del Ixcán, est une filiale de la comagnie texane Green Earth Fuels, controlée par les fonds d'investissement Goldman Sachs et Carlyle

What price NZ? Land bid tests limits

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.