Proterra Investment Partners is an alternative investment manager focused on private equity investments in the natural resource sectors of agriculture, food, and metals and mining. Proterra has offices in Minneapolis, London, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Shanghai, and Sydney.

Proterra launched as a standalone investment advisor and private equity fund manager for the Black River Asset Management private equity funds (the “Funds”) on January 1, 2016. The Funds spun out from Black River Asset Management, a wholly-owned, independently managed subsidiary of Cargill, Inc. Proterra’s investment strategies are influenced by the senior leadership team’s longstanding tenure with Cargill – a global leader in providing food, agriculture, financial, and industrial products and services.



At Proterra Investment Partners, our commitment to ethical conduct inspires our culture, our partnerships with investors and portfolio companies, and our dedication to building enduring and thriving businesses.


Our senior leadership team has worked together for nearly a decade, combining investment skills and experience across asset classes.


We believe Proterra’s global presence and emphasis on local partnerships are a competitive advantage. Because of their in-country presence, our regional investment teams are able to provide insight into emerging economies, allowing us to rapidly identify new opportunities and trends.


We are committed to providing the information that institutional investors require for managing their portfolios. This commitment is supported by an experienced team of professionals providing risk management, law, compliance, finance, and investor relations.


We view our relationships with limited partners, portfolio companies, staff, and stakeholders as collaborative partnerships. We strive to achieve mutual growth and success through a strong focus on alignment of interests.