Hambro Perks acquires Ombu – a global portfolio of leading environmental technology companies.

Hambro Perks, an international investment firm focussed on private technology investing, announced it has acquired Ombu, a group comprised of seven high growth environmental technology companies.

The transaction was financed via Hambro Perks Environemtnal Technologies I LP, (HPET I) a newly-established vehicle focussed on emerging environmental technologies.  Hambro Perks, Ombu’s existing management team and the Schroder UK Public Private Trust plc are the anchor investors in HPET I, alongside a number of private and institutional investors.

Hambro Perks will assume management of the portfolio alongside Ombu’s existing management team of highly-experienced industry leaders, including Founder and CEO Stephen Brooke, Investment Director Duncan White, and Sir John Rose who will serve as Chairman of the HPET I, and join the Hambro Perks advisory board.

The Ombu portfolio consists of seven fast-growth technology companies, working to solve some of the most important environmental challenges faced by the world today. The portfolio includes:

  • Bluewater Bio – Bluewater Bio provides water treatment technologies and solutions, focused on rapid upgrading, optimisation and monitoring of water and wastewater treatment plans.
  • Iceotope – Iceotope is a leader in chassis-level liquid cooling technologies for the data and Edge-of-Network cooling market. Such technologies help data centre owners reduce their carbon footprint significantly, whilst cost-effectively managing the explosive growth in data generation.
  • P2i – P2i provides a suite of liquid-repellent nanocoating solutions to OEMs in the global electronics industry increasing life and reducing waste.

Dominic Perks, Co-Founder and CEO at Hambro Perks, said: “We are excited to announce today’s transaction.  Environmental technology is a sector which is set to experience enourmous growth on every continent, as we all look to reduce our impact on the planet and move towards solving important environmental challenges.   Partnering with real thought leaders within the space is very exciting for our investors and us, and aligns with Hambro Perks’ investment thesis of focussing on technology companies to have a positive impact on the world we live in.”

John Rose, Chairman of Ombu said: “Everyone at Ombu is delighted to be partnering with Hambro Perks.  They have an entrepreneurial team and the vision needed to back and build businesses with real purpose and scale.”

About Ombu
Ombu is a holding company owning stakes in seven environmental technology companies and providing operational support to those investments. Ombu was founded as a specialist early and growth stage investor in environmental technologies. It made its first investments in 2011.

The Ombu portfolio comprises:

  • Bluewater Bio – Bluewater Bio provides water treatment technologies and solutions, focused on rapid upgrading, optimisation and monitoring of water and wastewater treatment plans.
    Bowman – Bowman develops waste to heat energy hardware technologies to improve engine efficiency, reduce emissions and reduce fuel consumption.
    driivz – driivz provides software solutions which enable Electric Vehicle (EV) charging network operators to efficiently manage their infrastructure and customers.
    i20 – i20 is a smart water network solutions provider to water utilities around the world – helping them to monitor and manage their freshwater distribution networks.
    Iceotope – Iceotope is a leader in chassis-level liquid cooling technologies for the data and Edge-of-Network cooling market. Such technologies help data centre owners reduce their carbon footprint significantly, whilst cost-effectively managing the explosive growth in data generation.
    Open Energi – Open Energi is an energy management platform for automating and optimising distributed asses in real time to reduce energy costs and provide flexile capacity to enable a 100% renewable energy system.
    P2i – P2i provides a suite of liquid-repellent nanocoating solutions to OEMs in the global electronics industry to improve the reliability of their products and reduce waste.
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