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ECP LLP and BRZ Investimentos launch collaboration in investment for clean technology infrastructure and sustainable development

September 27th, 2014 – Earth Capital Partners LLP, a UK investment management business specializing in clean technology and sustainable development, and BRZ Investimentos, one of Brazil’s leading independent asset management firms, announce today a partnering to invest in clean technology, infrastructure and sustainable development in Brazil.

The partnering will seek out investment opportunities among companies with strong growth potential as well as a promising sustainable prospect both in social and environmental terms. “As of today, international investors, development institutions, foundations, sovereign wealth funds and local investors will be able to invest in new businesses in Brazil with the combined knowledge and reach of BRZ and ECP at their disposal” says BRZ’s senior Chairman and Managing Director Nelson Rozental.

ECP and BRZ have been studying the launch of new funds in the future in order to captivate an increasing number of investors requiring that their capital observe responsible social and environmental practices regardeless of the sector they invest in.

“We believe Brazil, with its rich natural capital and a dynamic social context, has the potential to be a leading market for sustainable investors”, says ECP’s Senior Partner Neil Brown. “Our role is to match investors from around the world with the best investment opportunities in Brazil and then to help those opportunities find the right degree of finance and international exposure. As with all ECP products, social and enviromental metrics will be built into all investment analysis and reporting. Partnering with BRZ is an exciting step forward in opening the Brazilian market to a wider audience of investors.”

About Earth Capital Partners LLP

ECP is an investment manager focussed towards renewable energy infrastructure; clean technology venture and expansion capital; and sustainable timberland. Our investors participate via funds, or managed accounts which invest in all or a sub-set of funds or specific assets. Sustainable Development – meeting the needs of today without jeopardising the ability of future generations to meet their needs – is at the heart of the ECP investment model. Responding to increasing investor demand for transparent, sustainable investment products, ECP has developed the Earth Dividend TM - an annual reported measure of the contribution investments make to sustainable development. Earth Capital Partners has been a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment since 2009.

About BRZ Investimentos BRZ Investimentos is a leading independent asset management firm in Brazil. Established in 2005 as a spinoff from GP Investments, leader in alternative investments in Latin America, BRZ Investimentos manages private equity, multimarket, stock and credit funds. BRZ is controlled by GP Investments and has an experienced team of 60 investment professionals with long tenures in the Brazilian capital markets. BRZ Investimentos has been developing a portfolio of high quality private equity assets in Brazil and has been a PRI (Principles for Responsible Investments) signatory for more than two years. The initiative is supported by the United Nations.

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