Scottish venture capital firm expands renewable energy investment team in Glasgow and London


Peter Bachmann
Peter Bachmann


Andy Low
Andy Low

Following the recent launch of its new £135 million infrastructure fund, Scottish Equity Partners has appointed Peter Bachmann and Andy Low respectively as Director and Principal.

Energy sector companies in the current SEP portfolio include Vital Energy, Solar Century, Green Highland Renewables and Smarter Grid Solutions.

The Environmental Capital Fund (ECF) is a £135 million infrastructure fund to invest in UK-based clean energy projects. The fund is backed by Perth-based FTSE-100 energy company Scottish & Southern Energy, as well as a syndicate of financial investors.

Both new appointees will work exclusively on the Environmental Capital Fund (ECF) with a focus on originating and executing new investments along with fund management. 

Bachmann was previously co-founder and director of the Environmental Infrastructure Development Company and brings significant specialist infrastructure investment and fund management experience from previous roles including at Secondary Market Infrastructure Fund (SMIF) and Land Securities Trillium. He will be based in London.

Low was a partner with Melville Financial Partners where he specialised in the provision of project finance advice for the renewable energy sector.  A qualified chartered accountant, he was with PwC before moving into structured finance roles with Morgan Stanley. He will be based in Glasgow.

Calum Paterson, Managing Partner, SEP, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Peter and Andy to the team at SEP. 

“ECF is another significant fund for us and bringing on board two such seasoned specialists should enable us to quickly identify attractive opportunities for investment within the small scale clean energy infrastructure market.’


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