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Abu Dhabi provides $272m agtech incentives to create ‘vibrant ecosystem’

Abu Dhabi Investment Office will provide the funding via a mix of cash and non-cash incentives over the next three years.

Milltrust builds dairy portfolio in New Zealand for buy-and-lease fund

Milltrust Agricultural Investments has taken a 24.9% stake in a new entity managing a portfolio of eight dairy farms across the North and South Islands.

CPC sells Queensland cattle property as Terra Firma continues search for buyer

Sell-down of CPC’s portfolio continues, leaving the firm with 11 properties as it continues to look for a buyer.

NCREIF: Australian ag returns fall for second successive year in 2018

The latest Australian Farmland Index paints a positive picture for Australian agriculture, although drought conditions in the east are hitting returns in some cases.

Blue Sky appoints new permanent CEO

The Brisbane-based asset manager has appointed Joel Cann as CEO, who most recently oversaw a restructure at ASX-listed holiday park operator Aspen Group.

ABARES figures show mixed picture for Australian ag in 2019

The outlook for this year is worse for many, but the overall picture is of a resilient ag sector with a lot still to offer investors.

Future Fund chair warns of risks to SWFs from rising populism

Peter Costello said partnerships with local investors, but also greater transparency on the part of sovereign funds is the way forward.

Grains VC fund aims to foster Australian agtech ecosystem

Sydney-based Artesian Venture Partners has launched its A$50m GrainInnovate VC fund with backing from the Grains Research and Development Corporation

GrainCorp sells Australian bulk liquid terminals for A$350m

Long-Term Asset Partner’s mysterious bid for 100% of GrainCorp faces a May 10 deadline after sale of liquid terminals to ANZ Terminals, owned by several infra fund managers.

Blue Sky to raise new ag fund, renegotiate loan terms with Oaktree

The Brisbane-based asset manager is in discussions with Oaktree Capital Management over its lending covenants, although MD Kim Morison said investors should have ‘no concerns’.

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