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December 10, 2018

 

Section 12J Investment Spotlight:

Equity Finance in the Renewable Energy Sector.

Emceé Nell

Chief Financial Officer

An industry that is undoubtedly full of potential, the renewable energy sector has been slowed, by red-tape restrictions and underdeveloped energy policy, that would otherwise have investors itching to investment in this exciting area.

 

South Africa has always been seen as a prime location for the development of a thriving renewable resources sector. Having already made provision for various renewable energy projects in its 2018-2030 IRP (Integrated Resource Plan) roadmap, the South African government has finally provided a level of policy certainty that not only allows private energy companies to function with a sense of new-found hope, but allows investors to start planning for growth in this sector for the long-term.

 

With various factors necessitating the need for renewable energy in South Africa, one of the key drivers remains electricity gaps. After the much-publicized electricity blackouts that heralded various calls for the South African government to tap into the renewable energy sector as a source, as opposed to nuclear energy, there has been a hive of activity around the sector. A hive of activity that has often been met with optimistic business owners but slow-moving adoption of renewable energy as an alternative and more eco-friendly option to the current energy source by government.

 

In order for renewable energy companies to thrive, and create the value that is required, it will not be enough that they receive equity funding. They will need investment partners that understand the regulatory and managerial needs that are required in order to sustain growth. Growing in an industry that has seen many others met with restrictions requires careful strategic planning and expertise. Just like junior mining, this is a sector that holds potential for future economic growth.

 

Capitis Equities focuses on being an investment partner that is equipped to help companies not only receive funding but also through the expertise from a dedicated group of professionals that are invested in seeing a well-functioning company that will provide value for both investors.

 

With an investment partner that is reliable and focused on results, companies in the renewable energy sector will be better positioned to create the economic and environmental impact they wish to see. This is what can be expected from us as your investment partner. We’re in the business of helping companies grow, and create shared-value.

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