31 Inverness Center Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35242
Phone: (800) 995-9516
Fax: (205) 991-2807
Since 1985, RMS has performed detailed due diligence and valuation on over $25 billion of timberland acquisitions, successfully closing $5.6 billion in transactions.
From large, complicated timberland auctions to limited offerings and negotiated sales, our reputation as a well-capitalized, capable purchaser provides access to the full suite of transaction opportunities. We have never failed to close a transaction we have committed to. Essential to our success in acquisitions is the rigorous underwriting process we have developed, tested and refined over the years. This provides the framework for a disciplined, replicable and objective analysis of proposed timberland transactions. Our process involves a multi-disciplinary team of operational, technical and financial professionals who are responsible for executing the acquisition proforma and are intimately involved in its development.
Our negotiating and closing team features experienced internal personnel and key legal, tax, financing and accounting partners we’re familiar with from past deals. The best example of this team is our leadership in developing the consortium that successfully purchased over $5 billion in timberland from International Paper in November 2006. The sheer size of this transaction was further complicated by long-term fiber supply agreements to multiple mills and by a tax-preferred sales structure required by the seller. We understand the risks inherent to timberland purchases and design and implement appropriate mitigation strategies.