Bonterra Partners acts as your extended investment arm specializing in investments that create long-term financial and ecological benefits.


We provide investment strategy and analysis of natural capital opportunities in farmland, soil, fishery, food production, forestry, water and biodiversity. Long-term (10+ years) investments in sustainable agriculture and regenerative businesses are our core focus.  Our work spans multiple continents, with South America as a key region of activity.  We are based in San Francisco and work globally.

Bonterra Partners benefits from being a small, flexible company that moves quickly.  Our consulting services support every stage of the investment process, from portfolio allocation, idea generation, investment research to shareholder recommendation crafting and investment monitoring.  Our private equity experience across multiple sectors brings expertise in investment strategy, financial analysis, due diligence, and transaction negotiation.

Managing Partner & Founder

Bonterra Partners LLC Managing Partner, Renee Cheung

Bonterra Partners LLC Managing Partner, Renee Cheung

Renee Cheung milking cows in Sweden, 2013

Bonterra Partners is shepherded by Renee Cheung.  Renee began her consultancy in 2010 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  She has worked and traveled extensively in South America, making South America the primary focus of Bonterra's work.

Prior to founding Bonterra, Renee served as Private Equity Executive at RIT Capital Partners plc in London, a £3 billion publicly-listed investment trust in the United Kingdom chaired by Lord (Jacob) Rothschild.  During her tenure at RIT, she invested in early and growth-stage companies in multiple sectors and held board seats.  Previously, she worked at Pantheon Ventures in London and San Francisco, helping complete one of the firm's largest secondaries transactions at that time.

Her passion for sustainable agriculture has extended to hands-on farm work in Sweden, and she is not-so-secretly hoping for further opportunities to practice farming in the future.

Renee has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Master of Science in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University.  She is fluent in Chinese, highly proficient in Spanish and speaks basic Japanese.

Read about her Swedish farming experience in her blog, Dancing with the Moo.