Agribusiness Sectors

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Direct engagement to all levels of key stakeholders.

Smith Agri International has grown its services, successfully partnering with the agribusiness sector to deliver over 400 individual transactions in both the domestic and international markets on behalf of both sellers and buyers.

Uniquely positioned within this sector at the coalface, Smith Agri International are directly involved throughout numerous sophisticated supply chains from farm gate to domestic and international markets in support of our clients. Smith Agri International has subsequently contributed to and ridden the wave of farming expansion and new sophisticated investment into this secure robust investment sector.
Given recent global events, the Australian agriculture and horticultural sub-sectors have never been more attractive to the growing pool of international sophisticated investors. Smith Agri International foresee significant further upside growth as farming enterprises increasingly welcome this investment, AgTech advancements, robust succession planning and aggregation opportunities. 

We continue to transparently partner with quality multi-generational farming businesses, and where possible, positively contribute to the farming model, subsequently generating significant asset listings and buy-side mandates throughout these sub-sectors. 

Smith Agri International enjoys significant new business via referral and word of mouth which is a testament to our business practices. To us, this is the best recognition of our successful approach to business.

Smith Agri International is committed to further expansion to meet demand, always ensuring both vendor and buyer experiences are positive and conclude to the mutual benefit of both parties. Smith Agri International prides itself on ‘delivering solutions, not problems’ and in doing so, ensures our sound, transparent and trusted reputation is maintained.

Direct engagement with all levels of key stakeholders underpins our unique knowledge and extensive experience and includes institutional investors, family offices, high-net-worth individuals, industry, governments, Indigenous groups, individual property owners, farmers, corporations (including timber, export and mining sectors), management organisations, appointed receivers and banking and finance institutions.

Agriculture / Horticulture

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Integrated throughout rural Australia, Smith Agri International engages across a wide range of agribusiness sub-sectors in support of our clients.

Engagements throughout Australia are as diverse as the sector itself and include irrigated horticulture (table grapes, wine grapes, stone fruits, pome fruits, citrus, and vegetable crops etc.) , cropping, cattle, sheep, dairy, rural lifestyle and eco-tourism among others. 

Our industry knowledge, transparent engagement and commitment to our clients ensures not only the best representation of the asset, but a robust assessment of possible aggregation and highest and best land use opportunities presented within any given environment.  

Conversion to a range of highest and best agricultural uses has always been a strategy of good farming practices, hence, capturing every possible interest underpins high competitive tension in the pursuit of unlocking the widest possible investor interest in support of the highest possible asset value.

At Smith Agri International we recognise the value of our clients’ land. Underpinned by a firm understanding of agronomy and key site selection parameters (e.g. annual rainfall, topography, soil types, nutrient levels, supportive infrastructure and market access), we know first-hand that good land will always remain good land, irrespective of the crop that sits upon it at any given time. 

With international institutional investment growing within Australasia, opportunities exist from which to retire debt and/or obtain capital to expand or aggregate in the pursuit of maintaining a competitive market advantage.

A&G Lamattina & Sons, Morington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia


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Our experience includes active roles in the international timberland/forestry sector.
Engagements in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, USA, UK, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, France, Brazil, Argentina and Chile have provided a solid knowledge platform and a wide range of exposure to global markets, the industry market value chain and known and emerging product

Our dealings throughout the sector’s value chain provides our clients access to a unique skill set unmatched by other representative firms in support of forward asset planning and transactions. First-hand experience includes: 

- Transactions throughout Australasia equating to over 95,000 hectares (234,745 acres) for the purpose of commercial plantation, agriculture and horticulture, biodiversity/carbon offset, dedicated biomass/biofuel, retention and conservation.

- Establishment and management expertise including the planning, design, logistics coordination and planting of over 68,000,000 trees (56,000 hectares or 138,400 acres) across numerous species types (hardwood and softwood), harvest and haulage throughout Australia. 

- Negotiation of large-scale and long-term resource/wood supply agreements (pulp, poles, sawlog, pellet, biomass and carbon) throughout Australia and the USA to global export markets. 

- Marketing and sale of harvested sandalwood emanating from Western Australia and Northern Territory to purpose-built and growing global markets of processors, traders and end users.

Hardwood and softwood plantation identification underpins long-term supply agreements negotiated and delivered by SAI