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The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is engaging WSP Global Inc. to develop a consistent methodology for analyzing the environmental impact of its natural resources assets. The consultancy firm will conduct a detailed climate analysis of the portfolio, which includes more than three million hectares of land across more than 400 properties based in six countries. […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 12, 2022 July 12, 2022
  • 10:00

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is entering a strategic alliance with a produce vendor. According to the agreement, PSP Investments will manage the acquisition of Spanish citrus orchards while Citri & Co. will operate and manage the farmland, packing, distribution and sale of crops. According to a press release, the alliance was brokered by […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 30, 2022 June 30, 2022
  • 12:00

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is investing in an Australian agricultural company. The AIMCo and Australian investment management firm New Forests Ltd. will co-own Lawson Grains. The company produces more than 200,000 tonnes of cereals and vegetable oils per year. It operates out of about 100,000 hectares of farmland spread across New South Wales and Western […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2021 September 7, 2021
  • 13:00

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and multi-stage investment firm S2G Ventures are creating a co-investment partnership whereby the Caisse will invest up to US$125 million over the next three years in ventures that aim to make the food and agriculture industry more sustainable and climate friendly. “By enabling investments in ventures and […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 23, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 16:21
Caisse invests in sustainability, OMERS and Ontario Teachers’ sell stake in utility

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and multi-stage investment firm S2G Ventures are creating a co-investment partnership whereby the Caisse will invest up to US$125 million over the next three years in ventures that aim to make the food and agriculture industry more sustainable and climate friendly. “By enabling investments in ventures and growth equity companies […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 23, 2020 February 23, 2021
  • 15:15
Caisse investing in Quebec agricultural cooperative

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in La Coop Fédérée, the largest agri-food enterprise in Quebec and the only Canada-wide agricultural cooperative. The investment — alongside the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Fondaction and Desjardins Capital — of $300 million takes the form of preferred shares. “The agri-food industry, at the very heart of people’s day-to-day […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 1, 2019 November 11, 2020
  • 09:27
A look at the diversification benefits of farmland investing for pension funds

For institutional investors looking at farmland, various strategies are available that span a range of asset classes, from real assets to private equity to venture capital, said Bernice Miedzinski, president of Starbridge Capital Ltd., during a webinar hosted by the Canadian Investment Review this week. Lower risk strategies include buying land and leasing it back to farmers, […]

PSP acquiring Australian agriculture firm for A$854 million

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is taking over Webster Ltd., an Australian agribusiness company, for A$854 million. While the PSP already owns 19.1 per cent of Webster’s ordinary shares, its subsidiary PSP BidCo is acquiring the total remaining ordinary shares for A$2 per share, which is a 57 per cent premium on Webster’s most recent closing […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 3, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00
OMERS investing in agri-food venture capital fund

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, alongside the Bank of Montreal, is committing $33 million in funding to District Ventures Capital. Founded by financier Arlene Dickinson, the fund focuses on consumer goods-related venture capital. With the new investment, the fund now totals $70 million. Read: PSP Investments takes on Hawaiian farmland “We are pleased to have these institutional investors […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 10, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is taking on a majority stake in B.F.B. Pty Ltd., an Australia-based agricultural business. Currently, BFB has taken on more than 441 square kilometres of arable land and operates businesses in grain storage, fertilizer, agronomy, livestock, farming and logistics. “We’re impressed with BFB’s team, performance and integrated business model, and we’re excited to […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 15, 2019 January 12, 2021
  • 10:02