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04 Feb 2015ABC
Foreign investment and thirst for capital drives growth in 'sale and leaseback' property deals
A new type of property deal is entering the agribusiness space as investor interest in the sector grows, according to property group Colliers International.
22 Jan 2015Every Investor
Beware fake land investments in Australia
NeglectAssist is warning private investors to watch out for exotic Australian land investments promising both security and high returns.
16 Jan 2015P&I
San Diego County unveils 2015 alternatives commitment pacing targets
San Diego County Employees Retirement Association plans to commit $275 million to $400 million to real assets including agriculture, mining, energy and timber in 2015.
10 Jan 2015The Australian
China’s appetite for Ord food bowl investment an acquired taste
China’s biggest potential investment in Australian agriculture, a $1 billion high-risk foray in the fabled Ord River irrigation scheme.
22 Dec 2014The Land
Goodfellow takes on China role
Agribusiness executive David Goodfellow is heading up a project for Zhejiang RIFA Holding Group to build an Australian livestock property portfolio of similar scale to Macquarie Bank's big Paraway Pastoral business.
15 Dec 2014Financial Review
Macquarie plays ACE dairy card
ACE Farming, backed by institutional investors, has stayed out of the limelight, quietly building up its portfolio of 18 dairy farms across Victoria.
12 Dec 2014ABC
Register to track foreign companies buying Australian farmland to be delayed
The Nationals, and some regional Liberals, claim that without the register, Australia's food security and sovereignty could be jeopardised.
10 Dec 2014PLECserv
Colonizing - and selling - the Ord: an Australian tale with a message
So much for the Ord as a ‘food bowl’. So much too for a new partnership with indigenous people. As in transactions with land-grabbers in poorer lands, the valued partnership now is with big money.
08 Dec 2014West Australian
Hawke lobbied for China in Ord
Former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke lobbied Colin Barnett to allow a Chinese company to buy a large package of land in the Ord River.
04 Dec 2014The Age
Sundrop gets $100m injection from KKR to grow tomatoes in SA desert
Sundrop Farms has received a capital injection from private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts to aggressively expand its tomato growing operations in South Australia.
02 Dec 2014West Australian
China group in Ord River buy bid
Kimberley Agricultural Investment, owned by Chinese company Shanghai Zhongfu, has told the State Government "on an informal basis" it wants freehold ownership of the 6000ha Knox Plain area, in northern Australia.
01 Dec 2014Financial Review
CPC buys Bunda for $15m
The $700 million fund, owned by London based Terra Firma, controls 19 properties across Australia's top end covering more than 5.6 million hectares.

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