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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.

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.

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.

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.

GrainCorp secures insurer deal to smooth out earnings volatility

The ASX-listed firm has signed a contract with White Rock Insurance in a similar arrangement to that proposed by Long-Term Asset Partners in its failed takeover bid for the company.

Scarcity shapes fishfeed alternatives search

The challenges and opportunities in a key market for an expanding global aquaculture market were examined by a panel of industry leaders at IntraFish 2019.

‘Unsustainable’ Murray-Darling planting levels could crash market

Sunrice chairman Laurie Arthur warns of casualties among irrigation enterprises and industries if horticultural development keeps going at the current rate.

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.'

Visibility needed as ‘mixed’ sentiment hits east-coast Australian grains

The first wheat imports to Australia in years raise concerns about the sector – but there is still interest in cropping properties.
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