Mentha announces the launch of the Mentha Impact Fund I. This is the first buy-out fund in the Benelux solely focused on investments in companies that contribute to achieving climate and environmental goals.

The new fund will invest in themes such as resource efficiency, sustainable production and process technology, and energy transition. It targets SMEs with revenues between EUR 5 and 100 million. The team aims for significant and measurable results in climate and environmental impact combined with financial returns. In addition to financing buy-outs, the fund can also provide growth capital.

Mentha Impact Fund I will have a size of EUR 140 million and operates alongside Mentha’s existing buy-out funds. The capital is raised from private and institutional investors.

“Mentha Impact Fund I is a natural step in the development of Mentha. For years, we have been improving the sustainability of our companies, focusing not only on achieving returns but also on considering people and the planet,” said Edo Pfennings, co-founder of Mentha and partner of Mentha Impact. “We want to use our decades of experience to help accelerate and expand companies that have a positive impact on climate and the environment.”

The Mentha Impact team consists of experienced investment professionals. The team is intrinsically motivated to use private equity to accelerate the growth of ‘green’ companies and to support companies with a ‘brown’ business model in their transition to become more sustainable. The team will actively collaborate with portfolio companies to achieve ‘transformative’ growth and thus maximize positive impact.

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