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Expansion Capital Partners’ Clean Technology Fund II closes with over USD100m

Expansion Capital Partners, LLC, has announced the final closing for the firm’s Clean Technology Fund II, LP with more than USD100,000,000.

Expansion Capital Partners, LLC, has announced the final closing for the firm’s Clean Technology Fund II, LP with more than USD100,000,000. Founded in early 2002, Expansion Capital was the first fund focused exclusively on expansion-stage, CleanTech equity investments.

Clean Technology Fund II is backed by the founding families of a dozen Fortune 1000 companies, numerous family foundations, several corporate strategic investors and leading financial institutions.

 ‘We are gratified by the investor confidence in our management team. This fundraising success reflects our strong portfolio of seven announced investments by Fund II,’ says Mark Donohue, the firm’s founder. ‘This capital will allow us to partner with more CleanTech entrepreneurs, as we work to grow companies into respected industry leaders, while creating real, sustainable value for shareholders and our planet.’

Expansion Capital’s management team includes General Partners Bernardo Llovera, formerly of GE Equity, and Diana Propper de Callejon, a co-founder of EA Capital, and Mark Donohue. The firm’s Principals include Kjartan Jansen and Alex Sloan. The team features 75 years of private equity, CleanTech, investment management and entrepreneurial operating experience, combined with proven track records as successful venture capital and technology investors.

Bernardo Llovera, General Partner, stated: ‘The confidence of our investors has allowed our firm to put together a talented team of investment professionals, with a bi-coastal presence, plus we have developed a depth of proprietary industry research to fuel our targeted investment strategy. Our team is taking an exceptionally active role in building our portfolio companies as we capitalize on our rich deal flow.’

‘The investment opportunities in Clean Technology continue to be compelling as corporate and government demand for resource efficiency grows rapidly,’ says Diana Propper de Callejon, General Partner. ‘Based on our deal flow, which is averaging 75 new opportunities per month, plus our proprietary tracking of about 4,000 private CleanTech enterprises, we needed to expand the fund beyond our original target of USD60m. We are fortunate to be partnering with an expanding group of leading CEO’s to build great companies.’

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