About

What we do

Cultivate Agri Partnerships brings patient, private capital and deep industry-expertise to support highly skilled, passionate Australian farming families to develop their businesses through a new phase of growth. 

We build lasting partnerships and incremental growth based on the following focus areas: 

Operational partnerships 

We work with proven farm operators and family-corporate businesses. 

Investment focus 

We are deeply embedded in the Australian beef cattle and farmland sectors. 

Research and development 

We implement research-based sustainable land management and genomic programs. 

Expertise through the value chain of Australia’s beef industry from acquisition to operation

With years’ of hands-on experience as farm owners and managers Cultivate Agri Partnerships works with some of the industry’s premier farming businesses and public organisations. The team has extensive experience in management, corporate governance and advisory of public organisations and agricultural companies. Our expertise in corporate, risk and investment management allow us to deliver on: 

Our expertise in corporate, risk and investment management allow us to deliver on: 
  • Farm management and productivity improvement 
  • Funds management 
  • Direct investment management 
  • Transaction advisory services 
  • Advice on acquisitions and asset management 

Behind Cultivate

Cultivate's Principal, Chris Simpson brings a unique combination of experience as a cattle owner and finance professional. 

We also draw from a wide network of associates that are true field experts, comprising expertise in genomics, land management, research, cattle operations, investment and corporate governance. 

Chris' bio

A master’s in finance from the London Business School coupled with experience in private equity and management in Australia and the UK has provided Chris with the expertise to develop Cultivate Agri Partnership’s models and operational partnerships. Critical to the success in Australian agribusiness is the ability to connect with the farmer on-the-ground and Chris has the skillset to do just that. As a retired professional cricketer and current Chairman of Queensland Cricket, Chris is well versed in connecting with people from multidisciplined backgrounds across Australia. As father to Evelyn, Victoria, and Jack, building a sustainable and economically viable future is at the core of Chris’ decision-making process. Working alongside cattle operators with similar values, enables Cultivate to operate with a shared culture and investment style based on good work, quality partnerships, integrity and family values. 
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