Emerging investment trends in primary agriculture: A review of equity funds and other foreign-led investments in the CEE and CIS region
Directions in Investment series - N. 8 - 2013
In recent years, private equity funds that invest a substantial part or all of their capital
in primary agriculture have increased both in number and volume globally. Investment
in primary agriculture is an emerging asset class among private equity funds and
other institutional investors, one that has attracted increasing attention following the
commodity price spikes and associated warnings on food security from 2007 to 2008.
The study addresses existing investments by equity funds and other similar
structures and the potential for these in ten countries within the EBRD region
of operations in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of
Independent States (CIS) (the “selected countries”).