Director of Solar Research MissionPoint Capital Partners
Ramsay Ravenel is an Associate and Director of Solar Research at MissionPoint Capital Partners. He is responsible for sourcing new transactions and managing the firm's investment in SunEdison and serving as an Observer on the Amonix Board of Directors. He also covers emerging initiatives in the compound semiconductor and energy storage markets. Ramsay previously worked with Marshall Street Management (MSM), where he contributed to the development of the firm's environmental investment strategy. He helped originate and execute MSM's investments in SunEdison, Climate Change Capital, and EcoSecurities and played a key role in the EcoSecurities IPO in December 2005. Prior to Marshall Street Management, Ramsay worked in forestland investment and conservation finance and began his career in Indonesian Borneo with a sustainable forestry project. He was the lead author and editor of a book titled Illegal Logging in Tropics: Strategies for Cutting Crime. Ramsay has an MBA from the Yale School of Management, a Master of Forestry from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and an AB in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College.
MissionPoint Capital Partners' mission is to accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy by providing growth capital, knowledge and a broad network of relationships to companies focused on the clean energy, energy efficiency and environmental finance sectors.
The firm believes that mounting environmental constraints are driving a significant transformation in the way business is conducted, creating a rising demand for clean technologies across all sectors of the global economy. As a result, MissionPoint Capital Partners are in the early stages of a fundamental and long-term transition to a low-carbon economy, requiring trillions of dollars in capital expenditures as well as the deployment of alternative technologies and business models. A number of other uncorrelated macro drivers are reinforcing the demand for clean energy and environmental finance-related businesses, including increasing energy price volatility, and improving economics of alternative energy solutions.
MissionPoint Capital Partners' first investment vehicle, a private equity fund, MPCP Fund I, closed in January 2007 with $335 million in investment capital. Their LP base is comprised of like-minded, sophisticated investors and includes HNW individuals, institutions, endowments, foundations, and partnerships.