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About Ag Fund

AGFUND is a non-profit regional development institution, established in 1980 by the initiative of HRM Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, with the support of the leaders of the Arab Gulf States that constitute its membership and contribute to its budget. AGFUND is concerned with the support of sustainable human development efforts targeting the neediest in developing countries, particularly women and children, through support of the efforts strongly affecting the development process, including those aimed at improving the educational and health standards, supporting poverty combating programmes and those which support institutional structures. This is done in cooperation with national, international and regional organizations, NGOs and other institutions engaged in development, without any discrimination as to sex, creed or political affiliation.

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P.O. Box 18371

Saudi Arabia

966 1 4418888

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AAM Acquires Beef, Timber Asset for A$100M, Looks to Raise Another A$70M For Diversified Ag Fund

Oct 19, 2021

AAM Acquires Beef, Timber Asset for A$100M, Looks to Raise Another A$70M For Diversified Ag Fund October 19, 2021 By Lynda Kiernan-Stone, Global AgInvesting Media These acquisitions raise the value of AAM’s Diversified Agricultural Fund (ADAF) to A$350 million (US$262 million), and its total capital commitments within the country’s agriculture sector to A$600 million (US$450 million). AAM Investment Group announced the launch of the AAM Diversified Agriculture Fund in November 2019, making it the fourth agricultural fund for the Brisbane-based investor, which at the time already managed:  ~ Southern Cross Poultry Fund: a holder of a large-scale poultry farming infrastructure facility in South Australia producing more than 20 million chickens per year, of which ADAF owns a 44.1 percent stake. ~ Pastoral Development Trust: holder of the 178,870-hectare Legune Station, a large-scale cattle station in the Northern Territory with carrying capacity of 33,034 head, a 35,100 megaliter dam (the largest privately-held dam in the country), and access to an additional 106,400 hectares of licensed productive land. ~And the Sustainable Softwood Trust: holder of a stand-alone softwood saw milling facility in New South Wales processing 92,000m3 of raw material per year, with development approval for 210,000m3. AAM operates ADAF under its guiding principles of strategic investment, development, operational efficiency, and sustainability to generate stable cash distributions, development potential, and capital growth of real assets with a targeted distribution yield of between 7-8 percent, and a total return exceeding 12 percent. Today, the fund represents a portfolio of 11 properties across four Australian states spanning poultry, grain, cotton, beef, lambs, and wool that has far exceeded expectations, posting total returns of 18.6 percent . Now included is the 34,005-hectare (84,028-acre) Mount Harden aggregation located in western Queensland, which includes three properties closely situated to AAM’s Terrick Terrick, Moorlands, Thornleigh, and Wooroolah assets and brings AAM total regional geographic footprint to 135,244 hectares (334,195 acres); 77-year-old N.F. McDonnel & Sons, located in Mount Gambier in Australia’s “Green Triangle” region; and Perma-Log Timber, located in Narangba, in southeast Queensland – three assets that Garry Edwards, managing director at AAM, said deepen ADAF’s presence in the Queensland’s livestock supply chains, and create a new value channel in the softwood timber vertical. “We wholeheartedly believe in the inherent strength of businesses and assets, such as these new acquisitions, that are linked to essential food security and society’s ability to live safely and sustainably,” said Edwards. “These new assets build on that core strength by delivering further diversity, scale and growth potential to the ADAF portfolio, and we are delighted to provide the opportunity for investors to join with us in driving an approach we believe positions primary industry investment alongside mainstream investing.” Since its launch, AAM noted that it intended to undertake further fundraising for ADAF to support the acquisition of complementary premium agricultural assets that will be a balance of income-style and strategic investments that will serve to diversify the existing portfolio. Currently with ADAF standing at A$350 million (US$262 million), AAM predicts that by 2022 it will have more than A$600 million in farmland and ag supply chain assets under management. These latest acquisitions have occurred just as AAM is launching a new round of capital raising (scheduled to close November 11) with the goal of securing another A$70 million (US$52 million) for ADAF. Interest has been strong from varied investors looking to gain exposure to a diversified mix of ag businesses that together generate risk-mitigated income streams, and AAM’s management strategy has been well-received. “I believe this is a unique approach which can reduce much of the risk that has typically been associated with the agriculture sector, and which will achieve returns and capital growth beyond passive increases in land values or market cycles,” businessman and seller of Mount Harden, Tony Haggarty, told Beef Central . “There is significant merit in this strategy, and I am looking forward to continuing my relationship with AAM beyond the sale of Mount Harden.”   – Lynda Kiernan-Stone is editor with GAI Media, and is managing editor and daily contributor for Global AgInvesting’s  AgInvesting Weekly News  and   Agtech Intel News , as well as HighQuest Group’s  Oilseed & Grain News . She can be reached at  lkiernan-stone@

Ag Fund Investments

1 Investments

Ag Fund has made 1 investments. Their latest investment was in Divergence as part of their Series C on February 2, 2009.

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Ag Fund Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

2/23/2009

Series C

Divergence

$11.8M

Yes

Date

2/23/2009

Round

Series C

Company

Divergence

Amount

$11.8M

New?

Yes

Co-Investors

Sources

Ag Fund Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

Ag Fund has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Divergence on February 22, 2011.

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Exit

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Acquirer

Sources

2/22/2011

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1

Date

2/22/2011

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Acquired

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1

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