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Year Founded: 1999

AUM: $1.1B | Dry Powder: $185.9M

26 Ives Street, London SW3 2ND, England, UK

Zouk Capital is a private equity firm founded in 1999 and is based in London, UK. Zouk’s investment strategy focuses on the opportunities emerging at the intersection of infrastructure, technology and sustainability sectors

Key Contacts

  • Samer Salty
    Founder & Managing Partner
  • Gerhard Swart
    Partner and Finance Director
  • Norris Latshaw
    Partner & Head of Investor Relations and Fundraising

Investment Preferences

  • Preferred Industries
    Commercial Products, Commercial Services, Commercial Transportation, Communications and Networking, Computer Hardware, Consumer Products and Services (B2C), Energy Equipment, Energy Services, Exploration, Production and Refining, Financial Services, Healthcare
  • Geographical Preference
    Europe, US
  • Preferred Deal Types
    Later Stage VC, PE Growth/Expansion
  • Other Investment Preferences
    Prefers minority stake, Prefers majority stake, Seeks ESG investments, Seeks Impact investments

Investments By Year

Source: Pitchbook

Funds Closed

Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund
Vintage: 2019

Size: $548M

Dry Powder: $120M 

Details: The fund targets investments in the energy infrastructure and infrastructure sectors

Renewable Energy & Environmental Infra. Fund II
Vintage: 2013

Size: $304.1M

Dry Powder: $13.6M

Details: It targets energy, TMT, waste management & infrastructure industries in Europe

Cleantech Europe II
Vintage: 2010

Size: $330.2M

Dry Powder: $46.4M

Details: It targets renewable energy, energy efficiency, IT industries etc

Investments By Industry

Investments By Region

Source: Pitchbook

Key Investments

In February 2023, EO Charging, a provider of EV charging solutions for fleets, secured $80 million of development capital from Zouk Capital ,Vortex Energy and other undisclosed investors. The investment will accelerate the growth plans and global expansion strategy of EO Charging. The investment will allow EO Charging to further expand its fleet charging solutions business in North America and Europe

In May 2020, Liberty Global & Zouk Capital formed Liberty Charge as a joint venture. Liberty Charge is a provider of vehicle charging facility

In Oct 2019, Italy’s Solar Ventures Srl teamed up with Zouk Capital to develop an initial 120MW portfolio of subsidy-free PV projects in Italy. The mid-development stage projects will be entirely financed by the two investors and won’t rely on feed-in tariffs (FiTs) or other government incentive mechanisms. After the completion, the solar power plants will generate revenue by selling output under long-term PPAs

In May 2019, Zouk Capital acquired a 51% stake in Building Energy Ltd.’s subsidiary BE Power through a capital increase. This funding allowed BE Power to pursue its business strategy. BE Power operates as a virtual power plant technology through its 100% owned subsidiary 4Energia, which operates as an energy trader and provides demand response services

In Sep 2018, EO Charging secured a £13 million investment co-led by Zouk Capital to continue its growth. The investment from Zouk was initially used to grow EO Charging’s team as well as for the development of its product range. This helped fleet solution EO Genuis, which connects smart-enabled chargers to the EO Hub, which manages the host business and communicate with the wider energy system

In Dec 2016, Basingstoke electric vehicle charging company InstaVolt was backed by a £12 million equity investment from Zouk Capital. InstaVolt provides rapid charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and planned to use the funding to achieve its target of introducing rapid charging points in more than 3,000 locations by 2020. The company is working with local authorities, businesses and landowners across the UK to install its charging points, which deliver a financial return for those who house them. These charging points can be utilised almost anywhere

In Jan 2016, Taulia raised $46 million in Series E financing led by Zouk Capital. This investment was used for rapid expansion. Taulia is a SaaS platform and network for supplier financing, e-invoicing and supplier portals. Some of the brands using Taulia’s services include Coca-Cola, Consolidated, Pfizer, Pacific Gas & Electric, Hallmark, and others

Other Details

Zouk invests in commercially proven technology companies to accelerate growth, increase market share and create value. Its infrastructure investment funds finance the construction of new high-yielding assets by acquiring, developing and funding late-stage renewable energy infrastructure projects. The firm’s total assets under management stands at $1.1 billion. Zouk’s investment team comprises 23 experienced professionals

The firm’s open fund Zouk Growth III is a private equity growth expansion fund managed by Zouk Capital. The fund is located in London, UK

83North, American Express Ventures, Aggregate, AME Ventures, BankInvest Group, Creandum, Elliott Management, Greylock Partners, Index Ventures, J.P. Morgan, Masdar Capital, MissionPoint Partners, Novus Energy Partners, Renewable Capital, SEB Private Equity,Trinity Ventures, Vattenfall Europe Venture are some of the co-investors who invest alongside Zouk Capital

Source: Pitchbook, Company Website, Press Release