Asia Climate Partners establishes headquarters office in Hong Kong

29 October 2014 – Asia Climate Partners (ACP), a joint venture by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), ORIX Corporation (ORIX) and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (Robeco) targeting mid-market, growth-oriented private equity opportunities in the clean energy, resource efficiency and environmental industry sectors in Asia, has today launched its headquarters office in Hong Kong.

“We are pleased to announce the opening of our new headquarters office, which represents another milestone in our continuing efforts to establish the leading private equity platform in developing Asia targeting growth capital investments across a variety of climate-related industries including renewable energy, energy efficiency, environmental services, and agribusiness. We see significant opportunities in these sectors that are structured to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns while concurrently delivering positive environmental and social impacts,” said Todd Freeland, Director General of ADB’s Private Sector Operations Department.

ACP will be capitalized initially by $400 million from its founding partners and other investors, including approximately $100 million each from ADB, ORIX and the UK Government.