Fund-raising for Innovators in the Blue Economy
We raise capital for innovative enterprises in sustainable maritime sectors in the EMEA region. Our track record features:
- Raising over $1bn for alternative investments
- Advising the EC Blue Economy Investment Platform
- Evaluating 400+ innovators in Europe's blue economy for public funding
- Presenting maritime investment themes & companies to qualified investors
- Building bridges between African and European maritime businesses
Europe’s Blue Economy generates E 500bn per annum and 5.3mn jobs. Eco-Tourism, Sustainable Seafood, Green Shipping, Offshore Energy, BioTech and Marine Digital Technologies are growth sectors. But Europe’s seas are deteriorating with pollution, overfishing and climate change. Innovative SMEs provide solutions to many marine problems. They often lack long-term funding and business support. This is why we were engaged by the EC to build a public funding capability for maritime enterprises. Under BlueCapital, we provide the other half of the capital solution: Private Investment and Business Partnerships. We offer capital placement and advisory services to enterprises that advance maritime sustainability criteria.
With over 35,000km of coastline and rich marine resources, Africa's blue economy is an enormous opportunity. However, those resources are under extreme pressure from pollution, over-fishing and competing interests. Coastal communities and locally-owned enterprises need both capital and business partners to meet these challenges. We offer to help African and multi-lateral groups with capital and operational partners. This is a grant-funded effort to provide solutions to Africa's blue economy issues with on-ground partners to identify sustainable maritime enterprises across Africa.
Supporting SDG 14 - Life Below Water - requires private capital for ocean assets: Fisheries, Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), Coral Reefs and Mangroves. Public and foundation capital supplies only 10% of the annual capital required to achieve the SDGs. BlueCapital Conserv is our initiative to promote marine conservation opportunities to private investors. We help structure and sell these opportunities - for they must be sold, like any other investment product. This is our mission.