AMP Ventures strategy
is to use our team's experience in structuring and arranging transactions
across a diverse range of clean energy technologies at different stages of
development, from late stage commercialization of technologies to operating
assets, with a focus on the underserved market for investments in the range
of $5 million to $30 million.
Within this context and the overall strategy, investment
parameters considered by AMP Ventures are the following:
AMP Ventures will consider investment opportunities from
the following clean energy technologies:
- Biomass power, including typical boiler technologies,
conversions of existing facilities, and gasification amongst others.
- Solar power, including solar thermal, concentrating
solar PV, and PV
- Geothermal power, including projects with drilling
risk to the extent such risk can be mitigated
- Waste-to-Energy, including gasification, pyrolisis,
and other technologies to convert Municipal Solid Waste (MSW),
biosolids, agricultural wastes, and other forms of waste into fuels or
- Landfill gas, including both power generation and
delivery of medium Btu gas supplies
- Hydro power, including run-of-river hydro facilities
as well as less conventional hydro-kinetic and tidal or ocean power
- Wind power, including energy storage technologies to
enhance the capacity factors of wind projects
- Energy efficiency, including technologies focused on
reducing the energy consumption of everyday products
We will also consider infrastructure transactions, such
as transmission, which support any of the above technologies.
Preference is for operating
assets or those that could achieve commercial operations or commercialization
within 12 to 18 months. However, the
AMP Ventures team has the requisite experience to consider transactions that
are in the later stages of technology commercialization in the above sectors
and need to pass through the technology "valley of death" to
achieve a commercial, scale operating facility. The development experience of a number of
members of our team allows AMP Ventures to quickly focus on the potential
viability of a project transaction as well.
AMP Ventures will typically focus on arranging
investments in the range of $5 million to $30 million. However, we will
consider investments outside this range on a case by case basis. Smaller
investments that have the potential to allow for a roll up into a larger
financing portfolio would be of special interest in this regard.
AMP Ventures' professionals have experience in energy
transactions on six continents, under all sorts of regulatory regimes.
Therefore, we are not averse to considering transactions in out-of-the-way
places. However, we would tend to focus on projects in North America due to
the depth of the market and the proximity of the investment.
AMP Ventures primarily focuses on arranging equity
investments, but can support companies looking for investments in bridge or
mezzanine financing as necessary and appropriate.