NewWorld Environmental Opportunities, L.P.

United States of America

Last updated 12 May 2020, by Impactyield.

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NewWorld Environmental Opportunities, L.P. is being formed to make growth capital and control investments in mid-sized and smaller companies in the environmental opportunities sector, principally in the United States and Canada and, selectively, in Europe. The Fund will seek to maximize economic returns to investors (with a “single bottom line” focus) while concurrently creating collateral benefits to the economy in the form of reduced resource use and cleaner, more sustainable operations.

The environmental opportunities sector benefits from (i) strong underlying market growth, (ii) high rates of business and technology innovation, (iii) increasing resource scarcity and commodity price inflation, (iv) tightening environmental regulations and stronger economic incentives at all government levels, as well as initiatives to (v) promote more efficient resource use, (vi) create a cleaner, less-polluted economy, (vii) improve national energy security, and (viii) reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

NewWorld follows a distinctive investment strategy based on specialized industry knowledge and experience, proprietary opportunity sourcing, an ability to help its portfolio companies succeed in their markets, and explicit risk mitigation. NewWorld will apply its expertise to help companies realize market potential, build strategic relationships to foster growth, and strengthen company management.

Financial description

NewWorld is focused on maximizing returns as a single bottom-line investor. The Firm brings an experience-based high-value, risk-mitigated strategy for investing growth capital in growing companies in growing markets and helping them traverse the “commercialization gap” from smaller proven customer adoption to reach full commercial scale, which is a major value creation event.
NewWorld will follow roughly a “60/25/15” approach in building its Fund’s investment portfolio in an effort to produce high portfolio returns (alpha) while significantly limiting downside risk (beta). Some 25% to 35% of the Fund’s investment dollars will be directed to moderate alpha but very low beta companies (e.g., revenue-contracted with secure supply agreements) in order to produce attractive returns while protecting against downside risk in the overall portfolio. A second 50% to 60% will be directed to more growth-oriented companies, accepting somewhat higher beta in return for significantly higher alpha (growing companies in rapidly growing markets). Approximately 15% of the Fund will be invested in younger companies with sustainably-differentiated products and strong market upside (very high alpha) but typically with significant business-scaling risk. The result should be a a balanced portfolio with high alpha returns yet relatively low beta risk.

11 years

of track record


the year funded

300,000,000 USD


Asset manager

SDG goals

SDG targets

Substantially reduce waste generation

Improve water quality, wastewater treatment and safe reuse

Increase global percentage of renewable energy

Double the improvement in energy efficiency

Expand and upgrade energy services for developing countries

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Fund overview

Asset manager: NewWorld Capital Group

Product track record: Fund has 11 years of track record

Target IRR: 30%

Committed Capital: 0 USD (US Dollar)

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

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Inception year: 2012

Vintage year: n.a.

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Target close date: n.a.

Product term: 10 years, plus up to 3 one-year extentions

Assets under management: 300,000,000 USD (US Dollar)

Investment size: Min: 10,000,000; Max: 40,000,000; Avg: 25,000,000

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: Endowments/Foundations, Family Office, Pension Funds, Other Institutional Investors




Phone number: 212-486-3400

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Carter Bales

Chairman and Managing Partner

Danielle Joseph

Research Analyst

Silda Wall Spitzer


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Impact thesis

NewWorld defines “environmental opportunities” investing as investing in solutions that produce market-competitive investment returns to capital while providing sustainable environmental and economic benefits to a population of need. NewWorld invests exclusively in targeted, fast-growing, segments of the environmental opportunities sector: energy efficiency, clean energy, water resources and reclamation, waste-to-value, and environmental services.
Investments in the environmental opportunities sector will promote more efficient resource use, create a cleaner, less-polluted economy, improve national energy security, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. NewWorld believes that the transition to a clean economy will be catalyzed by private investment in the space.

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