NEW YORK, 3 April 2023 – The BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group (TIG) has won four Agri Investor Awards for 2022, including Fund Manager of the Year. TIG also won awards for the Timberland Fund Manager of the Year, Fund Manager of the Year for the Americas (for the second year in a row), and Deal of the Year for Americas for Caddo Sustainable Timberlands.
Gerrity Lansing, head of TIG, said: “This is a wonderful recognition of our amazing team at TIG, as well as our investors, and the many partners working with us to scale up investments that significantly enhance the climate, environmental and community benefits of working forests in both the US and Latin America, while seeking to provide financial returns.”
Together, the awards acknowledged a number of achievements during the reporting period, during which time TIG grew its business to 3 million acres under management with $5.6 billion AUM [as of Q3 2022].
In the U.S., TIG – together with BCI – led the creation of Caddo Sustainable Timberlands, LP (CST), a platform company focused on building exposure to southeastern US timberlands. CST’s assets are comprised of 889,000 acres across East Texas and West Louisiana. TIG’s ownership of CST is part of its collaboration with The Nature Conservancy, which is advising on how to maximize the climate and biodiversity benefits of the company.
In Latin America, a consortium led by TIG launched Vista Hermosa Inversiones Forestales, a new company focused on sustainable management of timberland assets in Chile, comprising approximately 80,500 hectares of total area in the central and southern regions of Chile.
TIG also made two high-profile recruitments to support its impact initiatives, bringing Charlotte Kaiser, former head of NatureVest, and Caitlin Clarke, former Senior Fellow at The Nature Conservancy, on board as Head of Impact Finance and Director of Policy and External Affairs, respectively.
Finally, as part of a broader mission to help investors better understand new impact opportunities, and to advance the role of the forest sector in addressing the twin biodiversity and climate crises, the TIG team actively engaged in multiple events, initiatives and thought leadership related to the role that sustainable forestry can play as a natural climate solution and as contributor to a nature-positive future.
Awards may not be representative of any one client’s experience and are not indicative of the future performance of the BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group, LLC or BTG Pactual.