finnCap Group invests in Energise, a net zero and sustainability consultancy
Helping businesses address their transition to net zero and to a sustainable future
Making it simple for companies to start this journey through tech-enabled platform, Net Zero Club
Today we are delighted to announce that finnCap Group has acquired a 50% interest in Energise Limited, a net zero and sustainability consultancy.
This investment will help businesses address the challenges of transitioning to net zero - clients will have access to a practice with the expertise to solve their key sustainability issues - and make it simple for companies to start their journey towards a sustainable future.
Sustainability-focused business transformation
Based near Cambridge, UK, and founded in 2008 by Simon and Tamsin Alsbury, Energise focused initially on developing energy saving options for corporate and public sector clients. It has since grown into a full-service net zero and energy efficiency practice assisting over 180 clients in meeting their climate change challenge with a core focus on regulatory compliance, best practice, measurement and emission reduction programmes to drive effective climate-focused business transformation.
Energise was awarded B-Corp status in February 2022 and the prestigious Net Zero Leaders award last year.
Energise’s clients range from FTSE250 companies to SMEs and public sector organisations, and include Revolution Bars Group, Kier Group, the Rugby Football Union, Pleasure Beach Blackpool, Doncasters Group, SCS, Dr Martens plc, Daylesford Organic, Ten Entertainment and NHS Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust.
Tech-enabled SME offering
Energise’s tech enabled SME offering, Net Zero Club, provides an accessible, cost-effective solution to SMEs needing support to meet their net zero goals. Energise is accredited by Carbon Disclosure Project. Find out more: https://www.energise.com/smes
Sam Smith, CEO, finnCap Group: "We’re committed to building the business of tomorrow, and a different kind of advisory firm for the UK mid-market. Our acquisition of a 50% interest in Energise is another key step in the product diversification strategy we set out at IPO and will give our clients access to a practice capable of assisting them with addressing their key sustainability challenges facing today’s board room table alongside the group’s existing ECM, M&A, debt and private capital teams."
Simon Alsbury, Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Energise: “True sustainability requires a holistic approach, a clear sense of purpose and a set of values to guide you like a compass. We are excited about how we can evolve to support our customers and society in meeting the challenges of today and creating a better future for their organisations, our society. In finnCap we’ve found the right partners to take our impact to the next level.”
Tamsin Alsbury, Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Energise: “This partnership allows us to meet our customers’ changing needs in a complex world, while growing a sustainable business that models doing things the right way. We’re delighted to have this opportunity to work alongside finnCap and welcome Sam Smith and Richard Snow to our Board. From the first time we met it was clear we had an aligned set of values and a shared vision for business being a force for good.”
Our joint venture with Energise means we can offer more services to businesses, dealing with the key issues business leaders need to solve.
finnCap Group is building a leading advisory firm for the mid-market and for the business of tomorrow. We offer a wide range of services to help companies deliver their ambitions whatever the market conditions, through ECM, PLC Strategic Advisory, Debt Advisory, M&A and Private Growth Capital.