|06 Oct 2015||
Glencore in talks to sell farms in Australia
Debt-burdened Glencore has entered early discussions with a number of sovereign wealth funds and commodities traders as it moves to offload the more than 30,000ha of cropping land across NSW, Victoria and South Australia.
|29 Sep 2015||
Private equity managers back new firm to take stakes in real assets managers
George Soros participates in $500 million capitalisation of new firm, Tunbridge Partners, that will invest in "real assets" in timber and agriculture.
|21 Sep 2015||
Uruguay farms raise record funds after land prices jump 11-fold
Uruguayan farm operators are raising a record amount of funds in the securities market after a boom in prices for the country’s farmland.
|15 Sep 2015||
Wall Street investors buying up farmland
Investors have turned to farmland as part of a sweeping push into physical assets — everything from lumber, hotels and apartments to parking meters, bridges and highways.
|07 Sep 2015||
Private equity plows into new territory with move to agribusiness
Private equity and venture capital firms are going down to the farm, moving into the agribusiness and agriculture technology sectors in a big way.
|31 Aug 2015||
Kingfisher locks in gains as funding hits triggers
Last year trustees added a global farmland fund managed by Insight Investment Management to the Kingfisher pension scheme.
|25 Aug 2015||
Farmland investment platform to offer rare returns data for investors, farmers
Map Of Agriculture says it is well positioned to serve the comparative farming system benchmarking needs of farmland investors.
|21 Aug 2015||
Super fund's $150m farm buy
First State Super follows US and Canadian super funds with major investment in Australian almond plantations.
|20 Aug 2015||
Agriculture investing: growing fields of green
A substantial payout could be in store for private equity firms willing to take on the risk and plough capital into the farming business.
|18 Aug 2015||
Norway’s wealth fund expels POSCO, Daewoo Int’l over palm oil holdings
Norway’s central bank is divesting the country’s $870 billion pension fund of its holdings in four Asian multinationals for palm oil in Southeast Asia. POSCO and Daewoo were excluded for the activities in Merauke, Indonesia’s Papua province.
|10 Aug 2015||
Australia: Canada cracks almond deal
The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board has bought Macquarie Group's owned and operated almond properties in the Sunraysia district of north-west Victoria for more than $115 million.
|06 Aug 2015||
Beef, big bucks and buy-ups: are Chinese investors changing the face of Australia?
Chinese company's takeover of Australian farmland and firms draws mixed reaction from Australia ministers.
|04 Aug 2015||
TIAA-CREF Global Agri II holds final close
TIAA-CREF has closed its second global agriculture fund, TIAA-CREF Global Agriculture II, on $3 billion, exceeding its $2.5 billion target. The fund had raised $1.7 billion by mid-June.
|04 Aug 2015||
AP2, EAPF back $3bn TIAA-CREF global agriculture fund
Sweden’s AP2 and UK local authority funds are among the backers of a new $3bn global agriculture fund.
|04 Aug 2015||
TIAA-CREF unveils $3 billion global ag investment vehicle
New TIAA-CREF fund will invest in “high quality farmland assets” across North America, South America, Australia and parts of Europe with a focus on major grain exporting regions.
|04 Aug 2015||
Farmland investments take root
TIAA-CREF is expected to announce Tuesday that it has raised $3 billion for its second global farmland-investment partnership, exceeding its initial target of $2.5 billion.
|16 Jul 2015||
Aus ag ripe for foreign investment
The sliding dollar is sweetening Australia's appeal as an agricultural investment destination ripe for overseas companies and fund managers, particularly from North America and Europe.
|08 May 2015||
Who owns agricultural land in Ukraine?
Some estimates now bring the total of Ukrainian farmland controlled by foreign companies to over 2.2 million ha.
|20 Apr 2015||
Canadian fund buys McCamley stations
One of Canada's largest pension funds, the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, has made its first rural land purchase in Australia through central Queensland's Hewitt Cattle Company.
|20 Apr 2015||
Super farm sell-off predicted
Giant US investment fund TIAA-CREF expects Australia's ageing farmers and a lack of sons and daughters willing to inherit their farms will lead to large numbers of properties hitting the market over the coming decade.
|19 Apr 2015||
Saskatchewan farmers split on allowing pension funds to buy land
Saskatchewan’s move to freeze purchases of farmland by pension plans and foreign investors has ignited a debate over what’s best for the future of Canada’s bread basket.
|14 Apr 2015||
Canada pension fund manager cries foul over Saskatchewan farm review
The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board says it is concerned about the Saskatchewan government's decision to temporarily ban certain institutional investors from buying farmland in the province.
|07 Apr 2015||
Fonterra eyes rival farmers with agricultural funding fix
New Zealand dairy giant will launch a fund that will pool capital from investors such as sovereign wealth funds and pension funds to invest in land and fixtures of dairy farms through a farm-owning entity.
|23 Mar 2015||
What is your pension doing in Africa?
DanChurchAid, CARE Denmark and MS calls for more transparency of pension investments in African agriculture.
|03 Mar 2015||
Rewards of land investment must be balanced with risks
Farmland deserves special attention because it involves much more than just land: the people who own and work the land form the basis of rural communities.
|01 Mar 2015||
Does Australia's farm sector need foreign investment?
Foreign investors own 10% of Australia's agricultural land. But that could soon rise thanks to two huge projects being developed in Northern Territory's Top End with the help of foreign investors.
|26 Feb 2015||
Canada: Is it time to relax land ownership restrictions?
Farmers in Saskatchewan are worried that outside investors are artificially inflating land prices and keeping regular farmers from expanding their operations
|20 Feb 2015||
Acaparamiento de tierras en Uruguay
27 conglomerados empresariales poseen 1.641.000 hectáreas. Trasnacionales con al menos 10% de la tierra productiva en Uruguay.
|18 Feb 2015||
Canada: Gov't eyes farmland act changes
Farmland ownership rules in Saskatchewan - which are among the most restrictive on the continent - could be getting tighter to prevent further purchases of farmland by institutional investors.
|03 Feb 2015||
PGGM commits to Black River Food Fund 2
Dutch Pension fund PGGM has committed between €50m and €100m to a Cargill owned private equity fund that invests in farmland and crop production.