Arlon-owned produce distributor buys prepared foods provider

The chief executive of The Coastal Companies says the acquisition of Hearn Kirkwood will bring the company 'new and exciting markets.'

Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company makes first UK move

SALIC has led a £7m funding round for UK-based agtech firm Hummingbird Technologies and will use the tech on its properties in Australia and Ukraine.

CPPIB injects C$200m into PE-backed Premium Brands

Pender West Capital Partners is among existing investors in the TSX-listed collection of food manufacturing and distribution businesses.

Equilibrium invests $82m to build Appalachia greenhouse

AppHarvest founder Jonathan Webb says previous investment from AOL co-founder Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund helped the company find partners in the Netherlands.

Finistere enters robotics with an eye on broader markets

CEO Arama Kukutai says participation in a $8.8m funding round for New Zealand’s Invert Robotics gives the firm an entry into potential markets outside of agri.

Mitsui expands investment in Vietnamese shrimp with agri identified as growth area

The Japanese investment giant has acquired stake in Minh Phu Seafood after first investing in an affiliated company in 2013.

Phatisa sells stake in Meridian Group as fundraising for second Food Fund continues

The Africa-focused firm says it has identified $200m of opportunities for Phatisa Food Fund 2, with some transactions at the due diligence stage.

RRG-backed Sun World sells California grape lands

Executives from the Renewable Resources Group-owned company said the sale would allow them to focus more on its technology, breeding and licensing business.

The Rohatyn Group puts WA sandalwood estate on market

New York-based emerging markets-focused group has put the 6,700-ha estate up for sale after selling down timber assets in New Zealand last year.

Long-Term Asset Partners withdraws GrainCorp takeover bid

Recently formed asset manager said it ‘doesn’t have any plans at present to pursue other acquisitions’.
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