Paladin believes that a combination of market, environmental, and energy independence imperatives will continue to fuel rapid growth for the broad clean tech and alternative energy sectors. Paladin’s alternative energy team has a long history of operating, financing, and working with growing energy and technology companies. In addition, we have also built a network of strategic advisors and corporate partners with significant energy experience to help us grow and commercialize our portfolio companies’ technologies and products. We focus on sectors not only which we believe have the largest growth prospects, but also in which our team’s relationships and expertise can add the most value. Specific investment areas to date have included biofuel production assets, thin-film solar, energy IT and LED lighting technology. Paladin continues to focus on new opportunities in alternative fuels, renewable energy generation technologies, and energy management and storage.
Paladin invests across all stages of a company’s life cycle. Our professionals have significant experience making traditional venture investments, ranging from seed to later stage. In addition, we are highly capable in structuring more complex transactions such as leveraged buyouts, PIPEs, spin-outs, and project finance. Specifically, in the biofuels sector, we continue to look for operational assets which fit strategically with our existing biofuels platforms in the U.S. and Brazil.