|12 Mar 2020||
Behind the findings of the Global AgInvesting rankings & trends report 2019
This report highlights nearly 700 organizations that are investing in food and agriculture globally in a sector that had over $131 billion in Assets Under Management in 2019.
|01 May 2020||
15 minutes with .... the founders of Perita Capital Management
Boston-based Peritia Capital Management invests in hard assets or agribusiness companies via debt, equity, or joint-venture structures.
|09 Dec 2019||
Laguna Bay, Adveq Trust 2, sell largest Australian almond portfolio to PSP for more than A$350 million
PSP Investments has been doubling down on capital commitments in Australia’s ag sector – and particularly in almonds and water recently.
|16 Sep 2020||
Illinois SURS makes first farmland commitment, allocating $60M to Homestead Capital USA Farmland Fund III
This investment marks the US pension’s first investment in farmland, and in its first in Homestead.
|05 Feb 2019||
New Jersey State Investment Council commites $100 million to Homestead Capital's US farmland fund
New Jersey’s $70 billion public-employee pension manager, the New Jersey State Investment Council, has agreed to commit $100 million in Homestead Capital’s third farmland fund.
|24 Jan 2018||
Brazilian farmland – Is the risk worth the reward?
In spite of a growing agricultural sector, attractive farmland prices and increasing foreign investment flowing into the sector, the decision to invest in Brazilian farmland is still very much a risk versus reward consideration.
|07 Apr 2020||
Opportunities in the new era of fragility
HighQuest Partners has documented an additional 100 ag investors that have made their first investment in food and agriculture in the first quarter of 2020, directly or via allocations to asset managers.
|29 Jan 2019||
Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana creates $100m separate account with AgIS
TRSL has also expanded another of its separate accounts held with Hancock Agricultural Investment Group by $25 million, focusing on farmland in the US and Australia.
|24 Jul 2017||
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.
|18 Mar 2016||
Berkshire Pension Fund commits £30M to Milltrust International’s NZ and Australia Buy & Lease farmland funds
The funds will acquire farms and farmland assets, including permanent crops, arable, and pastoral farmland, and lease to experienced operators across the focused geographical regions of Australia and New Zealand.
|18 Nov 2020||
New Eur100m fund launched targeting sustainable ag and forestry in the Baltic and CEE regions
The fund’s initial offering has raised EUR32.45 million to-date from private investors to back sustainably-managed agricultural land and forests in the Baltic Sea region and Central and Eastern Europe.
|17 Nov 2020||
Why Africa is the next destination for food and ag investment, and why it will be driven by domestic investors
Sahel Capital’s portfolio companies in Africa have cumulative 16,000 hectares of commercial farmland and aggregate additional crop from over 9,000 smallholder farmers.
|18 Jun 2020||
Beston Global sells South Australia dairy farm aggregation for A$40.4M
Beston Global Food Company has sold its four dairy farms in South Australia to PSP Investment and Warakirri Asset Management-backed Aurora Dairies in a US$27.8 million cash deal
|09 Jun 2020||
&Green Fund commits $10m to Grupo Roncador for cattle, soy, and corn production in Mato Grosso
&Green Fund, with backing from the Norwegian government and Unilever, makes its first investment in a Brazilian farming company that grows soybeans and grains and raises cattle on 50,000 hectares in Mato Grosso.
|14 May 2020||
Hewitt Cattle Australia lists Charters Tower aggregation for sale amid focus shift to organic
Hewitt Cattle Australia, a joint partner of Canadian pension fund – Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), has listed its Mt. Cooper aggregation in Northern Queensland for sale.
|09 Apr 2020||
AAM's diversified agriculture fund acquires Terrick Station as cornerstone asset
The Australian fund has confirmed that it has completed an off-market deal to acquire Terrick Terrick, a 55,000-hectare property from long-time owners Russel Pearson and the Pearson family, for an undisclosed amount.
|24 Jan 2020||
Rabobank and the Dutch government to anchor the AGR13 Fund with investments totaling $80M
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Rabobank announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos to anchor the $1 billion sustainable agriculture and forestry initiative with matching cornerstone investments of $40 million each.
|21 Jan 2020||
HMC investment in Westfalia Fruit International to drive global expansion for avocados
WFI’s estates represent the largest avocado-growing footprint in the world, with operations in all major growing regions including southern Africa, Mexico, Chile, Peru, and the state of California.
|22 Oct 2019||
HAIG divests Australia's largest macadamia portfolio to Belgian sugar producer Finasucre in $60M deal
Belgian sugar producer Finasucre has agreed to acquire the Winfield Road aggregation – the largest Macadamia portfolio in Australia – from Hancock Agricultural Investment Group for a record-breaking $59.2 million.
|06 Oct 2019||
PSP Investments acquires Australian agribusiness Webster in a deal valuing the company at $854 million
Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board has made another move to deepen its presence in Australian agriculture, taking full ownership of the largest irrigated farmer in Australia.
|06 Sep 2019||
Dutch ag pension to divest stake in ag investment fund Fagoed
BPL, the Dutch pension fund for the Netherland’s agricultural and green sectors, is planning to divest its stake in Fagoed, a €140 million fund invested in agricultural land.
|27 May 2019||
SALIC leads round for UK crop analytics company Hummingbird Technologies
For Saudi state-based SALIC the investment in Hummingbird reflects its ambitions to evolve into a global agribusiness investment company, and is a strong strategic move after its string of farmland deals this past year.
|26 Mar 2019||
Milltrust Agricultural Investments acquires 24.9% in newly established NZ farming venture
The acquisition represents the consolidation of a string of investments made over the past six months by Milltrust that together culminate in the formation of a large-scale, integrated dairy and beef farming enterprise in New Zealand.
|26 Feb 2019||
Ontario Teachers’ acquires one of the largest private apple orchard operations in the US in $288m deal
The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has acquired Broetje Orchards, one of the largest privately-owned apple orchard operations in the U.S.
|12 Jun 2018||
US-based Mission Produce is developing its first domestic avocado farm in China
Located in Yunnan in the southwest of the country, the farming project will operate under the business name, Yunnan Avocado Agriculture Development Limited, and with an eventual goal of building out a fully integrated supply chain.
|17 Apr 2018||
Japan's Nippon Life makes a US$92.5 million offshore farmland investment
Tokyo-based Nippon Life Insurance Company makes its first investment in a farmland investment fund through a US$92.5 million investment in an overseas farmland investment fund managed by Hancock Natural Resources Group
|25 Sep 2017||
AgCAP sells first tranche of sustainable agriculture fund assets
TIAA Global Agriculture Properties has acquired 10 of the 17 properties making up the SAF portfolio totaling 16,000 hectares across New South Wales, and Victoria.
|06 Sep 2017||
Hui Wing Mau, Archstone Investment buy majority of Australia’s Bindaree Beef
Australian beef processor Bindaree Beef announced it has sold a 51 percent controlling stake in the family-owned company to Hong Kong-Australian billionaire, Hui Wing Mau, and Beijing-based equity fund Archstone Investment for approximately $120 million.
|31 Aug 2017||
AgDevCo invests $5M in Zambia’s Katito farming enterprises
AgDevCo expects that its investments in two large-scale commercial farming enterprises in Zambia will provide the “critical mass” needed to attract ancillary businesses along the supply chain