Climate Investor One is an innovative approach to infrastructure financing designed to accelerate the delivery of renewable energy infrastructure in emerging markets.
Climate Investor One combines three investment funds into one facility to finance renewable energy projects at specific stages of the project lifecycle. At an early project stage, Climate Investor One provides financial, technical, environmental, social development and structuring support through a Development Fund. Climate Investor One then reduces the complexity associated with multi-party negotiations by equity financing a large part of construction through a Construction Equity Fund. Once the project is operational, Climate Investor One mobilises long-term debt financing through a Refinancing Fund with the objective of optimising the financing over the operational life of the project.
Climate Fund Managers (CFM), is the fund manager of Climate Investor One. CFM is a joint venture between FMO and Phoenix InfraWorks, both experienced in infrastructure investing, asset and fund management. The CFM team will provide strategic, commercial, operational and financial expertise into investment activities aimed at delivering superior risk adjusted returns for investors and creating value for communities.
FMO is the Dutch Development Bank. For the last 45 years FMO has been investing in the private sector in developing countries and emerging markets. The energy sector the key focus within FMO especially in the areas of generation and distribution with a strong ephanises on renewable energy.
Phoenix InfraWorks is an infrastructure investment business with expertise in Africa, Europe and Asia including a track record in fundraising, acquiring,optimising, and disposing of assets.