News & Analysis

EY bolsters ag-focused advisory

Global agribusiness lead Rob Dongoski says the addition of Mark Holland, Nathan Ramsey and Asha Lundal from The Context Network reflects growing interest in the sector.

NCREIF: Drought sees Australian returns dip in Q1 as annualized returns remain strong

Capital appreciation returns continue to grow in permanent farmland thanks to the rising value of water entitlements – but dry conditions have hurt returns elsewhere.

Oaktree-backed AGRO Merchants Group acquires Iberia coldstores

Chief executive Carlos Rodriguez says increasing produce and frozen fish volumes prompted expansion in a region that is a gateway to southern Europe.

New Sumitomo unit to hunt ag VC investments

Sumitomo's Corporate Venture and Innovation Office will also explore investments in healthcare, environment, and information and communication technology.

Gladstone acquires Michigan blueberry properties for $7.8m

The NASDAQ-listed farmland REIT’s expansion comes as blueberry markets face reduced California production and growing competition from Mexico, Peru and Chile.

‘Against all odds’ that Australian winter crop will hit five-year average: Rabobank

The banks predicts dry conditions will lead to a below-average winter crop despite a slight year-on-year raise in area planted.

Blue Sky resolves court action with Pinnacle and Riparian amid string of board resignations

Brisbane-based Blue Sky has resolved its court action against three former directors as the company’s chairman and chief executive leave the business.

Investors want sustainable beef production

The latest annual update to the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework shows an industry trying to get on the front foot with consumers and investors.
Allied Irish Banks key investment staff

AIB approves €4m commitment

The Irish financial services group has backed an agtech fund.
Enterprise Ireland agriculture fund commitments

Enterprise Ireland approves €10 million commitment

The Irish investment organisation has backed an agtech fund.
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