THE ROHATYN GROUP COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF GMO RENEWABLE RESOURCES
New York, NY, December 19, 2017 – The Rohatyn Group (“TRG”), a specialized asset management firm focused on emerging markets, today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of the GMO Renewable Resources, LLC (“GMORR”) business from Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC (“GMO”) and the GMORR principals. GMO Renewable Resources will operate under the name The Rohatyn Group.
The addition of GMORR further enhances TRG’s full range of investment capabilities and product offerings with its sustainable investments in hardwood and softwood forests of various species, as well as direct investments in rural land, crop, and livestock assets that produce food, fiber, and energy. TRG now has a global footprint of 18 offices worldwide, including new offices in Boston and New Zealand.
TRG CEO Nick Rohatyn said, “We are pleased to complete this transaction and to welcome such a talented team. Their pioneering approach to new species, new markets and optimal land use across timber and agriculture is well aligned with TRG’s focus on investment strategies which seek to take advantage of structural inefficiency and special opportunity. Additionally, this acquisition presented a compelling opportunity to pursue the promising synergies between emerging markets and global forestry and agriculture, and we are excited that it enables us to enhance our capabilities, grow our client relationships, and expand our global footprint.”
Eva Greger, Founder of GMORR, said, “We are thrilled to join the TRG team and are confident that the firm is the right partner to lead us into the next phase of growth. We look forward to leveraging TRG’s local knowledge and expertise as we seek to maximize value on our current investments and explore new investment opportunities in the years to come.”