CLSA Capital Partners will acquire a 19.6% stake in Camson Bio Technologies, an agricultural biotechnology company, for INR539 million ($10 million).
Infinity Group, the Israel-based private equity firm created by China Development Bank and Israeli conglomerate IDB Group, plans to invest up to RMB10 billion ($1.62 billion) in the Beijing Eco-Valley project created by food industry giant COFCO Group.
Venture capital firm Omnivore partners has bought a significant minority stake in pork integrator Arohan Foods for an undisclosed sum. Assam-based Arohan works with pig farmers across Northeast India and retails pork products across the country.
When kenaf, an Asian plant known for its short growing cycle, high protein content and strong fibers, was put to practical use, the locals made ropes. Today, its applications are expanding to encompass a wide variety of industries.
Leopard Capital has invested an undisclosed sum in Engage Resources, enabling the kenaf-based products manufacturer to expand its operations from Thailand into Cambodia. Kenaf is a fibrous plant used in animal feed as well as in the construction and paper...
China Fishery, an industrial fishing company part-owned by The Carlyle Group, will pay $555.8 million for Peruvian counterpart Copeinca. The acquisition will make China Fishery the largest player in the world’s largest market by volume for fishmeal...
IvyCap Ventures has agreed to become the lead investor in Thomson Reuters’ information platform for Indian farmers. Terms and conditions of the transaction were not disclosed.
CMIA Capital Partners and China Merchants Holdings have completed the privatization of Singapore-listed agriculture machinery manufacturer China Farm Equipment (CFE), following an investment of $23 million.
ePlanet will exit Indian agro-chemicals firm Sree Ramcides Chemicals as Japan's SDS Biotech invests INR1 billion ($18.8 million) in the company for a 65% stake.
Rabo Equity Advisors is targeting $250 million for its second India agribusiness fund, more than double the $120 million raised for its debut vehicle in 2008. The larger corpus means Rabo’s typical transaction size will increase to $25 million from...
Temasek Holdings has paid INR5.72 billion ($104.5 million) for a 19.99% stake in Godrej Agrovet, an agribusiness subsidiary of Godrej Industries. The deal comprises primary and secondary tranches, with the former earmarked to support Godrej Agrovet’s...
Olympus Capital has led a group investors including California Technology Ventures, Herostar Holdings and Grand River Capital in committing $50 million stake in Chinese milk producer Huaxia Dairy Farm.
Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA) and Abax Global Capital are backing a $330 million bid by the chairman of Yongye International to take private the US-listed Chinese animal and plant feed maker.
Ingham Enterprises, Australia’s largest poultry producer, has put itself up for sale, alerting potential private equity bidders. Sole shareholder Bob Ingham he had decided to exit “after long and careful consideration.” Investec has been appointed...
General Atlantic (GA) has sold its stake in US grain trader Gavilon to Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp, in a deal that values the company at an enterprise value of around $5.3 billion.
Rabo Equity Advisors’ India Agri Business Fund has committed INR500 million ($9.8 million) to Super Agri Seeds for a significant minority stake. It is the fund’s eighth investment and the first in a seeds company.
Infrastructure investor IDFC Private Equity has led a INR1.5 billion ($30 million) funding round for Indian agri-services provider Staragri Warehousing and Collateral Management.
New Zealand dairy farm investor MyFarm Asset Management has launched a specialist investment fund which aims to raise NZ$75 million ($62 million), partly through an IPO on alternative securities exchange Unlisted.
From cattle ranchers to fruit and vegetable farmers, PE interest in Australasia’s agricultural space is wide-ranging. In each case, investors are seeking to leverage the perception, particularly in Asia, that produce from Australia and New Zealand is...
Urea might not be the most glamorous investment proposition, but China’s Primavera Capital seems more than satisfied with its latest deal, which marks its first foray into the Chinese agriculture space.
India’s first-ever emu processing unit may receive backing from the Ministry of Agriculture through the Poultry Venture Capital Fund.
New Hope Group, the largest animal feed producer in China, has announced plans to establish a $200 million overseas fund to invest in food-related businesses.
Affinity Equity Partners has ramped up its consumer portfolio in Australia through a 70% stake acquisition in top deli meats producer Primo Smallgoods, for a price that values the company at A$740 million ($758 million).
Affinity Equity Partners has finalized its acquisition of Australian meat products firm Primo Smallgoods in a deal that values the company at A$740 million ($758 million). Previous reports suggested that the valuation was at least A$900 million.