Solum Partners racks up $850m for sophomore food and agriculture-focused fund

Solum spun out from Harvard Management Company in October 2020.

  • Solum Partners Fund II invests in production assets globally across a variety of crop-types, including coffee, almonds, apples and berries
  • Eaton Partners acted as placement agent for Fund II while Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as counsel for Solum
  • Solum Partners manages approximately $1.9 billion in assets as of March 31, 2023

Boston-based Solum Partners, a food and agriculture-focused investment firm, has closed its second fund at $850 million.

Solum spun out from Harvard Management Company in October 2020.

Solum Partners Fund II invests in production assets globally across a variety of crop-types, including coffee, almonds, apples and berries.

On the fundraising, Colin Butterfield, CEO of Solum Partners said in a statement, “We appreciate and are encouraged by the strong demand and enthusiasm shown by our investors for Fund II, especially when considering the current geopolitical and macroeconomic landscape. It is a privilege to be entrusted with this capital and we look forward to continuing to identify and manage sustainable food and agriculture assets in the pursuit of attractive risk adjusted returns.”

Eaton Partners acted as placement agent for Fund II while Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as counsel for Solum.

Solum Partners manages approximately $1.9 billion in assets, as of March 31, 2023.