Virgin Green Fund is a leading, independent mid-cap buy-out and growth private equity firm investing capital in the resource efficiency, consumer sustainability, and renewable energy sectors in North America, Europe and Emerging Markets.
We manage two investment funds. Virgin Green Fund I, L.P. is a growth equity fund established in 2007 targeting North American and Europe. VGF Emerging Markets Growth I, L.P. is a mid-cap buyout/growth fund targeting Central Eastern Europe, Turkey, Russia and other CIS countries that was established in 2012, and has announced the formation of the fund with more than $200 million in capital commitments. We deploy growth capital in established product, equipment, service and infrastructure companies with proven commercial success and strong underlying fundamentals operating in our core sectors and geographies. We seek to help management teams increase the value of growth businesses by utilizing our equity, experience and global networks to help companies seize opportunities and solve problems. In doing so, we work actively with our portfolio companies, bringing to bear the operational expertise and financial acumen of our Team to help management teams think critically about strategic issues. We are uniquely positioned to access attractive investment opportunities, and help portfolio companies maximize value:
- Our Team has nearly 100 years of combined experience investing in the target sectors and has a demonstrated track record in helping companies to build, shape and accelerate growth
- We are committed to the success of our companies and work collaboratively with management teams to drive growth and improve company performance through a range of value-enhancing initiatives, including recruiting, acquisitions, and financings
- Our strong business relationships, global networks and strategic vision help us attract valuable partners to propel our portfolio companies towards value creation
- Our theme-based approach to sourcing transactions coupled with our deep insights on market evolution helps us form a unique position on the risk/return profile of investment opportunities. Our brand awareness and affiliation with Sir Richard Branson and the Virgin Group create unparalleled deal flow and recognition
Collectively, the investment teams have invested more than $2.5 billion in 60 transactions with experience from TPG, BP, Credit Suisse, VTB, Bancroft, Actis, Morgan Stanley, Wolfensohn & Co., JVP Yahoo!, and Virgin Green Fund, including extensive principal investment experience in the target regions.
The Team operates out of offices in London, New York, and Moscow.