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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.

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.

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.

Cresco Capital Partners closes cannabis fund on $60m

Managing partner Codie Sanchez says LPs in the firm’s second vehicle include managers from large private equity and venture capital firms committing their own capital.

AGR sells pet food ingredient unit to Olympus Partners

Managing director Daniel Masters says PE has invested less in the supply chain for premium pet food ingredients.

Finding a place for aquaculture

As the aquaculture industry weighs whether its future is onshore, in the open-ocean or both, private equity investors have an opportunity to help develop a market seen as key to meeting future protein demand.

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.'

Hamilton Lane: US farmland values might be levelling-off

The gap between appreciation and income is narrowing, but significant risks to farmland values remain, says Brent Burnett.

CPPIB injects C$200m into PE-backed Premium Brands

Pender West Capital Partners is among existing investors in the TSX-listed collection of food manufacturing and distribution businesses.
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