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Joint Quadia and Degroof Petercam fund invests in OPES Solutions and Les Côteaux Nantais

May 06, 2019

Geneva, 3 May 2019

Within the context of its partnership with Degroof Petercam, Quadia is pleased to announce the first investments, into Les Côteaux Nantais and OPES Solutions, made through the joint impact investing fund newly launched by the two institutions. With an emphasis on advancing the regenerative economy, the fund, reserved for Qualified Investors, invests growth capital in companies whose products and services provide solutions to today’s social and environmental challenges. The fund targets sectors characterized by dynamic growth including clean energy, sustainable food, and circular products & materials. 

Within the context of its partnership with Degroof Petercam, Quadia is pleased to announce the first investments, into Les Côteaux Nantais and OPES Solutions, made through the joint impact investing fund newly launched by the two institutions. With an emphasis on advancing the regenerative economy, the fund, reserved for Qualified Investors, invests growth capital in companies whose products and services provide solutions to today’s social and environmental challenges. The fund targets sectors characterized by dynamic growth including clean energy, sustainable food and circular products & materials.

 As a European leader in biodynamic fruits produced and processed under the Demeter label, Les Côteaux Nantais is a growing company that upholds high social and environmental standards while providing highly nutritional and tasteful products. The French company, based in the Nantes region, will consolidate its raw material supply and increase production while continuing to expand its partnerships with biodynamic and organic farmers across Europe and enhance its marketing through existing organic distribution channels.
 
With this participation, the fund joins other recent investors represented by Quadia as well as two regional French funds.
 
Based in Hong Kong and in Germany, OPES Solutions is strengthening its position as a global leading supplier for the fast-growing off-grid Energy Access and Smart City markets. In the Energy Access market alone, driven mainly by Pay-as-you-Go Solar Home Systems, OPES Solutions has already supplied more than 4 million customized Off-Grid Solar Modules over the last years. In the Smart City segment, OPES works with leading solar lighting as well as bike-sharing companies.


The investment, made alongside KawiSafi Ventures, will allow the enterprise to significantly expand its production and R&D activities.
 

“We are pleased to invest into two companies that are leading in their respective sectors, sustainable food and solar energy, and well aligned with our fund’s investment strategy. As strategic minority shareholders investing to advance the transition towards a regenerative economy, we will bring our impact management expertise as well as our wide-ranging network in support of the further growth of these two companies,” commented Aymeric Jung, Managing Partner at Quadia.

Read the full announcement here.