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Managing partner Adam Anders says the sector has hit a ‘sweet spot’ where traditional VC investors, corporates and real estate investors are all paying attention to the space.
The blended-finance impact vehicle was initiated by the UN and has made five investments with underlying commodities such as cocoa, hazelnuts and timber.
Bottles filling on the conveyor belt in factory
The French asset manager could hit its €300m hard-cap if it continues fundraising, says president and CEO Michel Chabanel, but will instead prioritize launching its buyout and senior debt vehicles.
The €100 million impact fund for smallholder farmers is backed by commercial banks and a host of government-backed development finance entities.
Biogas facility, aerial view
Co-founder Craig Reeves says the project finance biogas fund could end up raising 'significantly more' than it’s first-year target of $50m to $75m.
The Hong Kong and London headquartered firm closed its flagship vehicle on $322m at the start of 2019 and has added an executive who will aid future fund raises.
National Pension Service of Korea has been weighing up an investment in the timber sector for ‘a number of years,’ says Stafford Capital Partners managing partner Stephen Addicott.
The firm has set its sights on two funds that will invest across the UK and Northern Europe, with a further two targeting Australasia and potentially the US, says managing director Olly Hughes.
Eucaliptus trees, forestry, timberland
The asset class has seen a flurry of fund launch activity as its uncorrelated credentials and inherent sustainability chime with new and returning investors.
Plastic bag with fish, ocean pollution
Aquapak has developed a plastic product that is three times as strong as the most commonly used plastic globally, and which is soluble and does not harm the environment.
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