Stafford Capital Partners (“Stafford”), a leading private markets investment group with a global presence and USD 4.9 billion under management and advice, today announces news from across its real assets business.
Stafford International Timberland VII has completed its portfolio with a USD 15m secondary investment in a diversified timber portfolio in the US South. The USD 484m fund has been largely invested through secondary investments into a diverse set of assets across geographies and managers. The investment period was completed within three years.
Stafford International Timberland VIII completed a third close in August with further commitments of USD 67m, bringing total commitments to USD 329m against a target of USD 500m. The fund has invested USD 64m across 6 funds to date.
Stafford Infrastructure Secondary Fund II announces the European Investment Fund as a new investor. Their investment brings total commitments to EUR 200m of which EUR 171m has been accepted.
Stafford Agriculture has made its first dedicated agriculture investment – a commitment to a permanent crops fund, managed by a specialist farmland manager based in the US.
Angus Whiteley, Stafford’s Group CEO, commented: “We continue to be very active in the infrastructure, timberland and agriculture markets, raising new capital, and deploying it effectively into the best opportunities. Our focus on secondary transactions is a consistent theme across the real assets, and is an important driver of our returns for investors. While we have sector specialists, our team is working very closely together and offers a coherent real assets strategy to clients who have interest across the sectors.”