Oaktree Capital Partners is no longer involved with Argyle Capital Partners, ending the former’s involvement in the ag and water assets previously managed under the Blue Sky banner.
New Agriculture’s Bruce King and New Forests’ Mark Rogers discuss the new division’s strategy, what investors want from the asset class, and the potential blend of farmland and forestry into a single investment product.
New Agriculture will be led by Bruce King, who joined the firm in 2022, and will manage the Lawson Grains portfolio it acquired in 2021.
Addison Taylor says new fund managers and foreign investors are driving an evolution of farmland markets in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Tom Strachan was an executive director at Packhorse Pastoral Company and an investor in agricultural properties, after founding and selling labor hire company AWX.
Jake Espenmiller says a recent three-year equity-focused stint with Oak River Farms confirmed the importance of local networks in ag lending.
Patrick Vizzone says regionalization of supply chains such as China’s shift to sourcing from within ASEAN is among the themes that will guide investments in the sector.
Nick Ping of Manulife
Ping was responsible for Manulife Investment Management's timberland and agriculture institutional business development in his previous position.
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Charlotte Kaiser joins BTG’s Timberland Investment Group alongside new director of policy and external affairs Caitlin Clarke. Both arrive from The Nature Conservancy.
Sam Doyle will help manage the Bonnefield Integrated Agriculture Fund, which seeks mid-teen returns for global investors by building on the firm’s position in Canada’s historically hard to access farmland markets.
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