Growth Farms Fund

Introduction

Investment in Australian agriculture provides the opportunity to realise superior risk adjusted returns over the medium and long term relative to other asset classes as favourable industry thematics continue to drive commodity prices and land values.

  • Growth Farms Australia Fund 1 (“GFAF1 or the Fund”) is an unlisted agricultural investment fund focusing on the acquisition and management of agricultural assets in Eastern Australia
  • GFAF1 will be managed by Growth Farms Pty Ltd (“Growth Farms”), an agricultural asset management company
    • Growth Farms currently manages in excess of AU$390M of agricultural assets throughout Australia with a highly experienced management team and a demonstrated investment track record
  • GFAF1 has a target fund size of AU$150M with a target IRR of 10% - 14% per annum (after fees) over a 10 year term
    • GFAF1 has secured a AU$30M seed investment from a UK institutional investor (representing 20% of target equity). CBRE Global Investors (a leading property and real asset investment manager) acting on behalf of the seed investor undertook a comprehensive review of the agricultural asset managers in Australia and selected Growth Farms as their preferred manager

Fund Strategy

  • Invest in agricultural land based assets where Australia has a comparative advantage from a climate, cost base, product quality and marketing perspective
  • Pursue a cropping and sheep meat strategy (“mixed farming”) that feeds into the growing demand for grain and protein
  • Construct a diversified portfolio to minimize production and climatic risk
  • Acquire farms in historically reliable areas of Eastern Australia with a low rainfall correlation
  • Focus on undervalued assets with the potential for productivity gains, applying advanced management techniques and targeted capital expenditure to drive operating and capital returns

Contact Details

Growth Farms Australia

Growth Farms Australia

93 Maybe Street
Bombala, NSW, 2632
PO Box 253
T: +61 2 6458 4926
F: +61 2 6458 4928
W: www.growthfarms.com.au

David Sackett

Managing Director
+61 419 164 273