Foresight is a leading listed infrastructure and private equity investment manager with £12.0 billion* of assets under management. The investment teams operate on a collaborative basis with a proactive and pragmatic investment style.
Foresight’s vision is to be a leader in investing in trends ahead of the curve. This is achieved through its dynamic and entrepreneurial values of flexibility, innovation, problem-solving and a commitment to attracting and retaining the best professionals in the industry.
Foresight has over 35 years’ experience of fundraising and investing into smaller companies in the UK, working alongside management teams to grow their businesses before exiting to deliver returns for investors. Initially an early-stage technology investor, Foresight has since diversified its activities into infrastructure with a specialist focus on sustainable energy projects including solar, wind, biomass, battery storage and flexible generation.
Headquartered in London, it has operations in Cambridge, Nottingham, Leicester, Milton Keynes, Manchester and Edinburgh, with international offices in Italy, Spain, Luxembourg and Australia.
*Based on Foresight Group unaudited AUM as at 30 June 2023
Benefits Foresight brings:
Combining cutting edge technology and the industry’s best engineers with precision and speed to market - derived from four decades of success in the ultra-competitive environment of Formula One - WAE provides world class technical innovation, engineering, testing, manufacturing and operational consultancy services.
WAE has a vast range of capability to share with portfolio companies. It regularly takes ideas from the concept stage all the way through to compliance and certification by combining its engineering capabilities with intellectual property expertise and project management excellence with high-end marketing strategies. WAE has in-house resources to deliver end-to-end programmes, whilst the association with WAE, and WAE’s extensive network, increases credibility for companies in the marketplace – both with suppliers and customers.
WAE provides a huge support structure to investee companies and the dedicated partnerships management function enables easy access to this support.
Benefits WAE brings:
We look for early-stage UK companies operating in attractive, substantive markets, where WAE can provide added value.
The Foresight WAE Technology funds offer investors the opportunity to invest in a portfolio of early-stage companies developing innovative and transformational technologies across a range of different sectors.