Australia a key agricultural investment destination

August 14, 2017 8:35 pm

Australia has been tagged as one of the key agricultural investment destinations at the recent Global AgInvesting Conference held in New York.

Over 700 participants at this year’s conference heard from Ag leaders who covered matters including investment in the food and agribusiness industry, portfolio considerations, performance of the food and agribusiness industry globally and the effects of the Trump administration on the industry.

Trends from the conference included:

  • institutions wanting to invest directly in food and agriculture entities
  • investment in the supply chain in order to capture a higher margin and reduce variability
  • technology adoption
  • food trends that result in the changes in consumer behaviour
  • changes in government policy including trade deals, import restrictions and regulatory requirements including environmental considerations.

Beef and lamb were named one of the sectors with the most investment appeal.

Speaker at the conference Margaux Beauchamp, BDO’s corporate finance executive director prepared a report outlining insights for Australia and suggests that there were a number of American institutions looking for Australian investments in excess of $150 million.

Read Margaux Beauchamp’s report here