Investing in energy and resources for Africa's future

Solving the funding gap to accelerate affordable, low-carbon clean and sustainable energy generation for greater energy security and access for African businesses, industry and its people.

Investing in energy and resources for Africa's future

Solving the funding gap to accelerate affordable, low-carbon clean and sustainable energy generation for greater energy security and access for African businesses, industry and its people.

Investing in energy and resources for Africa's future

Solving the funding gap to accelerate affordable, low-carbon clean and sustainable energy generation for greater energy security and access for African businesses, industry and its people.

Investing in energy and resources for Africa's future

Solving the funding gap to accelerate affordable, low-carbon clean and sustainable energy generation for greater energy security and access for African businesses, industry and its people.

About Us

Inspired Evolution is a specialised investment management business and is an Authorised Financial Services Provider in terms of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 2002 with offices in Cape Town, South Africa and regional offices in London, Mauritius and Nairobi. Inspired Evolution offers a dedicated team with a proven track record in leading clean energy infrastructure-type development and project finance investments, as well as energy and resource efficiency growth investments across sub-Saharan Africa.

Inspired Evolution’s mission is to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns to its investors through active investment advisory leadership and financial innovation. Inspired Evolution’s specialised sector return-focused approach and demonstrated track record, combined with its best-in-class environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment management approach, differentiates it amongst African specialised fund managers.

We offer measured and sustainable development outcomes across our portfolio of fund investments using a suite of composite best-practice international indicators relevant to our specialised investment themes.

These attributes contribute towards our goal of accelerating clean energy access and promoting resource efficiency in contribution to a brighter future for Africa and its people.

Creating Value

Inspired Evolution provides dedicated investment advisory services, including (inter alia): proprietary sourcing of investment opportunities; evaluating and recommending bankable investments; advising on customized structuring; integrating best-in-class ESG investment management policies and procedures; focussing on active management and post-investment value creation; and advising on a broad range of exit strategies.

Our Investment Themes

Clean and Sustainable Energy

Power and electricity generation infrastructure based on commercially-proven clean technologies that comprise renewable (wind, solar pv, solar thermal, geothermal, hydropower) and sustainable energy (biomass, biogas and cogeneration), and the value chains that support them.

This excludes natural gas and primary fossil fuels like coal and oil, as well as discard coal as a fuel source.

Resource Efficiency

Wiser resource use through the adoption and deployment of resource efficient technologies by businesses, their products and/or services, which results in ‘doing more with less’ and thereby contributing to alleviating pressure on Africa’s natural resource base.

Impact Investing

Portfolio

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Abagold

Abagold

Abagold is a commercial abalone farm located in the new harbour of Hermanus in the Western Cape, Sou...

Demeter Organic Fertilisers

Demeter Organic Fertilisers

Demeter Organic Fertilisers is a company that initially entered into a technology transfer and exclu...

Rustmo1 Solar Farm

Rustmo1 Solar Farm

Rustmo1 Solar Farm is a 7MW solar PV facility in the Rustenburg area of the North West province, Sou...

Sirac Southern Africa

Sirac Southern Africa

SIRAC Southern Africa is an energy efficiency heat pump business, operating in South Africa. The com...

AFPOC

AFPOC

AFPOC Limited brings significant development expertise in the wind and solar industry. Management o...

Red Cap Kouga Wind Development Company

Red Cap Kouga Wind Development Company

A South African wind developer that developed a 200 MW portfolio of grid-tied onshore wind projects ...

Team

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Wayne Keast

Managing Partner

Wade de Jager

Independent non-executive Chairman of the investment committee

Christopher Clarke

Managing Partner

Steven Faure

Deal Principal

James Eedes

Deal Principal: Head of Project Finance

Yuvraj Persand

Compliance and Corporate Governance Officer

Bee Gajudhur

Finance and Admin Officer

Neill Pienaar

Financial Manager

Marike Fourie

Environmental and Social Officer

Omid Alimia

Senior Financial Analyst

Investment Criteria

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Inspired Evolution fosters partnerships with pedigreed clean energy developer platforms, and prioritises companies that require growth capital, which offer strong management teams, and with demonstrable and credible business strategies.

News

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Zimbabwe launches 235 MW solar tender 12 September 2019

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