Environmental Technologies Fund 2
Last updated 11 May 2020, by Impactyield.
ETF Partners supports talented entrepreneurs and management teams with investment capital and experience. Our funds come from institutional investors, global corporations and family offices. We create value by investing in technology companies that make a difference. We call it ‘sustainability through Innovation’.
Fund 2 is performing well and within our expectations. Companies are growing nicely.
Expand and upgrade energy services for developing countries
Key performance indicators
Asset manager: ETF Manager
Product track record: Fund has 10 years of track record
Target IRR: n.a.
Committed Capital: n.a.
Target return category: Risk-adjusted market-rate of return
Fund domicile: United Kingdom
Product status: Closed - still investing
Inception year: 2012
Vintage year: 2013
Target close date: n.a.
Product term: 10 years
Assets under management: 110,000,000 GBP (Pound Sterling)
Investment size: Min: 200,000,000; Max: 150,000,000; Avg: 5,000,000
Currency of investments: GBP (Pound Sterling)
Currency for fund / product figures: GBP (Pound Sterling)
Fund investments to date: 11
Fund investments to date exited or repaid: 0
Management fee: n.a.
Carried interest: n.a.
Hurdle rate: n.a.
GIIN Investors' Council Investment: No
Limited Partners / Investors: n/a
Limited Partner / Investor Type: Family Office, Pension Funds, Other Institutional Investors
The metrics that investors typically use to evaluate (and help improve) environmental impact often don’t make much sense to us. It is not that they are wrong. It is that they are relevant for established large companies, trying to reduce their existing environmental footprints. We invest in exciting young growth companies whose products are services that have the potential to make a huge difference. We evaluate potential, and then help make it happen.
So, our methodology is to evaluate potential. Actually, it’s our close connection to sustainability that both sets us apart and drives financial returns – because we can see opportunities that others may miss or just undervalue. The sheer scale of potential for sustainability through innovation is in fact huge. There is no compromising of financial returns, this is about commercial opportunity to deliver what is needed. We have supported companies converting softwood to hardwood, making metal in a revolutionary low-energy manner, providing cyber-security to enable smart grids, and many others. It is not exactly what you would call ‘clean-tech’’ or ‘renewables’ – it is what we call ‘sustainability through innovation’.
e are extremely excited about the prospects of our companies. Of course no methodology is perfect, and we are always seeking to refine and improve it. If you wish to learn more, please get in touch.