May 5, 2021

Non-bank fund to cater for farming demand


Non-bank lender Merricks Capital has set its sights on creating a multibillion-dollar agricultural lending platform that will provide capital for farm acquisitions as it looks to generate double-digit returns for its wealthy investor base from the booming farming sector.

The Liberman family-backed fund manager expects to raise $500 million within 12 months for its Agriculture Credit Fund that launches on Wednesday, and increase that over time through wealth platforms and its high-net-worth clients.

The fund will provide loans of between $10 million and $150 million to farmers across the spectrum, from dairy to horticulture, for real estate acquisitions and related investments in infrastructure and supply chains.

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Written by: Larry Schlesinger

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