Receives Five Star Rating and Named “Sector Leader” for Fourth Consecutive Year
LONDON - October 19, 2022 – Capital Dynamics, an independent global private asset management firm, today announced that Capital Dynamics Clean Energy has received the highest rankings from GRESB, the leading ESG benchmark for real estate and infrastructure investments across the world, in multiple categories.
Each year, GRESB assesses and benchmarks the ESG performance of assets worldwide, providing clarity and insights to financial markets on complex sustainability topics. Capital Dynamics Clean Energy and Infrastructure III LP (“CEI III”), invested in renewable energy projects across Europe, was awarded a 5 Star GRESB Rating and was recognized as “Sector Leader” for the Renewable Power sector. The Fund was ranked first in the categories for Renewable Power Global, Renewable Power Europe and Renewable Power Private Equity. The assets ranked first in the category of On-Shore Wind Power Generation, Maintenance and Operation in Northern Europe.
Martin Hahn, Chief Executive Officer of Capital Dynamics, said: “Responsible investment is an integral part of Capital Dynamics’ corporate identity and ethos, and we recognize the important role that alternative asset managers like us can play in leading the transition to a Net Zero economy. We are incredibly proud of our team’s commitment to these principles as well as their ability to put them into practice in an impactful way while continuing to generate enhanced, long-term investment returns for our clients.”
Barney Coles, Co-Head of Clean Energy Infrastructure at Capital Dynamics, said: “We are delighted to have achieved the ‘Sector Leader’ designation for four consecutive years as recognition of our commitment to ESG throughout the investment lifecycle. By adhering to strict ESG policies during due diligence, development and operation of our projects, we aim to set the industry standard for how to responsibly accelerate the clean energy transition and move closer to a Net Zero future.
Hasmeen Deol, Senior Vice President of Product Development & Strategy at Capital Dynamics, said: “This ranking is a testament to the Clean Energy business’ ongoing commitment to leading our industry in ESG and strengthening our robust responsible investment credentials. We have the experience, expertise and track record to offer market-leading responsible investment solutions, which are customized to meet the growing ESG demands of our diverse client base.”
Sebastien Roussotte, Chief Executive Officer of GRESB, said: “GRESB Sector Leaders are the top-performing organizations leading the way to a Net Zero future and pulling the industry forward. We applaud this year’s Sector Leaders for their commitment, leadership, and dedication to ESG and sustainability.”
Capital Dynamics has been investing directly in clean energy since 2010 and currently owns and operates over 30 projects in Europe with a combined capacity of over 1GW. Capital Dynamics’ Clean Energy platform makes direct equity investments in carbon-reducing, renewable power generating projects from late-stage development through commercial operations. The Clean Energy team, including our dedicated asset management affiliate, Netro Energy, is comprised of over 35 specialized professionals with global capabilities, sector expertise and an extensive industry network.
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About Capital Dynamics
Capital Dynamics is an independent global asset manager. The firm has over three decades of expertise in lower middle-market private equity (primaries, secondaries, direct investing) and private credit, and is an established first mover in mission-critical renewable energy generation.
- Clean Energy: Direct equity investments in renewable energy technologies, with a focus on utility-scale and distributed generation, solar and wind
- Primaries: Investments in mid-market funds within buyout, specialist, turnaround and growth sectors
- Secondaries: Investments in smaller and more complex secondary transactions, including fund restructurings, tail-ends, and preferred interest structures
- Direct investing: Direct investments in mid-market companies alongside core and specialist sponsors
- Private credit: Direct lending to mid-market companies with focus on PE-owned or controlled enterprises, complementing PE business
Capital Dynamics is an early adopter and consistent innovator in responsible investment, with a trademarked approach to ESG underwriting and best-in-class results from leading ESG benchmarking organizations (e.g., PRI and GRESB).
As of Q2 2022, Capital Dynamics oversees more than USD 14 billion in assets under management and advisement, and employs approximately 160 professionals globally across 14 offices in Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Asia.
For more information, please visit: www.capdyn.com
GRESB is a mission-driven and industry-led organization providing standardized and validated Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) data to financial markets. Established in 2009, GRESB has become the leading ESG benchmark for real estate and infrastructure investments across the world, used by more than 170 institutional and financial investors to inform decision-making. For more information, visit GRESB.com.
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 As of June 30, 2022. Assets Under Management are calculated based on the total commitments as of the final closing date for all funds currently managed by Capital Dynamics, including amounts that have been distributed. Assets Under Advisement includes assets for which Capital Dynamics provides services such as reporting, monitoring and risk management.