Ambienta, Europe’s largest sustainability-focused investment firm, awarded the SWEN ESG Honour Award for the second year in a row
Milan/London/Düsseldorf, July 1, 2019 – Ambienta SGR, the largest pan-European firm focused on investing in businesses with a sustainability edge, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded – for the second consecutive year – the SWEN Capital Partners ESG Best Practice Honours, in recognition of Ambienta’s application and development of ESG principles.
The annual ESG event recognises firms that help businesses transform their economic models in the face of global social and environmental issues. Following assessment from a panel of 12 sector experts, Ambienta was commended for its leadership, rigorous approach and thorough application of an in-house developed ESG programme to unlock financial and non-financial value within its portfolio companies.
This achievement follows a strong last twelve months for Ambienta, in which the firm completed four new investments, including the acquisitions of Aromata and Phoenix International, which mark the initiation of the investment period of Ambienta III, raised in 2018. Ambienta also completed three exits in this period, including the divestment of Lakesight Technologies, which generated a return of over 10 times and an IRR of over 50%. The last twelve months were also a period of fervent growth for Ambienta’s team, with the hiring of ten people to reinforce the offices of Milan, London and Düsseldorf.
Finally, this new accolade follows a streak of recent award wins for Ambienta, including Private Equity International’s 2018 Firm of the Year in Italy, Real Deals’ 2018 Continental Regional Private Equity House of the Year, and Private Equity Wire’s 2018 Best European Private Equity Growth Manager.
Nino Tronchetti Provera, Managing Partner and Founder of Ambienta, said “Investing in companies fuelled by environmental trends while rigorously applying the full thrust of our ESG in Action methodology boosts all financial and ESG KPIs of our portfolio companies. This benefits all stakeholders and enhances investor returns, creating a virtuous cycle.”