Clevest secures growth equity funding from Energy Impact Partners

pcJ News Briefs – Clevest has closed a new growth equity round of investment with Energy Impact Partners (EIP), a private equity firm that invests in innovative technologies, services, and products throughout the electricity supply chain from generation to consumption.

In 2015, Clevest closed a growth equity financing led by Accel-KKR, with Vancouver City Savings Credit Union (Vancity) participating in the round.

Richmond, BC based Clevest is a leading provider of innovative and configurable mobile workforce management and smart grid operations software solutions. The company specializes in optimizing utility field operations, automating field activities and processes to improve safety, reliability, and response time.

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Energy Impact Partners Invests in Clevest
Last update: January 9, 2018

Funding from utility partner coalition will enable Clevest to execute growth strategy

Clevest has closed an investment with Energy Impact Partners (EIP), a private equity firm that strategically invests in innovative technologies, services, and products throughout the electricity supply chain from generation to consumption.

“We are very excited to have EIP as a partner to continue our market leadership in the utility industry and help accelerate our business globally,” said Thomas Ligocki, President and CEO of Clevest. “We believe the EIP partnership is as important as the investment capital itself. We look forward to expanding our innovative technologies, together with EIP’s network of utility partners, during this exciting growth phase of our company.”

EIP takes a collaborative approach to energy innovation by bringing incumbents, capital and entrepreneurs together to shape the future of energy. With over a dozen utility partners, EIP seeks to work with innovators that want to make a difference in the energy infrastructure.

“EIP invests in the full life-cycle of an electron: from generation through transmission and distribution to consumption,” commented Hans Kobler, CEO and Managing Partner at EIP. “Optimizing and managing field services is essential to driving utility workforce efficiencies. We are pleased to partner with Clevest.”

“Clevest is a leader in mobile workforce management and provides significant value to utility customers,” added Michael Donnelly, the partner at EIP who led the deal. “The company has a proven team that delivers high-value solutions to a global customer base.”

About Energy Impact Partners

Energy Impact Partners is a private equity firm that strategically invests in innovative technologies, services, and products throughout the electricity supply chain from generation to consumption. Through close collaboration with its investor base, EIP seeks to bring the best companies, buying power and vision in the industry to bear on the emerging energy landscape. EIP’s utility partners include Southern Company, National Grid, Xcel Energy, Ameren, Great Plains Energy, Fortis Inc., AGL, Avista, MGE Energy Inc., TEPCO, PTT Public Company Limited, OGE Energy Corp., TransCanada, and Alliant Energy. For more information visit www.energyimpactpartners.com


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