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:
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.”
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: