Zouk Capital

Zouk Capital Growth Capital invests to build global leaders in resource efficiency. They believe that resource efficiency is fundamentally driven by technology – both industrial technology and information technology - and it has become clear that companies that improve efficiency are at a distinct advantage. Zouk invests in this new generation of companies, supporting their expansion and accelerating the integration of resource efficiency measures across the global economy. The companies they invest in have commercially proven products and services with revenues between €10m - €150m and are positioned to scale rapidly. They support top-tier management teams to build market-leading, global businesses by providing growth equity and industry knowledge. To support them in achieving their growth strategies, they leverage their extensive international network of senior figures in industry, business, finance and government in Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. Dedicated to adding value, they develop close partnerships with their portfolio companies and are some of the most experienced and active investors in the clean economy. Reflecting the value-add of Zouk’s approach, the second Growth Capital fund is the largest of its strategy in Europe at EUR 230m. Zouk’s Growth Capital focus is part of Zouk Capital LLP’s dual strategy of making investments which make a general environmental impact. Alongside its Growth Capital business, Zouk’s Infrastructure team finances the construction of renewable energy and environmental assets.
EA

Elin Aberg

Investor Relations

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Nick Bradford

Portfolio Director

Colin Campbell

Partner

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Peter C. Duprey

Partner

Anthony Fox

Partner

John Higelin

Partner

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Madeleine Hood

Investment Associate

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Sarah Lane

Associate

Norris Novak Latshaw

Head of Investor Relations and Fundraising

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George Lipczynski

Associate

Nathan Medlock

Partner

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Jesper Nilsson

Venture Principal

Richard Pereira

CFO

Massimo Resta

Partner

George Ridd

Partner

Samer Salty

Managing Partner

Gerhard Swart

Finance Director

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Andre Zachmann

Principal

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Peter B. Záboji

Venture Partner, Director and Member of the Industry Advisory Group

43 past transactions

va-Q-tec AG

Venture Round in 2011
va-Q-tec is a dynamic high-tech company and has been pioneering the development of innovative solutions in the insulation industry since 2001 on the basis of energy efficient, space saving and environmentally friendly vacuum insulation panels (VIPs). The efficient technology of va-Q-tec products saves expensive energy in areas of everyday use: transport of pharmaceutical products, in refrigeration and freezer appliances, in buildings, in technology & industry as well as in automobiles and aircraft.

Gas Turbine Efficiency

Private Equity Round in 2006
Gas Turbine Efficiency designs, manufactures and supplies proprietary cleantech energy saving and performance enhancing solutions to the power generation, oil and gas, and aviation industries. The company’s extensive portfolio of patented cleantech solutions save fuel, reduce emissions, increase availability, and extend turbine and parts life.

Workable

Series C in 2018
Workable is the world’s leading hiring platform. We provide in-house recruiters and hiring teams with more ways to find more qualified candidates, and help them work together to identify and hire the best. Companies who use our software get from requisition to offer letter faster, with automated and AI-powered tools that source and suggest candidates, simplify decision making and streamline the hiring process. Workable was founded in 2012, and has since helped more than 20,000 companies hire one million candidates. We employ over 250 people across Greece, Australia, the US and the UK, and work with a diverse group of organizations, including HireVue, JOEY Restaurants, Bevi, Soho House, RyanAir, Sephora and many more.
Lighting Science Group designs, develops, manufactures, and markets general illumination products that use light-emitting diodes. By applying the science of light, their team outperforms the competition and delivers on the promise of LED technology for indoor and outdoor lighting projects. From outer space to major cities and home, Lighting Science products and solutions are environmentally friendly, save money, and increase energy independence.

The Mobility House

Venture Round in 2013
The Mobility House AG provides electric vehicle charging systems. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Zurich, Switzerland.

The Mobility House

Venture Round in 2013
The Mobility House AG provides electric vehicle charging systems. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Zurich, Switzerland.

SIGFOX SA

Series D in 2015
Sigfox is the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has built a global network to connect billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible. Sigfox’s unique approach to device-to-cloud communications addresses the three greatest barriers to global IoT adoption: cost, energy consumption, and global scalability. Today, the network is present in 26 countries and on track to cover 60 by 2018 – covering a population of 397 million people. With millions of objects connected and a rapidly growing partner ecosystem, Sigfox empowers companies to create new innovations on the IoT. Founded in 2010 by Ludovic Le Moan and Christophe Fourtet, the company is headquartered in Labège near Toulouse, France’s “IoT Valley”. Sigfox also has offices in Paris, Madrid, Munich, Boston, San Francisco, Dubai and Singapore.

iZettle AB

Series C in 2014
iZettle is reinventing technologies and banking services that help small-business owners live better, work less and earn more. Based in Stockholm, the financial technology company revolutionized mobile payments in 2010 with the world’s first mini chip card reader and software for mobile devices. Today, small-business owners around the world use iZettle’s powerfully simple services to improve the speed and ease of payments at checkout, business management, sales analytics, customer engagement, and funding

Huddle

Series D in 2014
From coworkers to clients, Huddle makes document collaboration simple and secure. In Huddle, teams can work together to share, discuss and work on their content. It becomes your hub of activity – so you spend less time organizing documents and tasks, chasing approvals, and searching through email – and more time delivering exceptional results.

ffk environment

Venture Round in 2011
ffk environment provides a comprehensive range of waste disposal and secondary raw material production services in the business areas of logistics & disposal, raw material production and raw material trade. The family company was founded in 1992 as a waste logistics company with headquarters in Peitz near Cottbus in Germany. It now employes more than 116 members of staff.

InstaVolt

Private Equity Round in 2016
InstaVolt Ltd develops, constructs, owns, and operates electric vehicle charging stations in the United Kingdom. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Basingstoke, United Kingdom.

Levenseat

Private Equity Round in 2015
Levenseat Limited is a Recycling & Waste Management company based in Central Scotland. With over 25 years’ experience, Levenseat has established a reputation for reliability, accessibility and innovation. We are committed to developing new waste solutions to provide customers with an environmental and economic solution and with the construction of our new plant together with our wider already established facility, we will be delivering to the market Scotland’s largest integrated facility providing treatment and recovery for a wide range of waste materials.
Enviromena Solar Energy System Rental LLC operates solar power plant. The company offers solar hybrid, operation and maintenance, and performance monitoring services. Enviromena Solar Energy System Rental LLC is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Readly

Venture Round in 2015
Readly is the new way of reading magazines on tablets and smartphones Readly's mission is simple: To be on the cutting edge of the digital magazine revolution. Our expert management team has more than 25 years of experience in the publishing, digital gaming, and broadcasting industries. Readly has headquarters in Sweden.

Zest Eco

Venture Round in 2021
Zest Eco is a London, UK-based EV charging company. It is democratizing EV adoption in the UK by rapidly filling the gaps in the maturing public charging infrastructure.

Readly

Series B in 2017
Readly is the new way of reading magazines on tablets and smartphones Readly's mission is simple: To be on the cutting edge of the digital magazine revolution. Our expert management team has more than 25 years of experience in the publishing, digital gaming, and broadcasting industries. Readly has headquarters in Sweden.

EO Charging

Private Equity Round in 2018
EO Charging designs and manufactures electric vehicle chargers for home, work, and destinations. It offers EO home chargers for charging-up at home; EO work charging at work; and eoApp, a smart phone application to control user charger from anywhere; and accessories, such as cables and signage. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Stowmarket, United Kingdom.

iZettle AB

Series D in 2015
iZettle is reinventing technologies and banking services that help small-business owners live better, work less and earn more. Based in Stockholm, the financial technology company revolutionized mobile payments in 2010 with the world’s first mini chip card reader and software for mobile devices. Today, small-business owners around the world use iZettle’s powerfully simple services to improve the speed and ease of payments at checkout, business management, sales analytics, customer engagement, and funding

Trilliant

Series A in 2008
Trilliant Holdings, Inc. engages in providing smart grid software and communications solutions. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina.

Taulia

Series D in 2015
Taulia is a FinTech startup that provides working capital management and electronic invoicing services for supply chain companies. Its platform helps businesses to turn every invoice into a revenue opportunity using their cash or third-party cash to fund early payments, lower the barriers for e-invoicing participation by accepting all forms of electronic invoices without having to charge suppliers, and empower suppliers to be self-sufficient by giving them access to free self-service and management tool.

Nanotron Technologies

Venture Round in 2008
Nanotron Technologies is a leader in the development of wireless products that combine high speed data transmission and location information at about 1 meter accuracy. Their wireless technology guarantees high signal robustness and low energy consumption. Nanotron's key product nanoLOC delivers both wireless communication and location in one solution. The wireless industry has many technologies for wireless communication and has some solutions for location, but only nanoLOC delivers both in one chip.

Readly

Venture Round in 2019
Readly is the new way of reading magazines on tablets and smartphones Readly's mission is simple: To be on the cutting edge of the digital magazine revolution. Our expert management team has more than 25 years of experience in the publishing, digital gaming, and broadcasting industries. Readly has headquarters in Sweden.

Anesco Limited

Private Equity Round in 2010
Anesco is a national company dedicated to helping businesses, local authorities, housing associations and homeowners to reduce their carbon emissions. They provide comprehensive energy services, from audits through to recommendations, installations and capital funding plans. Their specialist team has managed some of the UK’s largest and most complex energy efficiency projects.

SiC Processing

Venture Round in 2007
The SiC Group is one of world's leading service providers in the field of mechanical wet-cutting technologies for the wafer industry, including corresponding logistic solutions. It specializes in preparing cutting fluids that are used to produce wafers for the photovoltaic and semiconductor industries. Cutting fluids are a viscous slurry consisting of solid silicon carbide and fluid glycol.Silicon carbide is used as a sawing agent in the wafer sawing process, where it is applied to the wiresaw in order to give it the necessary specific hardness to saw wafers. The Glycol acts a substrate for the silicon carbide as well as a coolant. Slurry must be replaced after multiple uses and then either properly disposed of or recycled.With the aid of two processes based on hydrocyclone technology, SiC recovers silicon carbide and glycol from the slurry used by wafer producers and conditions these components such that they can be reused in the sawing process. By doing so, SiC provides its customers long-term cost advantages. In addition to the actual recovery and conditioning services, the SiC Group also offers comprehensive logistics services for wafer manufacturers in the field of cutting fluid management. These include transport, storage and procurement of input materials and slurry. SiC currently has four locations worldwide and already has specific plans for setting up an additional production line in and two other production sites in Asia .

ZOLA Electric

Series B in 2014
ZOLA Electric provides off-grid solar solutions for African markets. The company engages in leasing or selling solar home kits to individual households in Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, and the Ivory Coast. It offers solar systems to homes and businesses in rural communities through solar as a service model. ZOLA Electric was formerly known as Off-Grid Electric Tanzania Limited and changed its name to ZOLA Electric in July 2018. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Arusha, Tanzania with an additional office in San Francisco, California.

Solarcentury

Venture Round in 2007
Established in 1998, Solarcentury is a leading global solar power company that develops, constructs, owns and operates utility-scale solar and smart technology across Europe, Latin America and Africa. Independent and headquartered in the UK, Solarcentury is known internationally for developing and building some of the largest utility-scale solar projects in the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, Kenya and Mexico, including pioneering projects such as the world’s first solar bridge at Blackfriars Station in Central London. Solarcentury’s mission is to make a meaningful difference in the global fight against climate chaos by making solar power the dominant energy source worldwide. During Solarcentury’s 22-year history the business has helped solar power become mainstream, and our projects have generated 6 billion kWh of clean electricity, saving over 1.7 million tonnes of CO2 emissions.

SpaceTime Insight

Series C in 2013
SpaceTime Insight develops and delivers innovative advanced analytics and IIoT applications for asset-intensive industries. With our software, customers reduce cost and risk, increase capital efficiency, pinpoint theft, spoilage, and shrinkage, lower the frequency and duration of service outages, optimize field crews and operations, ensure regulatory compliance, and more. They understand the entire breadth of their operations in motion, in context, and in real time, and generate greater returns at lower risk, lower cost, and greater speed. SpaceTime Insight’s software powers mission-critical systems for some of the largest companies around the world in diverse industries including utilities, shipping, manufacturing, and energy.

Taulia

Series E in 2016
Taulia is a FinTech startup that provides working capital management and electronic invoicing services for supply chain companies. Its platform helps businesses to turn every invoice into a revenue opportunity using their cash or third-party cash to fund early payments, lower the barriers for e-invoicing participation by accepting all forms of electronic invoices without having to charge suppliers, and empower suppliers to be self-sufficient by giving them access to free self-service and management tool.
Lighting Science Group designs, develops, manufactures, and markets general illumination products that use light-emitting diodes. By applying the science of light, their team outperforms the competition and delivers on the promise of LED technology for indoor and outdoor lighting projects. From outer space to major cities and home, Lighting Science products and solutions are environmentally friendly, save money, and increase energy independence.

OZZ Electric

Private Equity Round in 2012
OZZ Electric is a leading full service electrical contractor, specializing in large scale projects as well as high profile design/build work. Since 1991, OZZ Electric and its predecessor companies have been taking on a wide array of diverse and complex projects, enabling the company to develop a dynamic and innovative approach to solving construction challenges.

Urban Wind Assets

Private Equity Round in 2015
Urban Wind Assets Ltd has a large number of sites, most of which are now currently built and operating, with a few still in the late stages of construction and connection. 14 sites have been acquired so far – 10 Emergya Wind Technologies (“EWT”) and 4 Northern Power Systems (“NPS”) turbines – across the UK.

Green Hedge International Limited

Venture Round in 2017
Green Hedge is a leading developer and operator of low carbon electricity generation and storage projects. Established in 2010, our team have a strong track-record in delivering low carbon energy projects and services. The group’s developer arm has developed over 200 megawatts of renewable energy projects to date, with a focus on large-scale grid connected and on-site generation solar PV systems. In the UK, we are currently developing, building and operating one of the largest pipelines of electricity storage assets in the local market. We also develop and finance "behind the meter" storage installations ("Savings in a Box") for large energy users, helping businesses reduce their cost base and carbon footprint.

Cyphort

Series C in 2015
Cyphort Inc. develops software and appliance based solutions to protect enterprises and governments against cybercrime attacks with payloads. Its network layer agnostic and distributed approach is suited to protect cloud computing multi-tenant infrastructures where extensive use of virtualization are creating growing security gaps. The company also offers Anti-SIEM, a security analytics platform that begins with a focus on threat detection by ingesting raw data from web, email, and lateral spread traffic, as well as log and event data from a variety of other security tools in the network. Cyphort Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Santa Clara, California. As of September 18, 2017, Cyphort Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Juniper Networks, Inc..

AVS Technologies

Series B in 2001
AVS Technologies (AVS) is a technology company developing next generation video distribution technology for both wireless and fixed Internet. AVS solutions work with standard Internet browsers without specific plug-in.

Oplayo

Series C in 2004
Oplayo is a German company that provides its clients with data driven online marketing expertise. It offers a targeted mix of communication tools such as SEO, SEA, Content Distribution Services, and a converting LandingPages. Oplayo is based in Berlin, Munich and Vienna.

Trilliant

Series B in 2010
Trilliant Holdings, Inc. engages in providing smart grid software and communications solutions. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina.

Readly

Venture Round in 2018
Readly is the new way of reading magazines on tablets and smartphones Readly's mission is simple: To be on the cutting edge of the digital magazine revolution. Our expert management team has more than 25 years of experience in the publishing, digital gaming, and broadcasting industries. Readly has headquarters in Sweden.

The Mobility House

Private Equity Round in 2013
The Mobility House AG provides electric vehicle charging systems. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Zurich, Switzerland.

Orb Energy

Private Equity Round in 2006
Orb Energy Pte. Ltd designs, manufactures, markets, sells, installs, and services solar photovoltaic and solar water heating systems for residential and commercial customers. Its products include solar panels, solar inverters, solar street lights, solar rooftop, solar power plants, solar water pumping system, solar water heating systems, and heat pumps. The company also franchises its branches to customers to sell its products. It offers its products through a network of branches. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Singapore with and additional office in Bengaluru, India.

ip.access Limited

Private Equity Round in 2015
ip.access solves in-building access problems for mobile operators, opening up new revenue streams while defending existing business. ip.access has been deploying small cell solutions for over 10 years providing more than 90 customers around the world with the capability to accelerate the introduction of small cell solutions into their networks irrespective of use case, technology or deployment model. The company’s success is built upon its ability to provide its Service Provider customers with a range of small cell solutions across all technologies (2G, 3G, and 4G), alongside a deployment philosophy that integrates the small cell access points with converged access gateways and comprehensive network management and performance tools. The methodology and solution capability provided by ip.access enables its customers to better manage the economic challenges of delivering against ever more demanding coverage and capacity requirements. This, along with the ease of integration to higher order management solutions and the robust and elegant macro network interaction reduces the ‘cycle time’ from installation to commercial service. In addition, ip.access has focussed diligently on providing the intelligence and application layers to enable its customers to deliver rapid monetisation of their small cell deployments, drive new and complimentary revenue streams to further enhance the small cells business case.

Taulia

Venture Round in 2020
Taulia is a FinTech startup that provides working capital management and electronic invoicing services for supply chain companies. Its platform helps businesses to turn every invoice into a revenue opportunity using their cash or third-party cash to fund early payments, lower the barriers for e-invoicing participation by accepting all forms of electronic invoices without having to charge suppliers, and empower suppliers to be self-sufficient by giving them access to free self-service and management tool.

SulfurCell

Private Equity Round in 2008
SulfurCell is a German developer and manufacturer of thin-film, electricity-generating solar modules. Sulfurcell's thin-film modules have demonstrated some of the highest energy conversion efficiencies for thin-film PV. Sulfurcell's product also offers scalability — a crucial component for high-volume supply — bringing the solar industry one step closer to mainstream applications.

Nanotron Technologies

Venture Round in 2007
Nanotron Technologies is a leader in the development of wireless products that combine high speed data transmission and location information at about 1 meter accuracy. Their wireless technology guarantees high signal robustness and low energy consumption. Nanotron's key product nanoLOC delivers both wireless communication and location in one solution. The wireless industry has many technologies for wireless communication and has some solutions for location, but only nanoLOC delivers both in one chip.