Astor Capital Fund’s alternative energy investment team is a platform devoted solely to providing seed or growth capital to small and mid-sized companies in the alternative energy sector. We use a complete spectrum of financing methods to accomplish this, but we remain focused on the ongoing develop of the alternative energy sector. We service both conventional companies and those that offer alternative solutions, such as energy storage, production and the use other alternative technologies.
Because Astor Capital Fund plays a major role in the alternative energy sector, our team of experts usually assumes a role of leadership in our investments.
Astor Capital Fund’s extensive knowledge in the alternative investment sector encompasses not only unconventional oils and gases, but also the solar, wind and energy storage sectors. We can provide alternative energy company with a full spectrum of financial products and services. We strive to find the most compatible services and solutions for each of our investments.
Our strength is in our people – Our in-house team of experts gives us an edge over the competition in the financing arena. Our team is able to develop unique, creative funding plans for our borrowers that make them more as viable entities.
Broad focus within the sector – Our team of experts has a broad variety of experience in the alternative energy sector, including renewable energy sources (e.g. solar, wind, biomass, bio-gas, geothermal, biofuels), and other energy-related industries (e.g. batteries, energy efficiency, LEDs, fuel logistics & terminals) to traditional fossil fuels (e.g. oil, gas) and their related products (e.g. natural gas liquids, liquefied natural gas). We focus on developing and then taking an ownership stake in our energy-producing and midstream assets.
Knowledge of all products – Our team of experts have a deep understanding of all types of investment products, including growth equity, tax equity, loans, bonds, mezzanine, project finance, derivatives, leases and private and public capital. This expertise enables us to provide our investments with the best possible market solutions.
Relationships and trust – Astor Capital Fund always seeks to build an atmosphere of trust with our borrowers by honoring contracts and agreements, forming long-term relationships with our borrowers and keeping our word.
Astor Capital Fund uses a broad range of financial products to finance its investments, including growth equity, loans, bonds, project finance, tax equity, derivatives, leases and private or public capital. This rich array of choices enables us to provide our investments with innovative, well-thought-out solutions.
Astor Capital Fund does not evaluate and price risk in the traditional manner. This enables us to price risks in niche markets that are often misunderstood. The expertise that we use to evaluate unconventional risks allows us to provide our investments with a custom-tailored financial solution that they cannot find elsewhere in the industry.
We hold positions that span the full range of the capital structure and endeavor to provide our customers with a complete package of products and services. Our financing structures often fall outside the box but are still flexible and tax-efficient.
We specialize in funding deals for companies that do not have easy access to capital. We can fund deals for middle market companies as well as smaller ones, even if they are not rated. We can also work with companies that have complex business models and those with a high intrinsic value compared to their tangible assets or cash flow.
Our investments span the entire spectrum of capital in both public and private companies. Some possible transaction types are listed below. Our alternative energy group use one or more of these choices to finance every deal.
- Growth equity
- Project finance
- Tax equity
- Corporate debt
- HoldCo financing
- Mezzanine financing
- Other structured finance
Focus areas – We have extensive involvement in every corner of the alternative energy market, including energy generation, power grid ancillary services, energy/fuel logistics and distribution, tax credits, and green attribute / renewable energy credits. Some of the sectors that we often see include:
- Solar (PV, thin film, concentrated, etc., panel manufacturers and solar developers)
- Wind (turbine manufacturers and wind developers)
- Grid services
- Biomass and Bio-gas (waste-water treatment, landfill gas)
- Alternative fuels and vehicles (liquefied natural gas, compressed natural gas, ethanol, advanced biofuels, electric vehicles etc.)
- Energy efficiency
- Unconventional oil & gas and related products (e.g. natural gas liquids, liquefied natural gas, etc.)
- Coal emissions reducers