a forestry landscape for investments
Forestry
Active management for sustainable certified investments
Johannes Baare
Head Investment Management Agriculture & Timber
Aquila Capital Hamburg
Forest investments combine economy and ecology in the context of sustainability.
86m EUR
transaction volume
9,976 ha
total area
as at: 31.03.2020

Investments

Timber
12.01.2016

Aquila Capital makes first investment in Scottish timberland

12/01/2016 - In three locations 3,100 hectres of forest were acquired for institutional investors.

Timber
15.10.2014

Aquila Capital acquires 3,000 hectare forest in Finland for its global timber fund

15/10/2014 - A forest mix of 70% pine and 30% spruce.

Investing in a better Carbon balance

Forest area is declining worldwide. The reasons are, among other things , the rapidly growing world population and the increasing consumption of wood per capita. However, facing climate change, the vital protective functions of forests are becoming increasingly important. Our forest investments therefore combine economy and ecology whilst also fulfilling ethical and sustainable standards.

We offer institutional investors direct access to professionally managed forest areas: with established timber production and continuous cash flow. Due to their nature, forest investments offer stable, risk-adjusted long-term returns. In addition, they show a low correlation to other asset classes and are protected from inflation through the acquisition of property. In addition, forest investments ensure diversification and reduce risk for institutional investors at the portfolio level.

Forests have a superior carbon balance. Not only store trees greenhouse gases but also produce biomass and oxygen from water, CO2 and sunlight. The sustainability value of our forests is certified by independent organisations (e.g. FSC, PEFC). Thus, we offer investors direct access to certified, sustainable investments with a positive impact.

Team

We have been investing in forestry projects primarily in Europe, Oceania and South America since 2007. Our team has more than 20 years of forest investment experience in over 20 countries on five continents. As a result, our experts have established access to investment opportunities and market information as well as to renowned managers in the sector.

Investment Opportunities

We offer investors access to a balanced and diversified portfolio in sustainable international forestry through the Aquila Capital Timber Investment Fund S.A., SICAV-SIF

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