Mexico: Farm Capital launches $100M agro-industrial fund

As is often the case, potential cannot be realized without the necessary logistics and framework to support it. Latin America currently accounts for 16 percent of the world’s total food exports, and by 2028, the UN FAO expects this share to increase to 25 percent. And, as food security has grown to be recognized by international investors as a strategic asset class, Mexico is a high-potential market in the region. 

Beginning in the 1980s, following a period of economic hardship, the country enacted a string of trade reforms that saw it emerge as a major global trade partner, according to the USDA. 

By 2021, the country’s agricultural exports to all global markets totaled approximately $44.8 billion, and last year, the country’s agricultural exports hit a record, totaling $34.12 billion in just the eight-month period between January-August – a 15.5 percent jump over the same period a year before. 

However, there’s a pervasive gap in productive assets and capacity holding back companies in the region from even further growth. 

To address this need, in February, Farm Capital launched the first private agro-industrial real estate fund in Mexico with an initial closing of $35 million on a path to a funding target of $100 million over the next twelve months. 


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