Home Timberland

timberland

GEF spin-out hits $80m first close on Africa timber fund

Criterion Africa Partners, a Maryland headquartered firm comprised of the team formerly behind Global Environmental Fund’s Africa Sustainable Forestry program, is targeting $150m for the team’s second vehicle.

Running for cover

Sustainable forestry models have great environmental benefits. Do they also make commercial sense?

WATCH: Why LPs sell fund stakes

Committing to a closed-end fund takes effort and time. So why would LPs ever want to exit a vehicle before the end of its term? We ask Stephen Addicott, a timberland partner at Stafford Capital Partners.

Exclusive: SLM in final stretch of €60m debut Irish timber fundraising

The firm is one or two LPs away from being able to close the vehicle, investment director Darius Sarshar tells Agri Investor. We zoom in on the fund’s investor base, strategy and expected returns.

Chattanooga picks finalists in timber, ag searches

Dahab Associates CIO Steven Roth tells Agri Investor which managers did not make the cut in the $225m pension's search.

Ag and water concerns contributed to Harvard overseer’s departure

Following her resignation last week, Kat Taylor tells Agri Investor that even as a member of the university’s second-highest governing body, she was unable to get a definitive picture of the $37bn endowment’s agriculture investments.

Molpus names new timberland VP

Ashley Harris is joining the US timber manager as it raises its fifth fund with a target of $500m.

What’s a ‘TIMO-light’?

Investors’ appetite for commingled timber funds is ebbing, reckons Robert Hagler of ForestEdge. His company wants to enable smaller institutions to invest directly. We explore how the model works.

Blue Wolf sells two US Southeast sawmills for $200m

Canadian lumbering companies have been encouraged to look south by a pest infestation and recurring trade tensions with the US.

Exclusive: Lyme nears second close on Fund V

The TIMO is targeting around $250m for the vehicle which will invest in conservation easements as well as traditional timber production.

Copyright PEI Media

Not for publication, email or dissemination