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FAO expert Adrian Whiteman talks about the key challenges for investors at Timber Invest Europe
The Atlanta based timber investment firm has acquired a total of 2,550 acres of pine assets in the US states of Georgia, Tennessee and Vermont, for its Timbervest Partners III fund.
European Investment Bank and Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, committed to Dasos Timberland Fund II ahead of its final close.
The UK timberland fund manager will target institutional investors for the first time in the hope of raising between £200m and £300m overall.
Wisconsin forest
The timber multi-management firm's fund recently made a secondary co-investment.
Rufo Quintavalle, a private investor and principal at a multi-family office, describes the importance of sustainability in the portfolio.
Global Environment Fund is approaching investors ahead of launching GEF African Sustainable Forestry Fund II.
Investing alongside two co-investors, the Australia and New Zealand forestry investment manager has created a new business called Forico to manage the 175,000 hectares of forestry plantations.
The Swedish pension fund is pursuing a more direct co-investment route for its timber exposure, having spent the past 10 years investing predominantly via third-party funds.
The Swedish pension provider wants to increase its allocation to non-listed real estate, of which agri and timber are a part, to 15% over the long term.

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