StrategyTaking an integrated approach to ESG

Our distinctive investment model delivers attractive returns through controlling positions in impactful, high-growth, differentiated technology businesses operating in the lower mid-market buy-out segment.

Impact energy investment

EV Private Equity’s main impact focus is on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Based on the recognised principles of the GHG protocol, EV Private Equity developed xIQ (previously EV IQ™) alongside Arkwright and Eviny Ventures. xIQ is a carbon accounting software platform providing the investment sector with a tool to accurately assess, measure and report on the net total impact of a company’s GHG emissions.

We net this against the company’s own lifecycle emissions, and we aggregate across portfolio companies.

Our target is to deliver a substantial and meaningful impact per dollar invested, and similar to financial metrics validation, our impact achievements will be assessed by a third party on an annual basis.

From 2021 onwards, we have committed to removing one tonne of CO2e from the atmosphere for every $300 invested.

Investment criteria

Our investments fit a very precise profile. They are all in the growth stage of development with experienced management teams; enjoy positive EBITDA; have a differentiated offering in terms of technology; and possess a scalable business model.

Specifically, they must have the potential to contribute to our emissions reduction target.

This potential is assessed through xIQ, which is then validated by a third party during the due diligence phase.

2021 Annual Sustainability Report

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