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BeefUp hears Foreign Investment

24 Jun 2016 12:38 PM - Aux Venture presents to increasing curiosity about Foreign Investment in Northern Beef

Aux Venture was excited to be invited by MLA to present at the recent BeefUp Showcase in Cloncurry, North Queensland.

With growing producer interest in understanding the opportunity and the motives of foreign investors, this was a great opportunity for Managing Director Jennifer Wainwright to discuss recent experience with the growing popularity of Australian agriculture as an investment target. 

Presenters of the MLA BeefUp Showcase in Cloncurry, Nth Qld, 23rd June 2016

While there is valid concern with some participants in the beef industry that foreign investment may bring challenges to rural Australia, the forum gave Aux Venture the opportunity to discuss the opportunities that may be created by partnering with foreign capital. 

There has always been a strong representation of foreign ownership in the beef industry, particularly in northern Australia and research shows that foreign investment on balance has led to improvements in value and productivity. Now, we are seeing an increasing awareness of the need for local, experienced management and a willingness to innovative capital structures to drive new possibilities for co-investment and joint ventures with existing Australian farmers.

Feedback from MLA's BeefUp forum attendees reflected the strong interest in knowing more about what is happening with foreign investment and showed appreciation for the opportunity to attend a presentation from hands-on experience. 

In addition to the forum presentation, Jennifer Wainwright spoke with the ABC Queensland Country Hour's Daisy Hatfield shortly before her presentation to BeefUp. Click here for Daisy's report on interview and the debate over Foreign Investment in Agriculture.