Partners that enhance our offering
Through working with select partners, ion Ventures increases the value of our services, complementing our capabilities with an ecosystem of like-minded companies, all at the forefront of their areas of expertise. This alignment of skills and experience enhances the quality of outcomes we deliver, reinforcing our offering to all elements of the market.
GLIL is an Alternative Investment Fund with £2.475bn of committed capital. The fund was established in April 2015 by Greater Manchester Pension Fund and the London Pensions Fund Authority. It was relaunched in 2018 as an Alternative Investment Fund to invest in infrastructure projects and is now supported by a number of UK Local Government Pension Funds, including Greater Manchester, Merseyside and West Yorkshire Pension Funds, which are known collectively as Northern LGPS, and Lancashire County Pension Fund, Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund and the London Pensions Fund Authority, which form Local Pensions Partnership. In March 2021, GLIL was appointed as an infrastructure investment partner for Nest, the Government-established workplace pension provider.
Collyer Bristow is one of London’s leading law firms. The firm provides high quality, individually tailored legal advice to a portfolio of international and domestic clients including businesses, wealthy individuals & families, and ambitious entrepreneurs.
They support ambitious, often owner managed, businesses investors and entrepreneurs in building, operating and scaling enterprises from early stage right through to exit, and enhancing and growing all of their capital. Their Commercial Services Department supports the Corporate and Commercial team, which has expertise in IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and shareholder agreements, company reconstructions, general company law, insolvency and corporate restructuring, by providing Employment, and Intellectual Property and Data protection services to add value to their commercial clients with an inclusive commercial services offering. The firm also has a particular reputation for Dispute Resolution; Private Wealth; and Real Estate services.
Clients choose Collyer Bristow because they appreciate individuality, creativity and collaboration, and because they give high quality advice, delivered in an unstuffy way by people who take the time to really understand their needs and are committed to finding the right solution. Clients recognise that their needs may be unique and more complex, or that simply in progressing with their legal issue they value a more engaged and personalised service from their lawyers.
Clean Energy Associates (CEA) is a solar PV and energy storage engineering services firm established in 2008 which serves investors, EPC contractors, utilities and other downstream clients in the areas of supply chain management, quality assurance, independent engineering, and other engineering services. CEA’s team of 85+ professionals and 60+ engineers operating in 10 countries and 4 continents have worked with clients in over 50 countries and completed over 35GW of projects.
New Energy Nexus strives towards an abundant world with a 100% clean energy economy for 100% of the population in the shortest time possible. New Energy Nexus is an international non-profit that supports clean energy entrepreneurs with funds, accelerators, and networks. Started in California, New Energy Nexus now also operate programs in New York, China, India, Southeast Asia, and East Africa.
Foot Anstey LLP is leading national law firm, with a core sector focus on Energy and Infrastructure. The teams have an enviable track record in energy storage, large scale solar deployment and, over the past 2-3 years, extensive work in the EV/sustainable transport sector. As a full service firm, the Foot Anstey can advise on all aspects of sustainability projects, but prides itself on going beyond this to offer introductions and connections, deep industry knowledge and pragmatic advice on business strategy and stakeholder engagement.
From advising on the very first transmission-connected battery projects, financing utility-scale solar projects in Spain and Portugal to extensive work on energy and EV system data and connectivity, the team is always keen to share knowledge and best practice and contribute to the wider industry conversation. More importantly, though, Foot Anstey's team know where we as a global community need to get to, and strive to find ways to get there faster.
Inovasi is a Jakarta-based social enterprise working to de-risk energy access investments in Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific region. Inovasi team members have extensive experience in micro-grid electricity system design, implementation and operation & maintenance, capacity building and training activities, technical inspection of microgrid assets, along with socio-techno-economic surveys and impact assessment of energy access. Inovasi's founders and team members have collectively worked on projects to inspect, survey and visit 500 rural villages and minigrids across Indonesia. Inovasi also develops their own technologies for Smart Modular Minigrids and Swarm Solar Generators. These innovations have earned international recognition such as the ASEAN Energy Award (2020), UNIDO’s Energy Globe Award (2020), and a semi-finalist in Shell’s LIVEWIRE Top Ten Innovators (2020).
Irish-based CSC Ltd provides a wide variety of financial, legal, consultancy and planning services to property developers and site owners, with an emphasis on producing low-carbon and renewable energy solutions wherever viable. It has collaborated with ion Ventures on a number of projects in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, and Brexit has opened up further opportunities for EU expansion. Current projects in Ireland include large-scale EV charging facilities within the Dublin area and a 4MW solar farm in the midlands.
Zonke Energy is a growing social enterprise servicing off-grid communities in Cape Town, South Africa, with renewable energy. At Jabula in Cape Town, where Zonke services an “informal” settlement with basic electricity, they developed a scalable business concept for an end to end renewable energy utility. It is Zonke's ambition to further expand this concept into urban Africa in order to service more poor communities with electricity.
Constant Energy is a renewable electricity generation and storage investment platform which invests in and manages high-quality power assets in selected countries. As a solar developer and Independent Power Producer (IPP), they develop, design, finance, build, own and operate utility-scale and large industrial rooftop-based solar PV power plants. Their team is specialised and experienced, and directly manages its international assets with a long-term outlook. They firmly believe that only a local and active asset management can achieve the targeted return on a long-term basis.
Founded in 2012, Smart Grid Consultancy (SGC) is a service provider in Smart Grids and Demand Response, with the team having been responsible for the first commercial development of the UK's market leading aggregated smart grid service provider and pioneered the concept of managed STOR & triad services.
SGC has an extensive network of customers, suppliers and experts in almost every aspect of Smart Grid development and operation. These include National Grid, Distribution Networks and Electricity Suppliers who are often seen as the key players in the future of Smart Grids.