Thursday, December 7, 2023


Danone funds major methane research drive

Danone funds major methane research drive

Farmers WeeklyNov 27, 2023
Dairy company partners with Global Methane Hub to speed up research into practical solutions.

Fancy investing in the milk of feral camels?

Farmers WeeklyNov 1, 2023
Australian commercial camel milk producer prepares to list on ASX.

NZ rejects Swiss bid to buy Otago farmland

Neal WallaceOct 13, 2023
Likely benefits of sale disproportionate ‘to sensitivity of the land and nature of overseas investment’.

Kiwi fund boosts US methane-cutting tech 

Gerald PiddockSep 8, 2023
AgriZeroNZ announces $4.1m investment in Hoofprint Biome in North Carolina.

ACC commercial forestry interests grow

ACC commercial forestry interests grow

Neal WallaceAug 4, 2023
Forestry represents just 0.1% of ACC’s investment portfolio, it says.
Indoor strawberry system looking for investors

Indoor strawberry system looking for investors

Farmers WeeklyJul 25, 2023
26 Seasons announces new capital raise through Snowball Effect.
New fund invests in herb glasshouse

New fund invests in herb glasshouse

Hugh StringlemanMay 1, 2023
Centuria NZ Agricultural Property Fund the first NZ venture by Centuria Capital Group in Australia.
NZ Rural Land broaden scope to offshore investors

NZ Rural Land broaden scope to offshore investors

Farmers WeeklyMar 20, 2023
NZ Rural Land is eyeing European investors to make up rights issue shortfall.
NZ Rural Land seeks more share equity

NZ Rural Land seeks more share equity

Hugh StringlemanMar 2, 2023
Capital raising round to help buy $64m of forestry land in Manawatū-Whanganui.
More farmland goes to IKEA partner

More farmland goes to IKEA partner

Neal WallaceFeb 2, 2023
Ingka Group granted permission to convert sheep, beef and deer farm to forestry.
Cryptocurrency is a bit too cryptic for me

Cryptocurrency is a bit too cryptic for me

Steve Wyn-HarrisNov 25, 2022
If you can’t understand it, don’t get involved, says Steve Wyn-Harris.

Investors seek inflation-proof assets

Hugh StringlemanAug 12, 2022
Rural investments are lining up well against urban opportunities.
UBCO seeks more money to accelerate

UBCO seeks more money to accelerate

Hugh StringlemanAug 9, 2022
Electric bike company opens the throttle in the US.
Danone supply farms seek more capital

Danone supply farms seek more capital

Hugh StringlemanJul 27, 2022
The Argyll Group of three farms and a support block with over 2000 cows in milk is seeking wholesale investors for $5 million or more.
A aerial view of a poultry farm.

MyFarm extends poultry investment

Hugh StringlemanJul 1, 2022
MyFarm is offering a rural commercial property investment in the Taranaki poultry industry consisting of $16.7 million raised…
An aerial view of Synlait's Dunsandel plant.

Investors cut primary sector stocks

Hugh StringlemanMay 10, 2022
The S&P/NZX Primary Sector Equity Index has fallen by 13% since the beginning of the year as nervous investors sell down shares in agricultural companies despite high commodity prices.
Leaft Foods promoters Maury Leyland Penno

Leaft Foods’ protein project secures more funds

Annette ScottApr 13, 2022
Canterbury-based food innovation Leaft Foods is creating an opportunity for New Zealand agriculture to lead the global plant protein market with potential to reach $US36 billion by 2024.

Blue Sky Meat takeover goes unconditional

BusinessDeskApr 5, 2022
Blue Sky Meat’s largest shareholder won’t sell to an undervalued offer from Southern Lamb Investments, which has all but sewn up control of the Invercargill meat company.

Anzco buys biotech company

Farmers WeeklyApr 1, 2022
The acquisition is viewed as complementary to Anzco’s existing biotech business, and both will continue to operate independently.

Directors call to delay Blue Sky Meats takeover

Neal WallaceMar 23, 2022
INDEPENDENT directors of takeover target Blue Sky Meats are urging shareholders not to sell just yet, despite owners of three of the largest shareowners having committed to do so.
Local plant-based foods to expand

Local plant-based foods to expand

Hugh StringlemanMar 21, 2022
PLANT-BASED protein company Sustainable Foods (SFL) is part way through a $2 million fundraising to build its range of products with capital development and employ more staff members...

Fonterra winds down India joint venture

BusinessDeskMar 14, 2022
Dairy co-operative Fonterra and India’s Future Consumer agreed to wind down a small joint venture in India after significant challenges caused by covid-19.

MyFarm closes CQuest at $13m

Hugh StringlemanMar 9, 2022
MyFarm has raised $13 million from wholesale investors for the purchase and planting of 1200ha to 1300ha medium to hard hill country under the heading CQuest Carbon and Forestation Fund.
Headshot of Investment manager Maria Jose Alvarez.

Agritech options open for innovators

Richard RennieMar 8, 2022
The presence of established, mature agritech companies and a greater abundance of venture capital funds have enabled New Zealand to step up as a more attractive country for agritech investment in recent years.
A close up of a butcher cutting a piece of meat.

Blue Sky Meats takeover bid launched

Neal WallaceMar 8, 2022
Two cornerstone shareholders have launched a $3 a share takeover bid for the small Southland meat exporter, Blue Sky Meats.
Half a Zespri ruby red kiwifruit.

Kiwifruit investment company launches second fund

Richard RennieMar 8, 2022
Less than a year after successfully raising its first fund, kiwifruit investment company Origin Capital is again seeking funds exclusively for kiwifruit sector investment.

Stricter foreign investment rules met with cautious optimism

Neal WallaceFeb 24, 2022
Changes to rules that allow foreign investors to buy farmland for conversion to forestry, will affect about 20% of property purchases, a recent study shows.
John Bostock poses in front of fruiting apple trees.

Bostock apples heads south

Richard RennieJan 12, 2022
In a first-time joint venture for Bostock New Zealand, the company has partnered up with equity company Milford Private Equity to purchase orchards growing a high-value apple variety for the North American market.
A view of a Delegat vineyard

Marlborough vineyards top Delegat to-do list

BusinessDeskDec 8, 2021
Delegat Group is focusing this year’s capital investment on developing Marlborough vineyards, as it pushes to grow global sales by 25% over the next three years.

Share concentration risk allayed

Hugh StringlemanNov 25, 2021
The risk of ownership concentration in Fonterra arising from proposed changes in the share standard will not adversely affect the co-operative, according to investment bankers and corporate advisors Northington Partners.

MyFarm seeks more forestry developments

Hugh StringlemanNov 16, 2021
MyFarm has opened the second half of a fundraising for planting medium to hard hill country in Pinus radiata, after $7.5 million was committed by wholesale investors in the first stage.