Earth Capital Staffs Up

Earth Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on renewable energy, has hired a sustainable agriculture and forestry investment team from IBIS Capital Management and EMP Global. It includes: Bosworth Monck, Richard Smith and Gabriel Montana.

Earth Capital Partners LLP (ECP) announce the arrival of their sustainable agriculture team: Bosworth Monck joins as Head of Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry investment for ECP, along with Gabriel Montana and Richard Smith who both join as Partners at the firm.

The new team will advise on agriculture, forestry and biodiversity investments, with a particular focus on deploying capital in Latin America. ECP plans to launch a series of institutional grade funds in these areas, each with appropriate risk-return characteristics and low correlation to traditional asset classes.

Stanley Fink, Non-Executive chairman of ECP commented, “Appointing this new agriculture team takes us one step closer to having a diversified range of sustainable investment opportunities for institutional investors. One of the positive developments to come out of Copenhagen was an agreement regarding deforestation and reforestation, and this will make the sector even more attractive for investors. ECP’s Earth Dividend™ adds another layer of value in this sector clearly differentiating our product from others in the market”

Earth Capital Partners recently announced the launch and first close of its renewable energy fund, which invests in solar, biogas and biomass projects in Europe, Middle East and North Africa.

Notes to Editors

Earth Capital Partners LLP
ECP, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA), is a new company specialising in advising on investments that address the challenges of sustainable development such as climate change, water scarcity, food and energy security. ECP intends to advise on the deployment of capital into sustainable assets, whilst responding to a wide range of investor needs and priorities. ECP will extend the traditional skills needed to create robust investment products into these new growth sectors.