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about-us

Amberside Capital

Amberside Capital is a financial advisory and fund management business with a focus on sustainable infrastructure. We work with companies and people who are developing and operating the real assets which allow our society to function and reduce the impact we are having on the environment around us. In particular this translates to Digital Infrastructure, Energy Transition assets and Protected Horticulture. We provide:

“Fund Raising Support” Amberside supports management teams seeking capital to develop sustainable infrastructure assets. We help refine the investment proposition, pre-empt investor queries with early challenge and work with our clients to develop a comprehensive suite of due diligence materials. We tailer the funding competition to the needs of our clients and support in negotiations with investors.

“Buy-Side support” Amberside will act for Fund Managers by identifying opportunities, shaping due diligence plans and project managing investment processes. We bring specific, current sector specific expertise and are able to work as an extension to our client’s internal teams.

“Fund Management” As an FCA authorised fund management business we are able to support direct investors identify, analyse and manage investment in Sustainable Infrastructure.

“Amberside were instrumental in helping us to secure this investment. We really appreciate their professionalism and support in guiding us through the process.” – Eddie Minshull, CEO, Complete Technology Group

Amberside associated companies include Amberside Valuations and Amberside Energy.

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Our Team

David Lomas

Founder and CEO

David is an experienced infrastructure specialist with 15 years investment experience across a range of social and economic sustainable infrastructure. Previously a director at Barclays Private Equity he also has impact investment experience with Big Society Capital where he helped develop a community assets social investment proposition. David has an MA in Economics from Edinburgh University.  Outside work, David’s enthusiasm for travel, endurance events and traditional pubs have all been curtailed by the arrival of a young family.

Dan Scowcroft

Director

Dan has been part of the Amberside group since 2012. Dan focuses on providing corporate finance advice for companies operating in the non-core infrastructure space. Prior to joining Amberside Capital in 2017, Dan specialised in fund modelling and refinancing advisory, particularly for renewable energy projects, as part of Amberside Advisors. Dan has a BSc in Mathematics from Warwick University and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Outside of work, Dan enjoys scuba diving and craft ale, though rarely at the same time.

Harriet Johns

Investment Associate

Harriet joined Amberside Capital in October 2021 from Amberside Advisors. Her experience to date has been on a number of renewables and infrastructure advisory mandates, with particular experience in the Heat Networks industry. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2018 with a MA (hons) degree in Economics and is in the final year of her CIMA qualification. Outside work, Harriet enjoys cooking, painting and wild swimming.

David Scrivens

Director

David co-founded all the companies in the Amberside Group, including: Amberside Advisors, an advisory and financial modelling boutique employing over 30 infrastructure and renewable energy specialists. David has an MSC from Warwick University in Management Science and Operational Research. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of the Chartered Accountants and a London Liveryman. Outside work, David enjoys his wine and fine dining on the few occasions his babysitter actually turns up.

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Sector Focus

Digital Infrastructure

The importance of high speed, reliable connectivity has never been more visible. Digital infrastructure has a significant role to play in reducing carbon emissions and improving the quality of life through reducing travel time and regional inequality. Investment in fibre networks, datacentres, and smart technology is key to delivering these outcomes. Amberside have recently raised £125m for the Complete Technology Group to install fibre into social housing and before that £50m for Wildanet to roll out their network in Cornwall.

Energy Transition – Electrification

The global challenge to transform the way electricity is generated, stored and used cannot be underestimated. Climate change is not going to be brought under control without addressing each of these areas. Amberside’s activities in this area to date have focused on innovate EfW technologies and solar generation. Amberside is currently supporting a major UK battery manufacturer.

Energy Transition – Decarbonising Heat

Domestic heating accounts for 14% of all UK emissions, and is a key challenge in meeting Net Zero ambitions. Older buildings need to be upgraded to modern levels of insulation. Heat pumps and heat networks need to be utilised at scale to provide a lower carbon source of heat. The Amberside team have been involved in managing BEIS’s £320m Heat Networks Investment Project. Amberside were called as an expert witness to the recent Policy Commission for Decarbonising Heating run by Sir John Armitt.

Protected Agriculture

80% of the UK’s food needs are currently sourced from overseas. Advances in cultivation and glasshouse technology in recent years have improved the competitiveness of UK glasshouses versus overseas supply. Domestic production reduces carbon emissions resulting from international transport while local facilities can deliver high quality, year-round employment to the more deprived areas of the UK. Amberside made its first investment in the sector in 2017 and have advised a major UK grower on raising expansion capital.

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Risk Warnings

Investment in our products exposes your capital to risk. Amberside Capital does not provide investment, tax or legal advice and the details contained in this website is for your information only. We strongly recommend you seek professional advice if you are considering investing with us. You may lose all or part of your capital invested.

Amberside Capital invests in unlisted shares in small companies. The value of these shares may go up or down. As these shares have no readily available market, they may be difficult to sell.

The tax reliefs associated with our investments depend on each individual investor’s circumstances and may be subject to change. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of how your investments may perform in the future and as such, performance information should not be treated as guarantee.

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