National Pension Service of Korea has been weighing up an investment in the timber sector for ‘a number of years,’ says Stafford Capital Partners managing partner Stephen Addicott.
Timberland, forestry, Sequoia forest
Managing director Olly Hughes tells Agri Investor about the decades-long tailwinds the firm sees in the timberland space and the expansion strategy it is on the cusp of executing.
The open-ended fund plans to devote 20% of its investments to farmland infrastructure and timber investments in the US, LatAm, Europe and Australasia.
The firm has set its sights on two funds that will invest across the UK and Northern Europe, with a further two targeting Australasia and potentially the US, says managing director Olly Hughes.
Managing partner David Chattleton says larger pools of capital are ‘slowing coming back to agriculture’ after a few years away.
The firm will raise its first commingled fund focused on food after managing several investments in the sector since spinning out from Macquarie in 2014.
Nicole Neeman Brady says Sustainable Development Acquisition Corp will build on the 'marriage' between Renewable Resources Group and Capricorn Investments developed over eight collaborative investments since 2006.
Green cabbage field, Nile, Africa
The African impact investor fell short of its $300m target but continues to target IRRs ‘in the twenties,’ says managing partner Stuart Bradley.
A third of the fund’s returns will be derived from carbon credit sales marketed in New Zealand’s internal marketplace which is not open to foreign purchasers or credits.
Founder and chief executive Jonathan Webb says the Morehead, Kentucky-headquartered indoor farming company was built with public market scrutiny in mind.
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