Ambienta, Europe’s largest sustainability-focused investment firm, wins Real Deals’ “Continental Regional Private Equity House of the Year” award
Ambienta SGR, the largest pan-European firm focused on investing in businesses with a sustainability edge, is pleased to announce that it has been named the Continental Regional Private Equity House of the Year at the Real Deals Private Equity Awards 2019.
Now in their eighteenth year, the Real Deals Private Equity Awards stand apart in both rigour and prestige. The award is decided upon by a panel of leading LP judges, following research carried out by Cass Business School and Real Deals. The award highlights Ambienta’s pan-European footprint and is the first time an Italian firm has won the award.
This achievement follows a strong 2018 for Ambienta, during which the firm closed the fundraising of its third fund at EUR 635m, a 96% increase from Fund II, and made three new investments: Pibiplast, a leading player in sustainable packaging solutions for the cosmetics industry; Aromata, a leading producer of natural colours and flavours for the food industry; and Image S, a distributor of machine vision solutions.
Ambienta also completed two successful exits in 2018: the sale of Oskar Nolte in Germany and the exit of Lakesight Technologies, which generated a return of over 10 times and an IRR of over 50%.
Ambienta’s portfolio companies’ products and services have made a significant impact in improving resource efficiency and pollution control. To date, Ambienta has helped reduce energy consumption equivalent to 4,300,000 refrigerators, and reduced water pollution equivalent to 97x the annual volume of water consumed by New York City.
This new accolade follows a streak of award wins for Ambienta in 2018, including Private Equity International’s Firm of the Year in Italy, Private Equity Wire’s Best European Private Equity Growth Manager, and Swen Capital’s 2018 ESG Best Practices Honours.
Nino Tronchetti Provera, Managing Partner and Founder of Ambienta, said “We are proud to have been recognized again by the industry for our sustainability-focussed investment strategy. We have consistently proven that sustainability driven businesses are more competitive than their peers. Our strategy and expertise help businesses with a sustainable-edge grow and generate significant returns.”