PREQIN confirms top performance of ARAVIS’ energy fund

Zurich, 13 October 2015 – Over the past six years, Aravis Energy I LP has successfully invested in renewable energy assets across Europe. Following the last two exits earlier this year, the fund is now being liquidated, remarkably five years ahead of the contractual lifetime. Investors received more than double of their commitments, yielding an IRR of 448%. The high return is attributable to the fund’s well differentiated build-and-sell strategy as well as the team’s ability to identify and exploit special situations, which enabled the fund to keep hold periods short and associated risks low. “We are extremely happy that we were able to successfully execute our strategy, delivering attractive cash-on-cash returns to our investors. Preqin’s independent comparison proves that our niche approach clearly has its merits.’’, commented Oliver Thalmann, Managing Partner of Aravis.


Aravis is one of the most experienced renewable energy investors in Europe and in the process of launching its third investment vehicle in this area, a FINMA-regulated Swiss fund open for qualified institutional investors. The seasoned management team will continue to execute attractive investment opportunities in line with the successful strategy of Aravis Energy I. The growing renewable energy market in Europe and investors’ high demand for real assets such as wind, hydro and photovoltaic power plants, which is fueled by historically low interest rates, provide a promising playing field for Aravis’ new fund.


Aravis SA
Dr. Oliver Thalmann, CFA
Managing Partner
Tel.: +41 43 499 20 00


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Aravis operates as an established Swiss investment advisor for equity investments in the sector of renewable energy and life sciences. Aravis has more than 30 investors to its customers including industrial companies, pension funds, state funds, insurance companies and family offices. Aravis is currently supervising equity investments of more than a quarter of a billion Swiss francs. The team of Aravis has successfully built, financed and developed over 100 companies at home and abroad. Thereby Aravis offers a comprehensive range of investment consulting on the implementation of investment projects to fund administration. Aravis was founded in 2001 in Zurich.

Aravis Energy I LP, Kommanditgesellschaft für kollektive Kapitalanlagen

Founded in 2008, Aravis Energy I LP, Kommanditgesellschaft für kollektive Kapitalanlagen (Aravis Energy I LP), is an independent Swiss investment fund which aims to provide financing for renewable energies. The company invests in projects and power plants, particularly in the areas of wind power, hydro power and photovoltaic. Its focus is on investments in Europe and in Switzerland. Aravis Energy I LP is a Swiss Limited Partnership under Swiss law (Federal Act on Collective Investment Schemes) and is also the first Swiss Limited Partnership ever to receive the approval of the Swiss Federal Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).