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09 Nov 2011 Rogers in town to buy the farm
Commodities trader Jim Rogers, known for his investment prowess alongside George Soros, is in Australia to launch a new rural land fund which is seeking to raise up to $350 million to buy farms in northern NSW
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22 Jul 2019 Foreign investment in farmland 'overstated': Rabobank
Foreign ownership of Australian farmland is "overstated" when measured on a dollar-value basis, according to a new report by agribusiness lender Rabobank.
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18 Jan 2019 Chinese investors protest against new crackdown on investment
Australia's foreign investment regulator no longer believes private companies in China are free of Communist Party control, and plans on subjecting Chinese takeovers and deals, such as those for farmland, to more screening on national security grounds.
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10 Oct 2016 Chinese to buy the Earl of Stradbroke's Australian farmland
Chinese-backed company Harmony Beef and Cattle is buying the Earl of Stradbroke's grand rural property Mt Fyans in the Western District of Victoria for about $34 million.
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04 Sep 2016 Australia's largest wheat grower sells to US Westchester
US giant TIAA's Westchester has purchased a major part of northern NSW cropping farm Milton Downs from Australia's biggest wheat grower Greentree Farming for a figure some estimate to be in the vicinity of $50 million.
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02 May 2016 Largest agricultural investment under new SIV rules backs IPO Mort & Co
The largest agricultural investment under the federal government's new significant investment visa (SIV) program has been made in the $174 million float candidate Mort & Co, which owns and operates Australia's biggest independent feedlot business.
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21 Apr 2016 Australians to get chance at S.Kidman & Co with new $370m deal
Australians will get a chance to own a 20 per cent stake in the country's largest landholder, S. Kidman & Co, alongside large Chinese investors, after a deal was struck this week to buy the iconic cattle business for more than $370 million.
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12 Nov 2012 Singapore group buys Queensland farms
Duxton Asset Management has bought more than 800 hectares of Australian fruit orchards for a discount of more than 50 per cent from receivers of failed managed investment scheme Rewards Group and listed land owner Ark Fund.
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11 Oct 2012 Chinese near Moraitis deal
Hong Kong-listed Chevalier Group is set to emerge as a major supplier of fresh produce to Woolworths and Coles by acquiring a significant share of a leading Australian fruit and vegetable wholesaler and grower.
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25 Sep 2012 Food needs drive Chinese overseas
If there was any doubt that China is desperate for agricultural assets, it has been dispelled by the news that China Investment Corp with its $US190 billion war chest is on the hunt all the way down to chilly Tasmania in search of fresh milk.
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16 Sep 2020 South Korean conglomerate to exit Warragundi
Giant South Korean conglomerate Hanwha Group is looking to make an exit from the Warragundi aggregation in Australia, just over a year after taking control of the largest acreages in NSW’s Mudgee region.
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09 Jul 2020 Forrests outbid Indigenous group for WA cattle station
Mining billionaire Andrew Forrest says conservation and heritage considerations must be balanced against the need for farming, after outbiding the Yi-Martuwarra people for a vast land holding on their territories.
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01 Jun 2020 Offshore investors swoop on almond orchards
Funds managed by North American farmland and timber giant Hancock Natural Resource Group are poised to snap up two almond properties worth around $12 million in the NSW Riverina and South Australia’s Riverland.
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03 Feb 2020 South African rich-lister scoops up NT cattle stations for $70m
A company backed by one of South Africa’s richest men is setting itself up to be a major player in the Northern Territory’s beef sector after paying $70 million for two major cattle stations, Tanumbirini and Forrest Hill.
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11 Nov 2019 Nuveen adds Moree farms to $3.5b global agriculture fund
The acquisition of the Turnbull properties takes spending by TIAA's Nuveen subsidiary on Australia's northern NSW cropping country to almost $50 million in the last 12 months.
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03 Dec 2018 Warakirri's new $100m fund seeks only high-value farms
Warakirri says it is already managing discrete agricultural investments for super funds, but this new fund is being set up in response to demand from private family offices, high-net-worth and not-for-profit community
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08 Oct 2018 Shanghai's Pengxin diverted $567 million to Brazil after snub on Kidman sale
Shanghai-based conglomerate Pengxin redirected the $US400 million it was prepared to pay for Australia's largest private land holding, S. Kidman & Co, into investments in Brazil after it was snubbed by then treasurer Scott Morrison in 2016.
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17 Sep 2018 Foreign farm tax to drive agri REITs: Pitcher Partners
Under a proposal from Australia's federal government the 15 per cent concessional rate of withholding tax for foreign investors in agricultural land will be lifted to 30 per cent by July 1 next year.
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29 Aug 2018 Riverina farming giant BFB on the block; PwC, CBRE hired
The Australian farming business BFB Pty Ltd, with its portfolio of 28 farms covering 48,753 ha, will be pitched to Australian superannuation funds and offshore sovereign wealth investors.
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28 Aug 2017 Strategy change: Qatar's Hassad taking next $80m Australian farm sell down
Hassad Food – owned by Qatar's sovereign wealth fund the Qatar Investment Authority – is selling another major portion of its Australian farmland portfolio worth about $80 million.
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30 Oct 2016 Australian Agricultural Company, the other landholder taken by foreign investors
Joe Lewis, the owner of football team Tottenham Hotspur, is the ultimate owner of the AA Trust, which has just converted 59 of 160 Convertible Notes into fully paid ordinary shares in AACo.
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10 Jul 2016 Australia: Foreign investment in the farm to be a key issue for new government
Australia's business and legal communities are calling for a simplification of the policy under which there are six different monetary thresholds for prospective foreign investors in agricultural land to overcome.
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16 May 2016 Australia's $1 billion beef boom funded by foreign investment and super
Australia's cattle station sector is set to reach more than $1 billion-worth of deals in less than a year, with the two biggest sources of investment being the controversial areas of foreign investment and superannuation.
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29 Apr 2016 S.Kidman & Co deal contrary to national interest, says Australia's Treasurer
Treasurer Scott Morrison was accused of playing politics with foreign investment after he decided to stop a Chinese-led consortium buying Australia's biggest private landholder, buying S.Kidman and Co.
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08 Apr 2016 Chinese investments nearly doubles after FIRB approves $46.6 billion in 2014/15
Chinese investors will spend nearly $2.5 billion in agriculture and $1.7 billion in financial assets. In 2014, those were numbers were $32 million and $51 million respectively.
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14 Mar 2016 Zhejiang's Rifa Salutary bypasses Kidman, purchases $50 million of NSW farms
While most of the big corporate money has been falling over itself to buy into Australia's largest landowner, S. Kidman & Co, Rifa has quietly bought a total of seven properties in the last few months.
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13 Mar 2016 Qatar's Hassad defends Australian agriculture investment results
The Qatar backed agricultural land and food producing company Hassad has defended its financial record in Australia following a report which showed its property company had never made a profit.
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10 Mar 2016 Qatar's farmland investment Hassad Australia yet to make profit
Hassad Australia, the $469 million agricultural land company owned by Qatar's sovereign wealth fund, has delivered a $3.46 million loss and is yet to make a profit since beginning in Australia in 2010.
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09 Mar 2016 TIAA partners give super funds $100b agricultural insight
The $US866 billion financial services giant TIAA expects there will be at least $US100 billion invested in timberland operations and agriculture across the world in the next 10 to 20 years
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16 Mar 2015 Mitchell to sell 49pc of cattle stake
Mitchell's Yougawalla Pastoral Company the latest Australian cattle station business to be put up for sale. Foreign corporations have spent some A$63.5 million buying into the sector in the past month.
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