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Bain Capital says profit and impact well-aligned in ag

Double Impact fund principal Chris Cozzone says agriculture is a key focus for the $390m vehicle, with biological inputs and precision agriculture of particular interest.

Timber and agribusiness pushes MetLife ag lending to record 2018

Lowered feed costs have helped create the highest level of investor interest in livestock in a decade, says head of agricultural finance group Barry Bogseth.

Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company confirms first Australian investment

SALIC has bought a large aggregation from the Nicoletti in a deal that also represents its investment into sheep production.

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.

$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.

Vintage Wine Estates acquires California vineyard

Chief executive Pat Roney says plans for the property include replanting its vineyard acres, residential development of certain parcels and consolidation with other of the firm’s wineries to utilize currently unused winemaking capacity.

NCREIF: Australian ag returns fall for second successive year in 2018

The latest Australian Farmland Index paints a positive picture for Australian agriculture, although drought conditions in the east are hitting returns in some cases.

ABARES figures show mixed picture for Australian ag in 2019

The outlook for this year is worse for many, but the overall picture is of a resilient ag sector with a lot still to offer investors.

The uncontrollable known

Ag fund managers are hoping for resolution of US-China trade tensions. The savviest will prepare for them to get better and worse.

Hancock expects to re-open timber and farmland fund in 2019

The $706m Hancock Timberland and Farmland Fund has backed a number of acquisitions, say portfolio managers.

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