Global AgInvesting News, Information and Research for Investors in Farmland and Agriculture Globally Brief: Lewis & Clark Ventures Closes $104M U.S. Midwest-Focused VC Fund St. Louis-based Lewis & Clark Ventures has closed on its first U.S. Midwest-focused $104 million venture capital fund. 02/04/2016 2:21 PM Update: Agtech Company, Agrible Closes $4.1 Million Series A; Joined by Flyover Capital Originally announced in July 2015, Agrible’s $4.1M Series A has closed with the inclusion of Flyover Capital. 02/04/2016 10:45 AM Hortau Raises $10M Led by Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners has made its second investment in irrigation management tech company, Hortau. 02/04/2016 9:45 AM Back to the Roots® Raises Significant $5M Seed Round California-based food startup, Back to the Roots® has raised a seed round of $5M through a combination of private and public equity. 02/03/2016 3:55 PM India to Borrow $12.6B from Global Lenders to Fund Irrigation Projects India is to borrow $12.6B to fund massive irrigation projects that will add 32.1 million acres of irrigated farmland. 02/03/2016 2:14 PM ADM Continues Diversification with Harvest Innovations Acquisition ADM continues on its path of diversified growth with the acquisition of gluten-free and non-GMO ingredient company Harvest Innovations. 02/03/2016 1:19 PM ChemChina Offers Bid of $43 Billion for Syngenta Syngenta’s board has endorsed the $43 billion ChemChina bid which translates to an offer of $465 per share in cash. 02/03/2016 9:47 AM Coca-Cola Expands Portfolio and African Reach with Stake in Nigeria’s Chi As sales of soda slow, Coca-Cola is diversifying its portfolio and geographic reach with stake in Nigerian dairy and juice company, Chi. 02/02/2016 12:44 PM TIAA-CREF Launches Global Real Asset Division TIAA-CREF has launched a unit exclusively dedicated to real assets in agriculture, timber, real estate, infrastructure, and energy. 02/02/2016 12:8 PM Australia’s Botha Family Places 1M Hectare SAWA Pastoral Company on the Market The offer of SAWA Pastoral’s four cattle stations marks Australia’s largest potential pastoral sale since the 2015 listing of S. Kidman. 02/02/2016 10:19 AM