News & Analysis

GrainCorp planned demerger to raise questions over Long-Term Asset Partners takeover

ASX-listed GrainCorp has received ‘no recent definitive update’ on LTAP’s mysterious A$10.42-per-share offer.

First State Super and VicSuper launch merger talks to create A$115bn superfund

The merger would create Australia’s second-biggest superfund if it proceeds, behind only AustralianSuper and ahead of QSuper.

$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.

Ex-Blue Sky directors launch new fund manager backed by Pinnacle – exclusive

Nick Waters and Patrick Hayden will be co-managing partners of Brisbane-headquartered Riparian Capital Partners, Pinnacle Investment Management's first ag-focused affiliate.

Rise Fund hires food & ag execs as it pushes forward with fundraise

TPG Rise Fund has hired former Whole Foods Market co-chief executive Walter Robb as senior advisor for food and agriculture. Taryn Goodman is also joining as sector lead for food and agriculture. The appointments come less less than a month after TPG terminated Rise Fund and TPG Growth co-founder Bill McGlashan’s services for cause over his alleged involvement […]

The public-private wedlock

They appear competitors, but publicly-traded farmland investment vehicles in the US and their private market counterparts support each other indirectly.

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.

Institutions could turn to accumulating smaller tracts in Mid-South land markets

Availability of investment-grade farmland continues to be limited, says president of American Society of Farm Managers and Appraiser’s Mid-South chapter.

NEP sells Actagro to Nutrien in $340m deal

Partner Todd Solow says educating growers and retailers about the potential return on investment from the company’s plant health products was key to the investment’s success.

ODI aims to guide developing market investors with Tenure Risk Tool

Anna Locke, head of the Overseas Development Institute’s program on agricultural development and policy, says investors too often take government guarantees that land is available for investment at face value.

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