Specialist, high conviction food and agri investments

Laguna Bay is an investment firm specialising in food and agriculture in the Australasian region.

About Us

Laguna Bay was established in 2010 and is one of the longest standing agri fund managers in Australia. Our research-driven, value-based investment strategy builds scalable and sustainable food and agribusinesses, to the benefit of all.

We have consistently generated attractive returns by aligning our investor and operating partners in resilient assets and businesses with durable long-term strategies.

Our team includes 12 investment professionals with average industry relevant experience of over 15 years. We serve institutional, wholesale and sophisticated investors.

Our Team

Strategy

We provide our investment partners with exposure to three key themes – rising food demand, decarbonisation and inflation.

We leverage our deep local networks to source proprietary off-market opportunities and develop business partnerships with top quartile operators. We apply a top down, theme driven approach to our origination activities, while remaining opportunistic.

We typically favour control investments. When we make an investment, we do so with a high degree of conviction. We focus on opportunities where earnings can be grown year-on-year and which are positioned for significant capital appreciation over the longer term.

We’re an active asset manager that seeks to maximise the productive potential of our assets and proactively guide sustainability initiatives.

Responsibility

We believe that sustainability is an opportunity, not just a box to tick. We understand that good sustainability practices work with, not against, good operational practices – together producing synergies which improve performance and enhance value. We also understand the important role we play supporting regional communities, from employment through to succession.

Our Responsible Investment Policy sets out a framework that categorises sustainability matters relevant to the firm into four pillars:

Climate
& Environment

People
& Communities

Governance
& Standards

Livestock
& Wildlife

These four pillars guide our sustainability approach through opportunity screening, deal evaluation & due diligence and asset management activities.

View our Responsible Investment Policy

Laguna Bay is a signatory to the UN Principals for Responsible Investment and supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement and Australia’s Nationally Determined Contribution and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure.

Sustainability Report

Our most recent Sustainability Report, setting out the firm’s progress on environmental, social, governance factors covered by its four pillar framework, is available here.

View our Sustainability Report

Want to find out more?

We’re always looking for talented agri-business teams and like-minded investors.

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