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China’s biggest food company partners with Monash University
4 Nov 2016
Monash University has partnered with the Nutrition and Health Research Institute (NHRI) of China’s biggest food company, the state-owned COFCO Corporation, to reopen the Food Innovation Centre.
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Chinese dairy investor buys majority stake in Burra Foods
1 Sep 2016
Inner Mongolia Fuyuan Farming Co (Fuyuan), one of China’s largest dairy farming consortiums, is buying a 79 per cent stake in Victorian dairy processor Burra Foods.
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Sanofi invests in new Brisbane-based production facility
16 Aug 2016
To keep pace with ever-increasing demand from China for Australian-produced vitamins and mineral supplements, Sanofi Consumer Healthcare is expanding its production facilities in Brisbane.
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Mead Johnson Nutrition partners with Australian dairy giant
8 Jul 2016
Leading global paediatric nutrition company, Mead Johnson Nutrition, has entered into a framework agreement to establish a strategic dairy supply alliance with Murray Goulburn.
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Dutch cold-storage company establishes Asia-Pacific HQ in Melbourne
24 Jun 2016
NewCold, a Dutch cold storage and logistics company, will establish its Asia-Pacific headquarters and an automated cold storage warehouse in Truganina, Melbourne.
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UK pension fund invests in northern Australian agribusiness
7 Jun 2016
UK-based Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has invested in the North Australian Pastoral Company (NAPCO), acquiring a stake in a consortium led by the Queensland Government-owned Queensland Investment Cor ...
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Kimberley Regional Investment Blueprint launched
31 May 2016
Further advancing the development agenda for northern Australia, the government of Western Australia has released a blueprint for investment in the country’s vast Kimberley region.
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US food giant invests in Australian high-tech agribusiness
17 May 2016
The US food giant, NYSE-listed McCormick & Company, has invested A$150 million to purchase a hundred per cent of the Australian high-tech agribusiness, Gourmet Garden.
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Chinese conglomerate invests in Australian seafood processor
4 May 2016
The Chinese conglomerate, Legend Holdings, has invested in one of Australia’s largest seafood processing, wholesale and export businesses – the West Australian-based Kailis Bros.
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US food company investing US7.49 million in Melbourne research hub
11 Apr 2016
The US snack food giant, Mondel─ôz International, is investing US$7.49 million in a food research hub in Melbourne in collaboration with Melbourne University.
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New Zealand multi-national invests in Australian dairy industry
15 Feb 2016
The New Zealand multi-national Fonterra, one of the world’s leading dairy producers and manufacturers, is investing A$120 million to build a state-of-the art cheese plant in Stanhope, regional Victori ...
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US investment in Queensland agri-tech
20 Jan 2016
The United States private equity firm, Paine & Partners, has invested in a majority stake in Queensland bio-pest control company, AgBiTech.
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Canadian pension fund invests in Australian beef stations
13 Jan 2016
Canada’s largest pension fund, the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, has invested in a third large cattle property in Queensland.
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Australia invests in the future
14 Dec 2015
Australia is investing in the future with a far-reaching A$1.1 billion National Innovation and Science Agenda announced by the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on 7 December 2015.
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Major global investors at Northern Australia Investment Forum
13 Nov 2015
Some of the world’s biggest investors visited Darwin for the Northern Australia Investment Forum in early November.
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Chinese food giant invests in Australian beef
11 Nov 2015
In a landmark deal, Chinese food giant, Shandong Delisi Food Co. Ltd, is investing A$140 million to take a 45 per cent stake in the Australian Bindaree Beef Group.
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Chinese group secures Port of Darwin deal
10 Nov 2015
The privately-held Chinese energy and infrastructure group, Landbridge, has won a bid to operate the Port of Darwin on a 99-year lease for an investment of A$506 million.
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Thai food conglomerate signals Australian investment plans
11 Sep 2015
Thai conglomerate, Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with South Australia’s Thomas Foods International to build an advanced food processing centre to pr ...
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Canadian pension funds invest in Australian agriculture
18 Aug 2015
Australian agriculture is becoming an asset category of choice for Canadian pension funds, with two of Canada’s major funds making recent investments into the sector.
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UK equity firm invests in Australian horticulture
13 Aug 2015
The UK equity firm, Mondrian Investment Partners Ltd, has invested around A$60 million in the Costa Group, Australia’s largest horticulture company.
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