2011 News

Foresight Group acquires Sunstroom Energy Limited owner of 5MW Solar PV Plant in Wiltshire

Foresight Group LLP (Foresight), the alternative asset manager and private equity house, is delighted to announce that funds managed by Foresight have acquired Sunstroom Energy Limited, the owner of a fully operating 5MW solar PV plant in Wiltshire, UK. This acquisition is the tenth Solar PV projec...

Foresight Group appointed to manage Albany Ventures Fund III Limited Partnership

Following on from its recent appointment to manage the Acuity Funds, Foresight Group, the alternative asset manager, has been appointed sub-manager of Albany Ventures Fund III Limited Partnership, a fund managed by Alliance Trust Equity Partners. The partners in Albany Ventures include several blue ...

ForVEI Joint Venture acquires a portfolio of OPDE PV plants for Euro 88 million

ForVEI, the multishareholder vehicle, has completed the acquisition of a portfolio of OPDE (one of the main Spanish contractors) PV plants for an installed power of 8MW and an enterprise value of €33 million. Foresight Group advised on the transaction and acted as originator, structurer, arranger an...

Foresight Group sells APP-DNA for US $92m - Generating 32x return for its investors

UK software success, App-DNA, attracts a US$92m bid from NASDAQ-listed Citrix Systems Leading SME investor Foresight Group's investment of £750k on behalf of Foresight VCT and Income & Growth VCT to generate up to £25m Foresight VCT to achieve stellar returns for investors (32x, re...

NewNet Clean Energy LP-GP Forum

Matt Taylor, Foresight Partner, will be joining a discussion panel at the AltAssets LP-GP Forum, which is an event for senior-level industry leaders. The event will be held in London on 6th October 2011. For information on the event or to attend please click here . --> ...

Foresight Group strengthens Sales and Marketing team

Foresight Group (“Foresight”), a leading alternative asset manager, has appointed Ben Thompson as Group Marketing Director. Based in Foresight’s Sevenoaks office, Ben will lead the marketing and brand communications for the Group. Ben joins from Espírito Santo Investment Bank, where he was Group Hea...

Closed Loop Recycling to recycle TfL plastic bottles

'Waste Management Business of the Year' Closed Loop Recycling, the first facility in the world to recycle both PET and HDPE plastic bottles into food grade material, is partnering with recycling and waste management company Bywaters, supported by the Greater London Authority (GLA), to recycle the ca...

O-Gen energy plant first to receive double ROCs

Press release: 27 July 2011 - O-Gen UK, the timber resource recovery and recycling company, has become the first advanced conversion technology plant in the UK to receive double Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) from OFGEM, the highest banding for this type of energy technology. The announcem...

Closed Loop Scoops Top Industry Recycling Award

Closed Loop Recycling has scooped a major industry award at the National Recycling Awards (14 July 2011). Said by judges to be a company that had "come of age”, the UK’s leading plastic food grade recycler won the Recycling and Waste Management Business category, which recognises business growth, cu...

Foresight and VEI Capital create investment partnership for Italian solar PV projects

Foresight Group, the leading European solar photovoltaic (PV) investor, and VEI Capital, one of Italy’s largest investment infrastructure players, have created a co-investment partnership to invest in solar with the aim of expanding their co-operation into other renewable assets classes. VEI is an I...

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