Forestry Investment

Veon provides forest portfolio profiling and management services to farmers, land owners, high-net-worth investors, pension funds, institutional investors and family wealth offices. Veon has generated more foreign direct investment into Irish forestry than any other Irish forest management company. Veon Ltd is the only full-service private Irish forestry company to be registered with the Central Bank as an Alternative Investment Fund Manager

Forestry Investment

Commercial forestry is a shrewd investment of your land, providing stable tax efficient income with a market for the timber. Forestry is a growth industry in Ireland, contributing €2.3bn to GDP annually. In 2015, exports of forest products from Ireland were valued at €355 million.  Demand for timber is high and this is expected to continue meaning timber prices will remain high for years to come.

Planting is 100% grant aided by the Forest Service, providing income for up to 15 years from forest premiums. Trees grow every year regardless of economic volatility, ideal for portfolio diversification and risk-averse investors.

Why invest in Forestry?

  • Generous grants and premiums
  • Vibrant market and favourable tax basis
  • Green investment – future potential in new markets such as bio-energy
  • Low entry and exit costs
  • Low risk and safe investment if managed professionally
  • Liquid plantation market allowing investors to sell on more easily
  • Land based investment
  • Cheaper management than stock market investment
  • Possibility of other site development like wind farming enhancing returns
  • Trees are a biological growth product which adds value by increasing in volume each year.

Veon (Scotland) Ltd

Veon assess, acquires and manages forest portfolios in Scotland on behalf of our clients capitalising on our experience over the past decade with Scottish forestry assets. Scotland is an ideal forestry investment destination with relatively similar growing conditions to Ireland and a vibrant forestry culture which is supported by the Scottish Executive with proactive policies encouraging new commercial planting programmes. Holding forestry assets in dual jurisdictions is also a prudent approach to diversification and risk mitigation and Scotland also provides opportunities to acquire significantly larger mid-rotation portfolios than are available in Ireland.

For more information of forestry investment, call our office today on 1800 719 399 or email [email protected] to arrange a meeting.