Passion for Food & Agriculture

We are committed to playing a positive role in changing food production for the better. We draw on our deep agricultural and investing knowledge to partner with leading companies and families, and help them reach their goals through our differentiated approach to real-asset investing.

A Farmer First Approach

We believe that excellent performance is not always achieved in a linear way in agriculture and that by investing in producers to make them stronger and more sustainable, we can help make them better able to endure market cycles and adapt to economic conditions.

Emphasis on Sustainability & Responsible Investing

Our culture, behaviors and ESG-centric ethos are built from the ground up, in the same way many farmers, entrepreneurs, and companies build their businesses.

Solum Partners invests in real assets within the agriculture and food production industry. The firm utilizes its hands-on approach and industry knowledge to enhance the value of its investments and deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns for investors. The firm’s strategy is driven by a focus on strong partnerships, operational excellence, and continuous improvement, and is underpinned by a comprehensive approach to ESG.

ESG and Sustainability

Solum Partners believes incorporating robust ESG and Sustainability policies and procedures into our investment management enables us to maximize the value of our portfolio investments. We aim to be responsible environmental stewards and great partners in the communities in which we operate.

Environmental Sustainability

Responsible stewardship of the environment is crucial for the long-term performance of agriculture investments

Social Responsibility

We aim to implement socially responsible business practices and to foster business cultures that help our employees and their communities to flourish

Good Governance

Good governance and leadership are essential to systematically promoting environmental and social sustainability in our businesses and industry
Unlocking Value by Investing Sustainably & Responsibly
Driven By Thematic Focus

Focus on major environmental, social, and governance challenges

Clearly Measured

Defined auditing process based on proprietary scoring methodology

With Rigorous Tracking

Monitor ESG conditions with rigorous tracking process and management integration

Ethos of Constant Improvement

Introduce strong organizational support to drive improvement within our projects

Click here for our ESG and Sustainability Policy

Our Team

The Solum team is comprised of 25+ individuals from around the globe with deep agricultural, investing, and operational knowledge and diverse, complementary experiences across assets, geographies and specializations. Our ability to differentiate starts with our team and the culture we have fostered together. Collectively, our experiences and skill sets enable us to drive and implement operational excellence in production agricultural activities.  

Senior Leadership

Colin Butterfield
Managing Partner
CEO

Flavio Collis
Managing Director
Portfolio Management
Gavin Koo
Managing Director
Strategy

Senior Leadership

Daniel Sachs
Managing Director
Origination
Pam Egleston
General Counsel
Chief Compliance Officer
Rory Vandamme
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer

Our Core Values

No Surprises

Straight-forward and transparent

Believe in accountability, good listening, and treating everyone with respect

Boots Dirty

Owner-operators, hands-on and passionate

Nothing more satisfying to us than seeing and touching our work

Sweep the Shed

No job too small or unimportant, no individual bigger than the team

Our goal is to make things better than we found them

Never lose our humility

Relentless Drive

Hungry for excellence, constantly looking for improvement

Grit is in our organizational DNA

True Partners

Grow together and believe success requires collaboration and shared responsibility

No shortcuts for developing trust and great relationships

5

Countries

170K

Planted Acres

$1.5B

Assets Under Management

Our Current Assets

Apple Platform

Apple Platform

Top 15 US Apple Grower

Olive Oil Platform

Olive Oil Platform

One of the Largest Olive Oil Producers in US

Row Crop Platform

Row Crop Platform

One of the Largest Soybean Producers in Piaui, Brazil

Avocado Platform

Avocado Platform

Top 5 Global Avocado Grower

Avocado Distribution Platform

Avocado Distribution Platform

#1 Global Avocado Distributor

Blueberry Platform

Blueberry Platform

Production JV with Strong US Blueberry Distributor in Peru

Specialty Coffee Platform

Specialty Coffee Platform

JV with Top Coffee Operator to Grow Award-Winning Farm in Brazil