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Company Overview of Masdar Venture Capital

Company Overview

Masdar Venture Capital is the investment arm of Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company specializing in direct and fund of funds investments. Within direct equity, it seeks to make private equity and venture capital investments. The firm invests in clean technology and renewable energy, energy and material efficiency, carbon management, environmental resources and services, monetization, water usage, and desalination. It prefers to invest in North America, Europe and Asia. The firm seeks equity investments between $5 million and $35 million. It takes both controlling and non-controlling stakes. The firm seeks to exit its investments after a period of five to six years. Masdar Venture Capita was foun...

Masdar City

Opposite Presidential Flight

Khalifa City A

Abu Dhabi,  

United Arab Emirates

Founded in 2006

Phone:

971 2 653 3333

Fax:

971 2 653 6002

Key Executives for Masdar Venture Capital

Chief Executive Officer
Principal of Masdar Clean Tech Fund
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Masdar Venture Capital Key Developments

Masdar & Energias Sign Agreement for Renewable Energy

Masdar signed a framework agreement with Energias De Portugal (EDP), to explore opportunities to deploy large-scale renewable energy projects and promote renewables as source of foreign aid. The framework outlines geographic opportunities for co-development - for both wind and solar power - in countries that have supportive regulatory frameworks. The cooperation will also explore projects to develop renewable power and improve energy access where it results in tremendous economic and social impact for developing countries. The areas of focus include Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Europe.

Masdar Plans to Collaborate with the European Investment Bank to Accelerate the Development of Clean Energy Projects in Parts of the Middle East and North Africa

Masdar announced plans to collaborate with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to accelerate the development of clean energy projects in parts of the Middle East and North Africa. The framework agreement, signed during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, allows Masdar and EIB to jointly identify investment opportunities to develop and finance renewable energy projects. This partnership will contribute to better technical and financial resources for mature project preparation in renewable energy. Masdar's interests are broadly aligned with EIB's objectives and collaboration could potentially lead to synergies, in particular for project identification, evaluation and development. As part of the agreement, EIB and Masdar will also look for opportunities to develop human capital through a hands-on internship program.

Masdar to Build 200-MW Wind Farm in Egypt

Masdar announced that the company intends to construct a 200-MW wind park in Egypt as part of its long term investment plant. Back in 2010 Masdar and the Egyptian New And Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) sealed a framework agreement for the 200-MW wind project, planned to be the first joint venture initiative between Egypt and the UAE in the renewable energy sector. The project's value is estimated at AED 2.1 billion (USD 572 million/EUR 437 million). The construction of the wind scheme is seen to help Egypt achieve its goal of getting 20% of its total electricity from renewable energy sources by 2020. The country introduced its renewable energy target in 2008, with wind representing 12%, or 7.2 GW, of the total goal. It also aims to attract AED 36.8 billion in energy investments by 2027.

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