China Energy Efficiency Partners


Last updated 13 May 2020, by Impactyield.

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The China Energy Efficiency Partners fund will invest in energy efficiency projects in the commercial and industrial sectors of China. The Fund seeks to generate relatively high, predictable levels of income by developing and financing projects at industrial sites (for example, power, cement and steel plants) and in commercial and public buildings and facilities. The projects involve the installation, operation and maintenance of energy-saving solutions and equipment. The Fund will seek to earn its investment return by sharing in the consequent energy cost savings achieved by the site, building or facility owners.

Fund style

Financial description

The Fund will be the first major institutional investment vehicle of its kind to combine commercially-proven energy efficiency interventions (both solutions and equipment) with the appropriate structured finance needed to invest directly into energy efficiency projects. The Fund is targeting a gross IRR of greater than 20% and a cash-on-cash multiple of between 1.5 and 2.0 times.

13 years

of track record


the year funded

150,000,000 USD


Asset manager

SDG goals

SDG targets

Double the improvement in energy efficiency

Expand and upgrade energy services for developing countries

Key performance indicators

Fund overview

Asset manager: Sustainable Development Capital

Product track record: Fund has 13 years of track record

Target IRR: 20%

Committed Capital: 0 USD (US Dollar)

Target return category: Risk-adjusted market-rate of return

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Inception year: 2010

Vintage year: n.a.

Target region: , , ,

Target close date: n.a.

Product term: 10 year term

Assets under management: 150,000,000 USD (US Dollar)

Investment size: Min: 4,000,000; Max: 40,000,000; Avg: 0

Co-investment policy: ,

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Fund investments to date: 0

Fund investments to date exited or repaid: 0

Management fee: 2%

Carried interest: 20%

Hurdle rate: 8%%

GIIN Investors' Council Investment: No

Limited Partners / Investors: n.a.

Limited Partner / Investor Type: n.a.


E-mail: n.a.


Phone number: +1 917 254 4320

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Jason Segal

Managing Director, SDCL

Impact Performance


Impact thesis

The projects, which involve implementation of energy-saving equipment, will permanently reduce the Host facilities' energy usage, thereby lowering their carbon emissions and their carbon footprint.

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