Zurich, 5 January 2016 – Over the past six years, Aravis’ energy team has successfully invested in renewable energy assets across Europe. Investors in Aravis Energy I LP, a FINMA-regulated Swiss fund launched in 2009 and liquidated in 2015, received more than double of their commitments. The high return was attributable to the fund’s well differentiated build-and-sell strategy as well as the team’s ability to identify and exploit special situations, which enabled the fund to keep hold periods short and associated risks low. Besides Aravis Energy I LP, Aravis’ energy division has been accountable for a number of successful investments executed under advisory mandates.
Due to changed energy market conditions, which do not favor Aravis’ niche investment strategy, the fund raising campaign for a successor product did not progress as planned. As a result, the energy team decided to separate as of 31 December 2015. Aravis will not continue the energy operations but will remain active in its other fields of business.
Jean-Philippe Tripet, CFA
Tel.: +41 43 499 20 00
Aravis operates as an established Swiss investment advisor for equity investments in private companies. The team of Aravis has successfully built, financed and developed over 100 companies at home and abroad. Aravis serves more than 30 investors including industrial companies, pension funds, state funds, insurance companies and family offices. Thereby Aravis offers a comprehensive range of services, from investment consulting and implementation to fund administration. Aravis was founded in 2001 in Zurich. www.aravis.ch