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Butterfly Equity fund hits $429m

Filings suggest the firm co-headed by an ex-KKR principal is continuing to raise capital for its second fund.

Cultivian Sandbox fund misses $200m target

The firm secures $130m from strategic ag investors like ADM and Smithfield, as well as its first non-US LPs, like Sumitomo Chemical America.

‘We’ve had to be flexible, because if you are not flexible, you die’

With C$400m deployed from Fiera Comox's debut vehicle, partner Bob Saul explains why the firm has shifted focus from a search for assets with existing cashflow to earlier-stage opportunities.

$20m Series D backs pongamia tree expansion

Chief executive Naveen Sika says the company is in discussions with PE firms and other institutional investors about whether the pongamia might be well-suited to Florida farmland previously planted in citrus.

Equilibrium closes indoor ag fund on $336m

The firm's principal and chairman, Dave Chen, says European LPs have 'home-field advantage' in appreciating the potential for large-scale controlled environment agriculture.

Conservation Resource Partners seeks $500m for ag strategy

The historically timber-focused firm hired former Brookfield Asset Management director Stavros Koutsantonis this year as part of its expansion into conservation-focused agricultural investments.

Arlon and Rabo-backed Boulder Food Group closes second fund above $100m

Managing partner Dayton Miller says the firm’s association with 'smart money' has provided comfort to investors and helped create an exchange of dealflow.

Farmland rental platform nets $8.25m in Series A

Tillable co-founder Corbett Kull says the platform is already connecting growers and institutional landowners.

Bezos family office among group injecting $30m into mayo alternative

Elio Leoni Sceti, co-founder of lead investor The Craftory, says the investment into NotCo reflects a strategy designed to harness a 'seismic shift' in the relationship between brands and consumers over the past five years.

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
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