Foresight WAE Technology Fund
The Foresight WAE Technology fund (“FWT”) is a unique collaboration between Foresight Group and WAE (formerly known as Williams Advanced Engineering).
The fund combines Foresight’s proven investment management experience with WAE’s engineering and technology expertise, derived from decades in the ultra-competitive environment of motorsport. FWT invests in IP rich, seed stage, deep technology/advanced engineering businesses who’s technology offers an order of magnitude improvement over the status quo. The fund typically invests £0.5m-£2.0m initially, with significant capital to follow-on. All our portfolio companies receive technical, commercial, and promotional support from WAE, which we believe is a unique offering in the market.
Foresight Group was founded in 1984 and is a leading listed infrastructure and private equity investment manager. With a long-established focus on ESG and sustainability-led strategies, it aims to provide attractive returns to its institutional and private investors from hard-to-access private markets. Foresight manages over 330 infrastructure assets with a focus on solar and onshore wind assets, bioenergy and waste, as well as renewable energy enabling projects, energy efficiency management solutions, social and core infrastructure projects and sustainable forestry assets.
Its private equity team manages over 20 investment funds across the UK with ticket sizes ranging from £250k to £10m with the majority between £1m and £5m. This team reviews over 2,000 business plans each year and currently supports more than 200 investments in SMEs. Foresight operates from 16 offices across seven countries in Europe and Australia with AUM of £12.6 billion (unaudited AUM as at 30 September 2022). Foresight Group Holdings Limited listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in February 2021.