We seek to make impact investments with a dual objective of generating attractive risk-adjusted returns while creating a measurable social and environmental impact. Since 2001, we have been developing and investing in mission-driven customized portfolio solutions for our clients, investing across the growing market opportunity and leveraging Hamilton Lane’s global platform, network and deal flow. Importantly, we also identify and report on impact metrics of underlying investments.
- Strategic investment partner for private markets fund managers globally with broad coverage of private impact markets
- Striving to generate measurable social and environmental impact in addition to financial returns
- Same rigorous underwriting, shared intel, data and resources across Hamilton Lane’s investment and research activities, including an impact lens
- Investing with a focus on the core impact sectors of: Healthcare, Energy & Environment, Community Development and Financial Empowerment
Who they areProvider of cloud-based SaaS workplace philanthropic giving and employee engagement solutions that helps facilitate corporate social responsibility programs. Working with a wide variety of companies such as Google, Apple and many smaller businesses, the company has facilitated over 43 million employee volunteer hours.
Due to our existing relationship with the new sponsor, was we were able to source additional allocation to roll into the new deal and further participate in the company’s growth and future impact.
The HL advantage
Big pictureHamilton Lane received proprietary access into the deal as the only outside investor in a growth round for the fast-growing company. This was due to our relationship with the sponsor, who specifically sought out Hamilton Lane Impact capital.
The bottom lineWhen the company was sold after a short hold, Hamilton Lane received meaningful distributions.
Who they areAs one of the only solutions available to keep products -70 degrees Celsius throughout shipment, the company was contracted to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine worldwide.
Hamilton Lane garnered unique access to this transformative growth investment though our relationship with the management team as well as lead investor.
The HL advantage
Big pictureA notable ESG/Impact-oriented investment, AeroSafe Global’s innovative packaging allows customers to safely deliver temperature-sensitive products in a sustainable and environmentally friendly package that provides superior performance, while utilizing substantially less material than typical cold-chain logistics solutions.
Why it mattersAs one of the only solutions available to keep products -70 degrees Celsius throughout shipment, the company was contracted to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine and has delivered ~90 million doses worldwide. Importantly, the company’s packaging solutions have a 99% return rate, substantially reducing waste and lowering costs.
Who they areA cost-effective and expandable platform for Smart City deployments that leverage existing infrastructure to make cities smarter, safer and more connected.
Hamilton Lane received advantaged access and co-underwrote this oversubscribed growth round due to our existing relationship with management as an investor in a previous growth round.
The HL advantage
Why it mattersUbicquia provides innovative technology that helps cities reduce energy costs and expand public broadband, bridging the digital divide through its unique product offerings such as utility-grade power metering, inexpensive public Wi-Fi, increased cell coverage, and existing streetlight smart controls. Conversion from legacy streetlights can save a city 40-60% of electricity costs through an LED upgrade and ~85% when networking capabilities are added.
The bottom lineUbicquia’s services reduced the equivalent of 1,327 metric tons of CO2 emissions, as of August 2021.
Hamilton Lane’s platform, scale and data expertise give us a powerful advantage in identifying and executing on what we believe to be attractive investment opportunities aimed at benefitting society.
Co-Head of Impact Investments
Technology facilitates impact metric tracking
Hamilton Lane’s technology solutions support our objective of generating compelling returns and social and environmental impact for our investors. Using these technology solutions, we can monitor and report the relevant impact metrics respective to each investment. These metrics include, but are not limited to:
- Reduction in CO2 emissions
- Energy savings
- Water cleaned
- Landfill waste reduction