Breadth and Depth of Experience

GFP is one of the oldest and largest forestry investment advisors

GFP has managed timberland investments for institutional investors for over 30 years

  • Founded in 1982 as Resource Investments, Inc., raised first pool of capital in 1985
  • Acquired by UBS in 1995 and operated as UBS Timber investors
  • Management buyout from UBS in 2003, renamed Global Forest Partners LP
  • Successfully completed succession transaction in 2019
  • GFP has been a registered investment adviser since July 8, 2003*

Today, the firm is comprised of twenty-eight professionals organized into inter-disciplinary investment teams 

GFP currently manages approximately $3.0 billion in forestry assets worldwide through nine closed-end funds

To date we have managed eleven funds through the complete investment cycle, from acquisition through divestiture

 

Extensive Transaction and Structuring Expertise

GFP believes its transaction and structuring expertise are competitive advantages relative to other timberland managers

  • Sourcing, negotiating and executing transactions are some of GFP's core competencies
  • Successful international timberland investing is significantly more complex than U.S. timberland investing

The GFP team has completed over $4.0 billion in forestry purchases and sales across hundreds of different transactions

  • Transactions have ranged from under $1 million to $815 million in size
  • More than 40 major international transactions over the last 20 years

Transactions are structured to maximize investor returns and mitigate risk

  • Exclusive negotiations with potential sellers
  • Purchases from forest products companies may include wood supply agreements
  • GFP’s expertise includes capitalizing on distressed opportunities

*SEC Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training.