SWIFT: deploying green assets to power the energy transition

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An impact strategy to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy

Created in 2019 with the backing of mutual and proprietary insurance companies, our impact strategy centred on biomethane has expanded its focus since 2021 to include hydrogen and green fuels. This pioneering strategy combines financial returns and measurable environmental impact in a fast-growing industry that has significantly gained in maturity.

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Decarbonising hard-to-abate sectors

Our SWIFT strategy helps to fund tangible solutions to decarbonising energy demands that are currently met by fossil fuels using oil and natural gas and that cannot be shifted to electricity. For the high-temperature heat needed by heavy industry or some forms of mobility, such as heavy duty mobility, aviation and marine transport. The SWIFT strategy also addresses the emissions from the agricultural sector.

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Creating local employment

Implementing these green assets locally not only reduces dependency on imported fossil fuels but also creates employment in sectors of the future that will gradually become essential to the economy and give life to an entire ecosystem.

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A team with unique expertise in this industry

Our team has extensive experience with direct investment in renewable energies, which is has gained by working with large industrial groups in gas and energy as well as large financial institutions. This dual expertise combined with specialised knowledge of the sector enables us to source quality over-the-counter investments and closely monitor operational aspects throughout the project life cycle, from development to operation.

A strategy dedicated to fighting climate change

Governments and businesses are constantly underscoring and upgrading their pledges to the environment, and civil society demands that these commitments be upheld. To fund the global energy transition, $37 billion must be invested by 2030, of which $18 billion has yet to be committed. Progress has been made or is under way in sectors such as electricity production, but it only accounts for half of final energy consumption and cannot, under any circumstances, satisfy all energy needs.

Reaching climate goals will necessarily include reducing energy consumption – through efforts to raise energy efficiency and shrink demand – and developing new green assets. Because biomethane, hydrogen and other green gases contribute to meeting these challenges, while generating other positive externalities linked to sustainable development and regional resilience, and because of the significant growth they are experiencing in Europe and North America, we have dedicated our SWIFT strategy to these green fuels.

42 transactions carried out since the first vintage year

200+ biomethane and hydrogen production plants funded

≈2m tonnes of CO2 avoided through our investments

Our investments

Newheat

Independent producer of renewable heat in France to decarbonise the heating needs of manufacturers and buildings

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Vireo

Norwegian biomethane producer serving a fast-growing market

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Arcadia eFuels

An international developer of e-fuel to decarbonise the aviation sector

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Sustainable Fuel Plant Group

Contributing to the expansion of the leading independent developer of large-scale biomethane facilities in the Netherlands

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Our investment team

Olivier AUBERT

Managing Director

François PASQUIER

Managing Director

Emmanuel SIMON

Managing Director

Thibauld THUILLEZ

Investment Director

Charles VALLÉE

Investment Director

Charlotte VIRALLY

Investment Director

Guillaume TUFFIGO

Head of Asset Management

Grégoire ALLEMANDOU

Principal

Maurice PIGNARD

Principal

Solène CANCEILL

Senior Associate

Gabrielle HUBERT

Senior Associate

Antoine EUDIER

Associate

Our investment expertise

Private equity

MULTI-STRATEGY PRIVATE EQUITY

A diversified range offering private access to the best sustainable funds and assets in Europe.

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Ocean impact

Blue Ocean

SWEN BLUE OCEAN

An impact investment strategy that invests directly in startups whose innovations are helping to regenerate ocean health.

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Tech for Good

SWEN Private Equity Multi-stratégie

VENTURE CAPITAL TECH FOR GOOD

An innovative approach to fund the growth of Tech for Good players and promote innovations for Nature’s benefit.

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Infrastructure

MULTI-STRATEGY INFRASTRUCTURE

A multi-strategy and co-investment expertise to finance tomorrow’s infrastructure for a sustainable economy.

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Mezzanine debt

MEZZANINE DEBT

A flexible approach of private debt combining mezzanine debt and equity while keeping ESG at the heart of financing.

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