Institutional investors, technology, solid returns and SDGs as a bonus

QStone Capital acts as a partner of institutional investors, like pension funds, insurance companies, family offices and sovereign wealth funds by providing them with early access to the development of SDG compliant private capital investment opportunities where exposure to technology is the basis for solid financial returns.

An aligned partner in financing water treatment technology companies and projects

Re-use of water is an increasingly important measure for industries, cities and societies at large to secure a continuous supply of water. This provides a solid and expanding market for wastewater treatment technology companies. QStone Capital acts as a long-term finance partner to provide these companies with growth capital in the format of corporate finance as well as project finance.

What we do

QStone Capital: financial partner to wastewater companies

QStone Capital is an independent investment advisory boutique dedicated to the global wastewater treatment and technology markets. We act as a financial lifecycle partner for companies active in these areas through our platform of advisory services, including corporate and project finance advisory, capital raising and structuring services and corporate growth advisory. It is our ambition to build and maintain long-term partnerships with wastewater technology firms, wastewater processing projects and (longer term) investors.

Since inception, QStone has been a trusted advisory partner for corporates, public, semi-public and NGOs linked to the wastewater treatment and technology sectors.

QStone Capital: Managing investments for institutional investors

QStone Capital can also act as investment manager on behalf of institutional investors to source, assess, structure, monitor, add value and exit investments. The current focus is on individual transactions with a clear ambition to set up a dedicated wastewater technology private equity fund, leveraging our competitive edge and profit from the favourable characteristics of the wastewater treatment and technology markets. Our specialist focus, network and complementary expertise have resulted in a pipeline of proprietary investment opportunities with attractive risk/return parameters.

What makes us different

  • We are fully dedicated to the wastewater treatment and technology markets
  • Through our specialist focus, we have build an extensive network of international thought-industry leaders
  • Through our expertise we can connect technology companies with scalable off-taker niches and winning project consortia
  • Our team combines investment professionals who possess significant track record in private equity, structured finance and institutional investment management
  • QStone is closely aligned with senior management of a number of technology companies who provide technical advice and support in all phases of projects, from identifying and reviewing promising technologies, origination of investment opportunities, structuring and due diligence, monitoring investments as well as adding value when investments are being managed

Wastewater technology

We regard the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an opportunity to identify technology driven commercial investment propositions with solid risk-adjusted financial returns in combination with measurable value to society. We believe that this is especially applicable in areas where risk mitigation needs for industries overlap with risk mitigation needs for society at large.

Wastewater processing is a good example where new technologies enable circular uses within densely populated and industrial areas being sensitive for water stress. This does not only relate to SDG 6 – clean water and sanitation, but also SDG 12 –responsible consumption and production.

Wastewater treatment technology opportunity

Every year more than half of the freshwater withdrawn by consumers, industrial users and the agriculture sector is being wasted. With increasing water stress from growth (and concentration) of population and industries, ageing water wells and climate pressures, the $ 170b wastewater treatment and technology market is expected to grow on a yearly basis by more than 10%.

We believe that the markets feature various secular trends:

  • Companies with proven technologies are looking for (complementary) partners and for capital in order to scale their competitive advantage
  • Wastewater treatment and technology markets are becoming increasingly fragmented and as a result network and/or partnership opportunities arise
  • Industries and governments are increasingly looking for full-service, integral solution providers
  • Technologies have to adapt to the circular economy and must be efficient in terms of their ecological footprint
  • Regulatory pressures enable adoption of new technologies being cheaper and more efficient
  • This leads to an increase on Build Own Operate (“BOO”) projects with its own financial challenges like the requirement for long-term project linked capital, often in other (sometimes developing) jurisdictions.

The ability to provide the right structured finance solution significantly increases the chances for a successful project while it provides investors and lenders an attractive risk/return profile and addresses the needs of developers, suppliers and off-takers at the same time

Team

  • Jeroen M. Tielman

    Jeroen M. Tielman,
    Founder & Managing Partner

    Over 30 years of experience in asset management – capital markets including:
    Founder & Managing Partner, IMQubator (APG backed)
    Managing Director Commerce, Strategy and Innovation, Cordares (pension asset manager, now part of APG)
    Founder & Managing Partner, FundPartners (PGGM backed)
    SVP - Global Head of Product Management, ABN AMRO Asset Management

    MSc. Business Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam) Certified investment analyst (RBA)

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  • Duska Disselhoff

    Duska Disselhoff
    Partner

    Over 12 years of experience in the energy industry (Shell)
    Positions held in engineering, project /program management and strategic innovation
    Gained international work experience in The Netherlands, Brunei, Singapore, and North America
    Ability to translate a technology proposition into a commercial opportunity

    MSc. Industrial Design Engineering (Delft University of Technology)

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  • Govert Eijsvoogel

    Govert Eijsvoogel,
    Partner

    Over 25 years experience in financial services, including:
    Executive Director, ABN AMRO Merchant Banking (Private equity)
    Executive Director, ABN AMRO Structured Finance (Project & Trade Finance)
    Vice President, ABN AMRO Corporate Finance-M&A

    MSc. Business Economics (University of Amsterdam)

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  • Robin Reus

    Robin Reus
    Associate

    Research analyst at energy trading company

    Cum Laude Master Energy Science
    Bachelor Science Business & Innovation

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  • Victor Bekink

    Victor Bekink,
    Advisor

    Independent financial advisor for corporates, investors and projects
    Lawyer, Stibbe

    LLM. Dutch Law (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

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  • Franck Erkens

    Franck Erkens
    Advisor

    Over 20 years experience at large corporates in strategic brand positioning, marketing, stakeholder management and business development.

    Former chief communication officer of APG Group

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  • Andreas Georgoulias

    Dr. Andreas Georgoulias
    Advisor

    Expert on sustainable development
    Teaches at Harvard GSD since 2006
    Director at Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure since 2008
    Developed first rating system to assess infrastructure sustainability
    Presented his findings at the White House, the US Department of Defense, WEF, G20
    Led feasability studies for new city developments like in Cameroon, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
    Consulted widely for multilateral development banks, United Nations Development Program, public infrastructure owners and investors

    Holds degrees in Urban Planning and Engineering (University of Athens) and a Master's and a Doctorate from Harvard.

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  • Andrea Kralikova

    Andrea Kralikova
    Advisor

    As a Management Consultant advised private and not for profit sector within different industries internationally
    Over 10 years of experience combining Risk Management, Finance and Sustainability. Passionate about Circular Economy


    MSc. International Business. Postgrad Sustainable Finance and Investments at Harvard.

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Contact

Please contact us for more information at: info@qstonecapital.com