Asia West′s Affiliates
LESS Limited (Hong Kong)
is a strategic fund of funds focused on investing in environmental companies, services and/or solutions that are beneficial for China and India. LESS is the lead investor for the Asia West LLC (I and II), China Environment Funds (I and II) and Aloe Environment Funds (I). LESS is committed to real triple bottom line returns and provides business development support in China to portfolio companies of its various funds. This business development support includes local partner identification and selection, market research and conduct of social and environmental audits of portfolio companies.
LESS’s investments possess a combination of suitable social and environmental applications, as well as a strong financial return on investment potential
Tsing Capital Ltd. (Beijing)
manages the China Environment Fund (“CEF”) which invests in non-listed companies based in the People’s Republic of China that provide products and services that contribute to the improvement of the natural environment. CEF is one of the leading environmental venture capital funds in China and has developed a portfolio of companies involved with recovery of copper sulfate and other metals from industrial effluent, thermal energy storage, recycling of black liquor effluent from non-wood pulp mills (the largest single source of water pollution in China), advanced wastewater treatment, catalytic converter technology and photovoltaics.
Tsing Capital Ltd. is a professional fund management company affiliated with the distinguished Tsinghua University in Beijing. Tsinghua University is an academic leader in the fields of science and technology, with 71 research institutes/centers and 166 laboratories in different fields, of which 15 are National Labs, as well as an extensive network of more than 60,000 alumni worldwide. In addition, Tsinghua University houses the State Key Laboratory: Joint Laboratory of Environment Simulation and Pollution Control – one of two such State environmental laboratories.
Aloe Private Equity SA (London and Paris)
manages the Aloe Environment Funds, private equity funds that invest in non-listed companies in Europe, India and China. Aloe’s current portfolio includes biomass projects in India, coal bed methane development in China and various European companies involved with coal gasification, battery recycling, engineering and construction of water and wastewater facilities and enhanced fuel combustion for commercial and industrial boilers.