Investments in Indian Sandalwood in Australia
Under the central theme of “Nature in the portfolio” we structure and manage natural investment assets which, apart from offering attractive returns, are focused on security, sustainability and social responsibility.
Our core activity is centred around the comprehensive investment management surrounding a unique and valuable asset:
Indian sandalwood is one of the most valuable tropical woods in the world. Its heartwood contains an ethereal oil which traditionally has been and continues to be highly sought after because of its healing properties.In its natural habitat in India, Indian sandalwood is threatened by extinction.
In 2010 we were the first international plantation investor of TFS. Today, our plantation neighbours are some of the most reputable institutional investors worldwide. However, we are the only investment firm which offers co-investors the opportunity to invest in Indian sandalwood.
We develop customised investment products for investors looking to invest in Indian sandalwood plantations.
The plantations are being managed by market leader TFS, which also markets the harvested end-products.
We will keep you up-to-date regarding the Indian sandalwood asset and will share with you current articles relating to our investments and our asset partner TFS.
The following video provides a good overview of Indian sandalwood, how it is used and of our asset partner TFS. You can find further videos in the on the “News” page under “Gallery & Videos”.
01.10.2016 | 15:40
The top management of our asset partner TFS is visiting us in Germany from 10th - 14th October.
During the course of our event "From tree to treatment: How a tropical wood beguiles the investing elites" interested visitors in Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Munich interested will have the opportunity to personally meet the world’s leading sandalwood producer from Australia and learn more about the natural value of Indian sandalwood first hand.
Read more … October 2016: JC Roadshow with TFS top management
05.09.2016 | 15:37
Under a new five-year contract, TFS will supply Young Living with Indian sandalwood oil for US$ 4’500 per kilogram (plus 2.5% annual CPI increase). The agreement is worth approximately US$ 50 million in total and the first shipment of Indian sandalwood under this agreement is scheduled for October 2016.
Read more … TFS: New US$ 50 million sandalwood oil agreement
01.09.2016 | 15:37
After two and a half months of work, the third annual harvest is now complete.
Around 32,000 sandalwood (Santalum album) trees were harvested and are on track to produce around 300 tonnes of heartwood – the valuable oil-bearing portion of the tree.
To achieve the 10-fold increase in this year’s harvest volumes, specialised equipment and technology was introduced at the Primary Processing Centre (PPC), resulting in more efficient operations and higher quality products.
To learn more about the harvests view the TFS image gallery or read the earlier TFS harvest update.
Read more … New video: harvest 2016
Indian sandalwood is one of the world’s most valuable tropical woods with an ancient tradition spanning back for millennia.
Owing to illegal and excessive overexploitation as well as growing demand, its natural supply today has diminished to an extent, where the tree is now almost completely extinct. As a consequence of this, the tree is now a protected species.
For years now, the demand for the tree’s wood and essential oil has increased steadily.
Our asset partner TFS owns the only commercially viable and sustainably grown Indian sandalwood plantations in the world.
The financial performance of our previous investment offerings has been impressive. We have no reason, therefore, to doubt that our current offerings for professional and private investors will be equally successful.
Depending on the envisaged investment volume, our investors can currently choose between an investment starting from € 10,000 (JC Indian sandalwood 5) or a special AIF with a minimum investment sum of € 200,000 (JC Eagle Park 4).
For customers with more specific requirement, we also structure individually customised investment solutions around this natural asset.
In 2010, Jäderberg & Cie. was the first international investor in TFS plantations. Since then, only a handful of very selected and large institutional investors has followed suit.
However, outside of Australia, we remain the only investor who offers investment products and solutions around this exclusive asset.
All our Indian sandalwood plantations in Australia are being managed and marketed by TFS, the world’s leading Indian sandalwood company. TFS is the only supplier worldwide able to sustainably produce Indian sandalwood in commercially relevant quantities.
Moreover, TFS is the only supplier worldwide able to produce pharmaceutical grade Indian sandalwood oil, which opens completely new growth prospects in the emerging pharmaceutical industry.
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