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Company Voice: An Phat Holdings, Vietnam
Founded in 2002, An Phat Holdings has grown from a small single factory to become the leading manufacturer of high-technology and environmentally friendly plastics in Vietnam.
The Group has 17 group companies, 15 factories and over 5,000 employees. It exports to over 70 countries, including markets such as US, EU and Japan. Recently, Actis has completed an exit from An Phat 1 Industrial Park (An Phat 1 IP) of An Phat Holdings, a 180-hectare sustainable industrial park in Hai Duong, Vietnam and also Actis’ first investment in this country.
Company Voice: Argo Energy, KoreaFebruary 26, 2024
Argo Energy, founded in South Korea, focuses on consolidating small-scale solar projects. The company was founded in 2020 by energy veteran Jose Blasco who spotted a unique opportunity in a fragmented market. Actis acquired Argo Energy in February 2023. Actis draws on its experience of renewables in other markets and its deep knowledge and network in Korea. It plans to drive growth, navigating the complex landscape of a country where stakeholder relationships are paramount.
Company Voice: Emicool, DubaiFebruary 26, 2024
Emicool is a leading district cooling provider in the Middle East. District cooling is essentially utility-scale air conditioning provided to a large area in a sustainable and reliable way, using chilled water distributed through an underground piping network. It has been described as the “most important utility service in the UAE,” as it can reduce energy consumption by more than 50% when compared to individual air conditioning units. This aligns with the government’s energy strategies net zero targets. While Emicool’s business model is inherently sustainable, the company is also setting ambitious targets to embed sustainability into all of its processes, including its supply chain from generation to delivery.
Company Voice: HRZ Transmissoras, BrazilFebruary 26, 2024
HRZ Transmissoras demonstrates how a lean approach to an asset can deliver efficiencies many large utilities struggle to achieve. Based in Brazil, Actis acquired HRZ from EDP in end of 2021, and in that short period the company has achieved major cost savings and operational improvements.
Company Voice: Serena, BrazilFebruary 26, 2024
Serena is a leading player in the renewable energy space in Brazil and the largest publicly listed pure renewable energy generation company in Latin America. For over 15 years, we have been fuelled by the generosity of nature, making clean solar and wind energy accessible to all – from large global companies seeking sustainable profitability to families looking for guilt-free energy consumption, in harmony with society’s call for sustainability. With the capacity to power 4.8 million homes, Serena is a pioneer in developing clean technologies that bring sustainable energy to every consumer.
Company Voice: NextStream, Latin AmericaFebruary 26, 2024
NextStream is a group of data centres across Latin America, purchased by Actis from Asterion in March 2023. NextStream consists of 11 data centres, covering five countries in Latin America and US. Using these strategic assets as a base, NextStream has adopted a startup mindset and is aiming to address significant growth opportunities in Latin America.