Global AgInvesting News, Information and Research for Investors in Farmland and Agriculture Globally Brazil Land Value Growth Slows Significantly Brazilian farmland value growth has significantly slowed over the past 12 months, according to SLC Agricola data. 08/27/2015 3:20 PM Brief: Latvian Land Fund Makes First Farmland Acquisitions The €14 million Latvian Land Fund has signed purchase agreements for its first three farmland acquisitions. 08/27/2015 1:11 PM Lion Global Investors, OCBC Bank Build $393 Million Alternative PE Fund Lion Global Investors and OCBC Bank have built a $393 million fund to invest in agricultural and alternative SMEs in Asia. 08/27/2015 11:16 AM E. J. Gallo Wine Buys Talbott Vineyards E. J. Gallo is continuing its purchasing spree with the acquisition of Talbott Vineyards for an undisclosed amount. 08/27/2015 10:46 AM Brief: India’s Prabhat Dairy Plans Rs300 Cr (US$45 million) IPO India’s Prabhat Dairy is planning to raise US$45 million through an IPO scheduled to open on August 28. 08/26/2015 2:51 PM Benson Hill Biosystems Raises $7.3 Million in Series A The bioagtech firm has announced a $7.3 million Series A fundraise led by Middleland Capital and including several others. 08/26/2015 1:53 PM Monsanto Drops $46 Billion Syngenta Bid to Focus on Core Business Monsanto has withdrawn its $46 billion bid to takeover its rival Syngenta stating that the company will focus on its core business. 08/26/2015 12:26 PM CIG Acquires Assets of Sicilian Chef’s Inc. Private equity group Consolidated Investment Group (CIG) has acquired Sicilian Chef’s Inc., renamed Caesar’s Pasta LLC. 08/26/2015 12:0 AM Brief: Yield Lab Participant, TerViva Raises $2 Million California-based agtech startup, TerViva, announced it has raised $2 million in a round led by Florida landowner, Evans Properties. 08/25/2015 2:57 PM Farmer’s Edge and Osmington Inc., Partner in Values and Investment in Agriculture Precision ag leader, Farmers Edge announces its newest investment partner, commercial real estate company, Osmington Inc. 08/25/2015 2:29 PM