Strategic appointment to drive investor relations and business development at renewable investment company
London, UK – December 2013 – Today Low Carbon, the renewable investment company, announces the appointment of Louise Ward as investor relations director. Louise will oversee investor relations for Low Carbon and lead fundraising for third party capital, building out its presence in the investor community.
The International Energy Agency estimates that £9.9 trillion is needed to combat climate change and minimise greenhouse gas emissions globally. Low Carbon is helping to fill this void, having recognised that renewable energy offers an attractive, low-risk long-hold investment with good returns.
The long-term, stable cash flows generated by renewable energy developments make them an ideal investment for insurance and pension funds. Louise will help Low Carbon to capitalise the growing interest in renewable energy by developing its relationships within the investor community.
Louise has more than 10 years of private equity experience in lower and mid-market buyout and secondary funds, and has closed three funds, including more than €3 billion of capital raised, since 2008. She joins Low Carbon from 17Capital LLP, where she was investor relations manager. Previously, Louise has held investor relations roles at Montagu Private Equity and August Equity LLP.
Roy Bedlow, chief executive, Low Carbon, comments, “Louise will play a key role in helping Low Carbon to deliver on its commitment to the development and operation of renewable energy power production. Louise will continue to strengthen our presence amongst the investor community will help us to deliver a sustainable future by reducing carbon emissions in line with targets from the Committee on Climate Change.”
About Low Carbon
Low Carbon is a privately owned investment company, committed to the development and operation of renewable energy power production. Low Carbon invests into both renewable energy developers and projects across a range of renewable energy technologies including wind, solar and anaerobic digestion. Low Carbon has a strong management team with a proven track record in development, construction, financing and management of UK solar assets, with over 160 MW funded and in construction and operation today. Low Carbon remains involved in the projects for the long term. Low Carbon has a dedicated asset management team that currently manages assets on balance sheet and for third parties (unlisted and listed).