Calvin’s fund management activities seek to cover a broad and growing range of assets within the utilities industry, leveraging our operating expertise, transaction capabilities and funding platforms to acquire assets and pay for their installation.
This specialised asset finance experience enables us to develop innovative solutions tailored to deliver maximum benefits for our clients.
We have identified a number of attractive market sectors, which are identified below. However, we are flexible in our approach and open to discussion about funding opportunities within other asset classes.
Working in partnership with the licensed water companies, Calvin's infrastructure investment model can help smooth out the investment cycles associated with the regulatory AMP periods.
Our asset management teams can provide greater focus on investment performance and operational improvement. One key focal point in delivering a successful infrastructure deal is analysing the performance in the context of the regulatory environment in which they operate.
Electrification is one of the major trends that will reshape the global automotive industry in the coming years. Demand for electric vehicles (EV) is ever increasing due to regulatory support and advances in battery technology coupled with falling manufacturing costs.
This growing uptake of EVs has formed a requirement for investment to deliver robust EV infrastructure projects. Whether it's for businesses or the public sector, Calvin's financing could help generate stable, sustainable cash flows, and require minimal ongoing capital expenditures for our clients. In turn helping create more sustainable cities and environments.
Electrical energy storage has recently taken a big step towards becoming a credible and commercially viable energy alternative. There has been a significant increase in planned and newly-operating large-scale projects in the UK, which is accompanied by a growing interest at both grid-level and residential energy storage.
Lithium-ion batteries look set to continue leading the way for energy storage driven by the requirements of both grid-scale storage and electric cars.
Calvin Capital can support developers with energy storage projects by facilitating funding whilst generating returns from this economic infrastructure investment over the long term through an engaged asset management approach.
The Internet of Things (IoT) and introduction of smart meters has created a platform for innovative smart home products to better enable consumers to save energy in many different ways.
At Calvin we look for opportunities to partner with consumer facing businesses to deploy such products to their customer base without the need for collecting any upfront payment. In turn this increases the appeal for the consumers driving increasing demand and volume.
The changing make-up of power generation from traditional power stations to the inclusion of CHP, wind and solar demands a transition to more flexible generation and management to cope with the intermittency of renewables.
Investing in heat and renewable energy assets, can generate significant savings in energy use and costs. At Calvin we look to work with businesses and the public sector to cost-effectively acquire the energy assets they need. This could include a boiler rental financing arrangement for businesses to offer their domestic consumers. Through our understanding of the energy landscape combined with our financial strength and pedigree, we are able to develop innovative and flexible financial structures.
The new energy landscape is affecting the way that electricity is purchased, causing increased price volatility and potential uncertainty for business customers. Using a combination of energy efficiency measures and embedded generation - energy efficiency has a key role to play in helping energy users tackle the ‘energy trilemma'.
Calvin's investments can help businesses fund standalone energy efficiency retrofit projects (including LED lighting) as well as the installation of new distributed energy assets, collecting a return based on the savings achieved. This negates any need to raise capital whilst generating ongoing operational cost savings and reducing carbon emissions, in compliance with current and prospective building regulations.