Inspired Evolution for Evolutionary Investments & Solutions

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Inspired evolution

Established in 2007, Inspired Evolution specialises in investment advisory. The company is dedicated to two climate-driven principal investment themes; clean energy infrastructure-type development and project finance investments; and energy and resource efficiency growth investments – and the value chains that support them. Inspired Evolution’s African advisory platform prioritises investment-grade countries identified through the application of rigorous composite market, regulatory and bankability criteria.

The company 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.

They developed a credible track record of superior investor returns, with offering more than 200 years of collective track record in private equity and venture capital investing, technology innovation, climate finance and corporate governance. Through accelerating clean, cost-effective energy, promoting energy access, and supporting resource-efficient technology-orientated companies to reduce energy and resource intensity, the company helps build a better and more climate-buoyant African future.

The company has numerous funds aimed at accelerating the energy transition in Africa. Dream Team Capital can assist with providing access to funding and other funders across South Africa, and we can assist with composing the necessary developments!

Inspired Evolution funds include:

Evolution I

The Evolution I Fund, in being etablished in 2008, was Africa’s first dedicated clean energy infrastructure and environment sector fund. Evolution I is a 10-year closed-ended fund with USD 90 million in commitments, with a mandate for equity and equity-related investments into two principal investment themes. Evolution I’s investment jurisdiction was the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, with a target of a minimum 65% to South Africa. Evolution I made 12 investments. Evolution I achieved top-quartile investment performance for equivalent 2008 vintage specialised funds similar in nature. Evolution I was to be wound down in 2022.

Evolution II

Evolution II is a 2017 vintage 10-year closed-ended fund with USD 216 million in commitments and a mandate for equity and equity-related investments into two principal investment streams. These include development and project finance infrastructure-type investments in clean and sustainable energy; and growth equity investments in energy and resource efficiency companies, and the value chains that support them. Evolution II targets sub-Saharan African countries where growth prospects, ease of doing business, policy and regulation certainty, political stability and bankability offer gripping investment opportunities.

The fund will contribute to addressing the increasing need to replace aging and inefficient carbon-intensive power plants, and contribute to building cost-effective, low-carbon clean and sustainable energy generation capacity to address the estimated 130 GW demand across sub-Saharan Africa’s high-growth countries. Evolution II will also contribute to the need for improved energy and resource efficiency measures across business activities that span core sectors in sub-Saharan Africa. These sectors are experiencing growing energy and resource insecurity.

Evolution III

The fund was targeted for release late 2022; their Evolution III Net Zero funds will represent a refined offering responding to the increased sophistication and stratification of Africa’s energy landscape and the team’s knowledgeable insights and experience as one of Africa’s pioneering investment advisors to ensure they remain in the vanguard.

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