News & Analysis

Finistere-backed ZeaKal inks cannabis partnership, $10m investment

The crop chemicals company had been reluctant to enter the cannabis market without relevant expertise, says chief executive Han Chen.

Cotton growers in Murray-Darling Basin offer A$100m of water entitlements for sale

The group of farming families is offering a buyer the chance to return the water to the environment.

Four takeaways from Agri Investor’s Australia Forum

This year’s conference saw more LPs than ever before, as agriculture continues to grow as an asset class.

Bonnefield plans open-ended farmland fund for institutions – exclusive

After launching an evergreen vehicle targeting high-net worth individuals in 2017, CEO Tom Eisenhauer says the new more flexible institutional structure comes amid a surge of interest from Canadian endowments and smaller pensions.

OTPP’s Goodfellow: ‘I’ve always preferred own-and-operate model in Australian ag’

The CEO of the pension's Australian ag portfolio told Agri Investor's Melbourne Forum it is looking to diversify its holdings by both geography and sector after building significant market positions in almonds and avocados.

EXEO Capital reaches $146m final close on second Africa-focused agribusiness fund

Agri-Vie Fund II falls just short of $150m target but EXEO managing partner Herman Marais says food and agri remains a ‘logical entry point’ for long-term investors who want exposure to Africa.

CPC sells second property to Cleveland Agriculture in A$30m deal

Terra Firma-owned Consolidated Pastoral Company has offloaded the 246,000-hectare Ucharonidge Station, the eighth deal since its portfolio divestment began in 2018.

Updated indictment sheds new light on Abraaj case

The document paints a picture of deceit, bribery and personal enrichment at the collapsed emerging markets firm.
Illinois Teachers' full investment portfolio

Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois confirms $100m commitment

The US public pension has backed Taurus Mining Finance Fund II.

This year’s washout raises a flood of questions

Historic rainfall levels have presented US ag producers and investors with their clearest weather-related challenge since 2012’s drought.
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