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, raised first pool of capital in 1985
  • A part of UBS from 1995 to 2003
  • Employee owned following MBO in 2003
  • GFP has been an SEC-registered investment adviser since inception*

Today, the firm is comprised of twenty-eight professionals organized into inter-disciplinary investment teams. Since 1995, this team has:

  • Conducted over $4 billion of forestry purchases and sales
  • Raised over $3.5 billion for strategies focused on sustainable plantation forestry

GFP currently manages approximately $2.7 billion in forestry assets on behalf of 100 qualified investors

  • Eleven closed-end funds and one separate account

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 $474 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. The Global Forest Partners LP disclosure documents are available at or by clicking the links below:
  - Firm Brochure
  - Client Relationship Summary