Catalyst Investment Management “Catalyst”, based in Jordan, is the first Arab MENA region private equity fund manager specialized in the energy (technology, renewables and efficiency) and the water sectors. It is uniquely structured to have a positive strategic and financial impact on the Arab region.
Catalyst Investment Management (CIM) was established in 2006 and began investing in solar, water and oil/gas efficiency technology companies in 2007. It was the region’s first energy and water technology / venture capital fund, with investments in the Levant, North Africa, and the Gulf (GCC).
In 2011, Catalyst began its project development activities, being the lead developer for the 23MWp Solar PV project, Falcon Ma’an Solar Power (Jordan Round 1); and then launched CMCF in 2016.
CMCF has over $57M USD in equity and is backed primarily by European Government investors. CMCF developed, owns and operates two government and one private sector PV Power Plant of 44MWp total in Jordan and 65MWp in Benban Solar Park in Egypt. CMCF additionally is currently investing in 65MWp of Solar PV Projects in the region. With 174MWp in total up to date, Catalyst has the ambition to pursue additional 500MWp over the next 5 years.
Catalyst/CMCF’s principles of responsible investing are embedded in its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Framework, which provides the structure and guidance for its investment team as well as its portfolio companies.