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Our History

2020

July – September: Completed seven sustainable forestry acquisitions

2020

September: Completed first investment into full fibre network in East Sussex with the potential to deliver hyperfast broadband to over 100,000 homes and businesses.

2020

August: Completed acquisition of £1.8bn (at completion) PiP Manager Limited (“PiP”).

2020

April: Completed Foresight Energy Infrastructure Partners (“FEIP”) investment into 231MW Greenfield wind farm project (Skaftäsen) in Sweden.

2020

January: Launched Foresight Energy Infrastructure Partners (“FEIP”), our first European-targeted, sustainability-led energy infrastructure fund, securing commitments of €342 million.

2019

Completed acquisition of the advisory mandate and management team of £764m JLEN Environmental Assets Group ("JLEN"). Launched the £100 million East of England Fund and the £20 million Scottish Growth Fund with offices in Cambridge and Edinburgh.

2018

Appointed by the British Business Bank as equity fund manager for Midlands Engine Investment Fund, opened UK offices in Leicester and Milton Keynes and international office in Spain (Madrid) to focus on solar investments.

2017

Established Foresight Capital Management which manages three OEICs: FP Foresight UK Infrastructure Income Fund ("FIIF"), FP Foresight Global Real Infrastructure Fund ("GRIF") and FP Foresight Sustainable Real Estate Fund ("SREF").

2016

Opened office in Australia (Sydney) to focus on solar investments.

2015

Launched £60 million North West focused Foresight Regional Investment LP and opened Manchester Office.

2014

Relocated UK head office to London in the Shard.

2013

Listed Foresight Solar Fund Ltd. ("FSFL") on the London Stock Exchange, and launched a £40 million regional Nottingham based private equity fund backed by the British Business Bank.

2012

Awarded a primary mandate of £50 million by the UK Green Investment Bank.

2011

Launched Foresight Inheritance Tax Solution ("ITS") and the £60.6 million Foresight Environmental Fund ("FEF") - with cornerstone investment by the European Investment Bank.

2008

Opened first international office (Rome) to focus on Southern European solar investments.

2007

Made first environmental investment and established solar infrastructure team.

1997

Launched Foresight VCT (formerly Foresight Technology VCT) - the first retail product, and second overall product, launched by the Foresight Group.

1984

Founded by Bernard Fairman and Peter English to manage a £20 million fund sponsored by Robert Fleming.