Fidelity Growth Partners India has led an INR800 million ($13.3 million) Series C round of investment in Milk Mantra Dairy.
China Shengmu Organic Milk, an organic dairy maker backed by several PE investors, is targeting HK$1.31 billion ($169 million) through an IPO in Hong Kong.
China Investment Corporation (CIC), the country’s $650 billion sovereign wealth fund, wants to partner with governments, multilateral organizations and like-minded institutions to invest in agriculture assets.
China Forestry Holdings, a Hong Kong-listed timber company whose investors include The Carlyle Group, plans to negotiate a debt restructuring with creditors after defaulting on $180 million in senior notes.
Food has and continues to be one of the more compelling investment theses for private equity in China. The first phase of the consumer story was leveraging the emergence of discretionary consumption - households with sufficient income to choose one brand...
A take-private bid for Chinese nutrients company Yongye International, supported by Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA), has won shareholder approval. The NASDAQ-listed firm is now set to de-list.
Yunfeng Capital and CITIC Private Equity have agreed to invest at least RMB2 billion ($320.5 million) in an unlisted farming subsidiary of Chinese dairy producer Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group.
The Australasian agricultural space is increasingly interesting to LPs that want an inflation hedge and a proxy to rising demand for quality food in emerging Asia, but local superannuation funds are slow to bite
China is encouraging private equity and venture capital firms to participate in rural financing, as a means of supporting rural development and lifting the economy.
A consortium supported by Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA) has modified its take-private bid for Chinese nutrients company Yongye International, sweetening the deal in return for a lower shareholder approval threshold for it to go through.
Temasek Holdings has invested INR2.5 billion ($40 million) in Indian agri-services provider Star Agriwarehousing and Collateral Management.
A consortium led by Hopu Investments will take a minority position in an agribusiness joint venture being set up by Chinese agricultural conglomerate COFCO Corporation and Noble Group, an agriculture and energy supply chain manager.
Accel Partners India and Horizen Ventures have together invested $1 million in Teabox, a start-up that operates out of Singapore and Bangalore.
A consortium led by Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holdings has offered to pay $2.1 billion to take full ownership of agricultural commodity trading conglomerate Olam International. The consortium already owns a 52.5% stake in the firm.
Shareholders have rejected a $339 million offer - supported by Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA) - to take US-listed Chinese animal and plant feed maker Yongye International private.
The term "real assets" doesn't generally conjure up images of almonds. And these assets aren’t widely available. California, Spain and Australia account for around 80% of a global almond market set to be worth $5 billion in 2013.
RRJ Capital plans to invest RMB1.5 billion ($250 million) for a 45% stake a dairy farming joint venture with Shanghai-listed Bright Dairy & Food, a subsidiary of Chinese conglomerate Bright Food Group.
Adveq’s real assets division has completed the purchase of 18,000 hectares of almond orchards in Australia for A$211 million ($200 million) from commodities conglomerate Olam International. Municipal Employees’ Retirement System of Michigan and Danica...
Black River Asset Management, the private equity unit of US agribusiness giant Cargill, has increased its stake in listed food processing and export company AgriNurture (ANI).
India’s agricultural sector is fast-growing but inefficient. Private equity is well positioned to capitalize on the need for better technology, information and distribution
Hachimenroppi, a Japanese firm that operates an IT-enabled fresh fish distribution platform, has secured a JPY150 million ($1.5 million) round of investment from Pygmalion No 2, a venture fund managed by Tokyo-based firm Value Create. Two strategic investors...
KKR isn’t known for backing start-ups, but the risks associated with the firm’s recent foray into dairy farm ownership in China are tempered by the presence of familiar partners. For its first control deal in China and its first greenfield deal globally,...