bioenergy magazineUPM and United Bankers' forest funds have signed a contract on forest estate transaction and long-term partnership

UPM and United Bankers have today signed a contract on forest estate transaction and long-term partnership. UPM sells over 21,000 hectares of land, located mainly in Kainuu region, to United Bankers forest funds UB Timberland and UB Nordic Forest Fund III. In the long-term partnership UPM commits to manage United Bankers forest property and United Bankers commits to sell a significant amount of wood to UPM annually.


Target of the partnership is to increase the area and yield of forests owned by United Bankers subsidiary UB Fund Management Company Ltd's forest funds. A long-term wood trade agreement will enhance predictability in the future.


"United Bankers is the fastest growing player in the forest estate market and our target is to grow also in the future. Deepening cooperation with UPM brings synergy to our forest management. As a responsible and competitive actor, UPM is a natural partner for us and the contract is thus also to the benefit of our fund owners," states United Bankers' CEO Patrick Anderson.

UPM offers high quality forestry and wood trade services to its customers.

"A high proportion of forests owned by United Bankers' forest funds is managed by UPM based on the long-term partnership. Target is to increase the value of forests by sustainable operations," states UPM's Forest Director Sauli Brander. "This contract also strengthens our wood sourcing in Finland," Brander continues.

UPM is one of the biggest forest owners in Finland. The group owns 514,000 hectares of forest land in Finland, 75,000 in the US and 225,000 hectares of plantations in Uruguay.

For further information:
Sauli Brander, SVP, UPM Wood Sourcing and Forestry, tel. +358 40 567 4155
Patrick Anderson, CEO, United Bankers Plc, tel. +358 400 244 544

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finlandia: upm venderá más de 21,000 hectáreas al fondo de los fondos forestales de banqueros unidos: la compañía de la industria forestal finlandesa upm y el grupo finlandés de servicios de inversión banqueros unidos firmaron un contrato sobre la transacción de propiedades forestales y la asociación a largo plazo en Finlandia. upm vende más de 21,000 hectáreas de tierra, ubicadas principalmente en la región de kainuu, a fondos forestales de banqueros unidos ub timberland y ub nordic forest fund iii. bajo la asociación a largo plazo, upm se compromete a administrar las propiedades forestales de los banqueros unidos y los banqueros unidos se comprometen a vender una cantidad significativa de madera a upm anualmente. El objetivo de la asociación es aumentar el área y el rendimiento de los bosques que son propiedad de los fondos forestales de la subsidiaria de bankers unidos, ub fund management company. Un acuerdo de comercio de madera a largo plazo mejorará la previsibilidad en el futuro.

UPM - FINLANDIA - 20 diciembre 2018