ClearlySo raises more than £2 million to capitalise on surging interest in impact investing
London, United Kingdom – ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank, announces it has secured more than £2 million, exceeding its original fundraising goal, from a combination of existing and new individual and institutional investors. The new funding will be used to hire additional team members and positions the firm to capitalise on surging demand for impact investments.
In recent years, impact investing has moved “from promise to reality” with many mainstream financial institutions entering the market. According to reports by The Global Impact Investing Network, global impact investing assets under management (AUM) have more than doubled in the past year alone, from $228bn to $502bn, surpassing the growth from the previous six years combined.
Since 2008, ClearlySo has assisted more than 140 high-impact enterprises and funds across more than 180 transactions by providing corporate finance, advisory and capital raising services – solidifying its position as the European market leader. In particular, the company has seen rapidly increasing interest from family offices and VC firms from all across Europe, specifically targeting high-impact/high-return ClearlySo clients such as Tonik, bio-bean, Bulb and others.
In the current investment round, 13 existing and 6 new investors from 6 different countries participated.
Rodney Schwartz, chief executive of ClearlySo, commented: “Having witnessed the massive expansion of interest in this sector, we set out to raise £1-2 million to take advantage of the many opportunities which are presenting themselves—we are thrilled to have been successful in receiving this support—our future is looking very exciting!”
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ClearlySo is Europe’s leading impact investment bank, working exclusively with enterprises and funds delivering positive social, ethical, and/or environmental impact as well as financial return.
Originally founded in 2008, ClearlySo has helped more than 140 clients raise more than £258 million in impact investment from its extensive network of high-net-worth individual, family office and institutional investors.
ClearlySo is headquartered in London.
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