Sustainable Investment

Investment Focus

New Project Specialisation: Iona specialises in primary investments in sustainable infrastructure projects, with a particular focus on  Bioenergy, Energy Efficiency, Energy from Waste and Recycling.

Low Risk Investments: The core philosophy underpinning the selection of projects is that they are well proven technologies/processes with strong counterparties thereby lowering the overall  risk profile. Construction risk is further reduced with a comprehensive construction contract package with non-performance penalties.

Attractive Returns: Iona seeks to deliver unlevered returns of 10% + which it achieves by investing in primary projects and delivering these projects through to full operational capability. These projects are typically financed with 100% equity (5% pure equity, 95% shareholder loans) but once fully operational a refinancing will be undertaken. In this way investors will receive a significant return of capital and retain ownership of the asset. 

Added value by:

  • negotiating exclusive rights to projects with developers;
  • de-risking through design, structuring and contracts negotiation;
  • delivering these projects to financial completion
  • ensuring that they achieve operational performance targets.

Significant Carbon savings: Iona is a signatory to PRI with an A rating across all categories and provides clear reports on key ESG KPI’s. This includes specific and measurable carbon savings.

Our Investment Focus

What We Do

Bioenergy

An umbrella term for renewable natural organic material - be that wood, crops or other feedstock such as food or agricultural wastes - used as a fuel to produce energy or heat. This includes the production of biogas from anaerobic digestion.

Energy from Waste

Energy from waste (EFW) describes thermal treatment of waste to produce energy.

Energy Efficiency

Projects designed to reduce the carbon emissions associated with energy production and consumption. This includes solar and energy storage.

Recycling

Projects designed to convert waste into reusable materials

FAQs

Our most frequent investment focus questions and answers

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