This fund offers investors the chance to combine financial objectives and sustainable benefits for the environment.

“The circular economy is new-age materialism. In it, the value of material throughout its life cycle is understood. The circular economy is resource-smartness. It is a marriage of the economy and the environment and a new economic model that is a solution to combining economic growth with globally limited resources. The circular economy is more than just recycling because, right from the very beginning, the aim of the circular economy is to manufacture materials and products that remain in circulation, thus also minimising the amount of waste generated,” says Tero Luoma, Taaleri’s Investment Director.

Taaleri reacted to a changing world and to responsible thinking by establishing the Taaleri Circular Economy Private Equity Fund. It was opened to investors in March 2016 and, after just six weeks, had accumulated approximately €40 million of investment commitments from a total of some 370 investors.

The fund focuses particularly on three themes: renewable energy, recycling and material processing, and energy-saving solutions. The circular economy has also been a spearhead of the Finnish Government Programme. According to a report by Sitra, for Finland the circular economy is an opportunity worth €1.5–€2.5 billion in added value.

During its period of activity, Circular Economy has made capital investments in both companies and individual production plants. The fund is a well-balanced combination of growth companies, established businesses and cash flow-based asset items.

The fund’s investments are Chempolis, Etelä-Suomen Lämpöhuolto, Envera, Naps Solar, OptiWatti, tyre recycling companies​​​​​​​ Suomen Kiertoketju and Ecomation, Touchpoint and Volter.

The fund is closed and is no longer accepting new investors.

Portfolio Managers

Pontus Oinonen

Pontus Oinonen

Investment Director
Taaleri Private Equity Funds Ltd
Helsinki
+358 40 515 7751
Tero Luoma

Tero Luoma

Investment Director
Taaleri Private Equity Funds Ltd
Tampere
+358 50 344 9993