Thursday, August 23, 2012
Top 12 Green Private Equity Firms
The majority of private equity consists of institutional investors and accredited investors who can commit large sums of money for long periods of time. Private equity investments often demand long holding periods to allow for a turnaround of a distressed company or a liquidity event such as an IPO or sale to a public
Here are 12 leading green private equity firms (in alphabetical order):
Climate Change Capital
A leading investment banking group specialising in the commercial opportunities created by the low carbon economy. It advises and invests in companies who recognise that combating global warming is both a necessity and an economic imperative.
Environmental Capital Partners
A private equity firm which, through its relationship with New York Private Bank & Trust, provides long-term capital and management support to leading middle-market companies in the environmental industry.
Generation Investment Management
Generation Investment Management LLP is dedicated to long-term investing, integrated sustainability
Global Environment Fund
Their mission is to be the premier global private equity firm dedicated to making profitable investments that significantly improve the environment and the quality of life. In multiple markets and under varying market conditions.
Green Property Funds
GPF offers innovative real estate investment and consulting products designed to deliver superior financial and environmental returns.
Illuminated Funds Group
A family of sustainable venture capital-type funds. The funds were conceived in response to the expanding acceptance to investing with a triple-bottom line approach: The creation of positive financial, social, and environmental value.
Kranenburg Capital Management
Investing in small-cap growth companies both private and public that are innovators in clean technology. The goals are strong financial returns, preservation of capital, and making a difference by growing clean companies.
Light Green Advisors
Light Green Advisors (LGA) is a Seattle-based asset management firm that specializes in environmental sustainability investing.
The Trust Company
Engages in socially responsible investing as part of a comprehensive investment strategy. They are responsible for the creation of one of the first socially responsible Common Trust Funds in the country.
Designs and manages customized social venture funds investing in companies with strong environmental, community, and workplace practices. Each Fund also has a community investment or philanthropic component.
CMGI's affiliated venture capital group, provides venture capital to early stage cleantech companies. It also supports mid-stage technology companies. Formed in 1995, @Ventures has funded more than 75 software, Internet, and energy technology companies.
Virgin Green Fund
Established to invest in companies in the renewable energy and resource efficiency sectors in the US and Europe.
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