Private Equity

Strategy

1. Philosophy

The global economy is increasingly challenged by growth in demand for energy and other resources.

Significant improvements in the efficiency of supply and utilisation of these resources are required if we are to ensure their continued availability.

We believe that SMEs that build a growth strategy based on finding more efficient, cleaner ways of using energy and resources will outperform their peers.

Our aim is to help these businesses achieve their full growth potential and to maximize our clients’ returns on investment.

2. Investment Criteria

We aim to invest in profitable (or close to profitable) companies with strong growth prospects serving energy and resource efficiency markets, including:

  • Cleaner, more efficient industrial processes
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy storage
  • More sustainable materials
  • Renewable energy generation equipment
  • Smart grid solutions
  • Waste minimisation, treatment and recycling
  • Water treatment, conservation and usage efficiency

We favour businesses with the following characteristics:

  • Compelling customer value proposition (eg. rapid payback)
  • Experienced senior management
  • High quality and differentiated products
  • Strong barriers to entry including intellectual property
  • Commercial revenues from multiple customers
  • A defined route to market
  • Operationally geared business model
  • A defined exit strategy
  • Strong ESG (environmental, social and governance) credentials

3. Why Partner with Us

  • We know what it takes to grow SMEs into global businesses
  • We have a track record in helping established European companies expand into North America and Asia as well as within Europe beyond their home markets
  • We are entrepreneurial and have a deep sector knowledge
  • We have extensive experience developing corporate strategy and assisting with mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • We enjoy close relationships with many corporations that are sources of technical expertise,  potential customers or acquirers of portfolio companies
  • We have advised national governments and the EU on public policy formation

4. Contact

Please send business plans and executive summaries of investment proposals to  info@whebpartners.com

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact:

Dr. Aaron Small
aaron@whebpartners.com

Dr. Alex Domin
alex@whebpartners.com