Glentra Capital, a Copenhagen and London-based investment firm, has announced the first close of its energy transition fund, Glentra Fund I, with a total commitment of EUR 443 million. Anchor investors Novo Holdings and PKA, along with several others, have contributed to this fund. Glentra Capital’s mission is to expedite the energy transition towards a clean and sustainable future.
Glentra Fund I is focused on investing in and nurturing companies at the forefront of renewable energy development and deployment, encompassing offshore and onshore wind, solar power, sustainable fuels, energy storage, electric mobility, and related sectors.
Henrik Tordrup, Managing Partner at Glentra, said: “We are thrilled to announce the first close of Glentra Fund I. This milestone represents a significant step forward in our mission to accelerate the transition towards a future based on sustainable energy sources while creating value for portfolio companies and investors. Only by creating value and attractive risk-adjusted returns are we truly able to accelerate the transformation that is needed. We are grateful for the trust and confidence in this vision that our investors have shown us, and we look forward to partnering with them to make a lasting impact on the energy landscape.”
Partner and co-founder at Glentra, Lars Villadsen, added: “Since our establishment, we have been busy building the team and engaging in conversations with interesting companies that share our vision and clearly see the value in partnering with Glentra by incorporating us in their ownership structure.”
Morten Beck Jørgensen, Managing Partner, Capital Investments, Novo Holdings, said: “We are proud to be a co-founder of Glentra, and a large anchor investor and limited partner in Glentra Fund I. At Novo Holdings, we firmly believe in the importance of investing to accelerate energy transition and promote sustainable development. By supporting Glentra and Glentra Fund I, we aim to drive positive change within the energy sector and contribute to a more sustainable future, which aligns with Novo Holdings’ purpose of improving people’s health and the sustainability of society and the planet by generating attractive long-term returns on the assets of the Novo Nordisk Foundation.”
Michael Nellemann Pedersen, Chief Investment Officer at PKA, said: “PKA is determined to continuously play an active role in the global energy transition. We engage in investments that make an impact towards a future relying solely on renewable energy and simultaneously generate a high financial return for our members. Furthermore, PKA is very pleased to be an anchor investor and large limited partner in Glentra Fund I alongside like-minded and professional partners such as Novo Holdings that share our view on the necessity of investing in and contributing to a more sustainable world for generations to come.”
The first close of Glentra Fund I marks an important milestone that paves the way for further investments and partnerships within the energy transition space.