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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.
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The asset class has seen a flurry of fund launch activity as its uncorrelated credentials and inherent sustainability chime with new and returning investors.
The firm has teamed up with SilviPar to launch a vehicle that will target low alterative use land in Paraguay to develop a 50,000 ha plantation.
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.
Criterion Africa Partners’ managing director George McPherson says Fund I has ‘underperformed’ so far and presented the firm with several learning outcomes that will be put into practice in Fund II.
Investors are leading the way in eliminating deforestation from their supply chains.
Interest from around 2,200 separate parties into the six lots on offer shows that the market for sandalwood grown in Australia is maturing, agent David Smith said.
With UK timber prices up 30% and forest land values rising, the manager will continue investing in Britain and plans to expand in Ireland in 2019.
The ambitious project by the Dutch development bank will operate in West Africa and South East Asia.
FPInnovations and Resolute Forest Products are launching a $17m venture that will produce bio-chemicals derived from wood, as part of an effort to renew the forest products industry.
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