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The British fund manager anticipates strong interest in the vehicle, which will combine returns from commercial forestry, carbon credits and asset appreciation.
Timber, forest, harvest, truck
The imbalance between supply and demand that is partly a hangover from the global financial crisis is expected to narrow over the next decade and timber prices should benefit, says Domain Timber Advisors’ Jack Izard.
Logs in a sawmill yard - Amazon, Brazil
The Dutch development bank was entrusted with the capital by the UK government and will be allocated across three to five funds operating in tropical forest regions.
The sub-Saharan forestry investor has been steadily divesting its 2010 vehicle and has raised $115m for a successor fund, which reached its final close in April 2020.
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.
Eucaliptus trees, forestry, timberland
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.
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