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Arbaro Fund SCSp

Region and countries in which the fund invests: International
Jurisdiction of registration: Luxembourg
Business sector: Forestry fund
Date of agreement (month/year):  7/2018
Size and share of Finnfund’s financing (commitment): USD 10,000,000, 16.61%

Brief description

Arbaro Fund is a private equity fund focusing on investing in sustainable forestry in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.

The fund is managed by Arbaro Advisors GmbH, which employs the management team of the fund. The Arbaro Advisors GmbH is owned by forest consulting and management company Unique and asset advisory company Finance in motion.

Main development impact

The investment is foreseen to have multiple significant development effects. These include e.g. over 5,000 created and sustained direct jobs at plantations, added value to the forest product value chain with increased supply of certified timber and local purchases, improved infrastructure, community development projects that will enhance economic activity and reduce poverty in remote rural areas. The invested plantations will serve as important carbon sinks with estimated over 20 million tons CO2 sequestered over the 15 years lifespan of the fund.

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