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An Introduction to Agri Investing

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Key Information

  • ISBN: 978-1-911316-03-9
  • Publication Date: September 2016
  • Number of Pages: 167

This book is the definitive guide for investment opportunities and best practice for private equity fund managers and investors in agriculture.

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Agriculture is perhaps the oldest of all asset classes, and one with a very bright future.

The world’s population recently exceeded 7 billion and is forecast to reach 9 billion by 2050. For reasons driven by both income and demographics, it’s inconceivable that the demand for food is unlikely to rise alongside this.

Although there has been a fourfold rise in private equity’s investment in agribusiness, it remains a niche activity for many institutional investors and private funds.

What does this book offer?

  • Understand the full range of investment opportunities (both horizontal and vertical) that agri offers, including: brokerage, data, real estate, infrastructure, crops, livestock, water and venture capital
  • Expert commentary on due diligence, accounting and hedging FX risk in emerging markets
  • How institutional investors can use agri investment as a defensive investment within an investment portfolio
  • A directory of over 160 funds currently investing in agri

Who should buy this book?

All private equity fund managers and investors with an eye on approaching the asset class and incorporating it in an investment strategy.

- Torsten Boehler, Abacus Emerging Markets

- Chandima Mendis

- Mark Canavan, New Mexico Educational Retirement Board

- Kelly DePonte, Probitas Partners

- James Stretton, JC Rathbone Associates

- Paul Cooper, Deloitte LLP

- Richard Crane, Deloitte LLP

- Rafi Musher, Stax Inc

- Mitchell Presser, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

- David Cornish, Cornish Consultancy

- Clare Pennington, former Editor, Agri Investor

- David Ross, SRUC Research Division

- Malcolm Mitchell, SRUC Research Division

- Andy Evans, SRUC Research Division

- Glenn Hall, Norton Rose Fulbright

- Vanessa Brierley, Norton Rose Fulbright

- Henry Watson, Credit Suisse Private Fund Group

- Connor O’Keeffe, Credit Suisse Private Fund Group

- Howard Halderman, Halderman Real Estate Services

- Sarah Lain, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Section 1: Market Analysis and Best Practice

1 Agribusiness investing: A new opportunity for private equity

2 Agribusiness in the wider macroeconomic context

3 Agri investing: An LP perspective

4 Due diligence in agriculture investing: Key issues and challenges

5 Agri investing in emerging markets: Hedging foreign exchange risks

6 Accounting best practice for agri business

7 Ag tech, data and changes in the value chain from farm to fork

8 Investing in livestock: Advice for the first-time investor

9 Water as a fluid strategy and an illiquid asset

10 Agri-technologies in global agriculture: An investment opportunity

Section 2: Regional Analysis

11 Africa

12 India

13 Australia

14 United States

15 Central Asia

Section 3: The Directory – A global who’s who of agri funds

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