ABOUT Reynolds Ventures

“A force for good in the 21st century”

Reynolds Ventures is a boutique financial firm. We connect companies that raise capital for ethical and sustainable investments with like-minded investors. We focus on Europe, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.

Reynolds Ventures is comprised of a multi-skilled and multi-lingual team who possess a wide range of solid contacts. We offer a keen understanding of economic and societal factors in the countries of business.

We concentrate on efficient and renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, forestry, water conservation and sustained manufacturing and real estate.

The company has offices in London and Rio de Janeiro with plans to expand to São Paulo. Reynolds Ventures Ltd is an Appointed Representative of Sturgeon Ventures LLP, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority FRN # 452811.

Founder and President

Frances Reynolds

Ms. Reynolds started Reynolds EcoInvest XXI in 2019, building on Reynolds Ventures, founded in 2007. Ms. Reynolds oversees the company‘s strategy as well as the advisory and match-making services. For over 25 years, Ms. Reynolds has held positions in a range of multinational companies and in corporate advisory: as VP Latin America Sales at Warner Brothers and as VP at Orion Pictures. In 1992 she created Mega Distribuidora de Filmes, Brazil to represent Buena Vista International (Disney Television distribution in Brazil).

Ms. Reynolds is the founder of the Instituto Inclusartiz / Fundación Arte Viva (www.arteviva.org), a non-profit organisation that coordinates cultural activities to provide art, culture and education to all sectors of society, especially the least privileged. Ms. Reynolds was awarded Brazil’s Order of Cultural Merit by President Fernando Henrique Cardoso and has also received La Gran Cruz de Isabel la Católica from King Juan Carlos of Spain. She is a senior advisor to a board member of Instituto do Brasil (King’s Brazil Institute) – Kings College, London

THE ROLE OF REYNOLDS VENTURES

A national and international network.

* Corporate and Project Developers* Green Finance teams in major banks and legal firms
* Green and Sustainable Fund Managers
* National and Multilateral Development Banks
* Government Agencies/Ministries, such as UK and Brazilian Green Finance Institutes

Deal Sourcing

We normally source Latin American deals that seek investment principally in Europe, or vice versa, but will occasionally consider deals from other areas, especially North America.

Recognizing the need to specialize and maintain focus, we look to source middle stage Private Equity (PE). We are well experienced in credit assessment and management risk and we carefully scrutinize each deal, normally in conjunction with other specialized financial institutions and placement agents involved in each deal. We may also source potential M&A deals in our focus sectors.

Deal Placement

There has been substantial growth in Ethical, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) investors in recent years. We have important global contacts with:

• Green and Sustainable fund managers
• Sovereign Wealth Fund
• Private and Public Sector Pension Funds and Insurance companies
• High Net Worth (HNW) individuals and Family Offices

High Net-Worth Individuals and Family Foundations are selective when it comes to networking. Our founder maintains contacts in the global arts world through her Institute Incluzartiz / Arte Viva foundation which is described in more detail in the Biographies below.

We require a reasonable retainer fee in order to cover our costs and an introductory/advisory fee for successfully placed investments. We work with our clients to develop a fee agreement and schedule.
We also on occasion may make our own investments in specific deals to show support for the transaction and to align ourselves with fellow investors.

Shaping a global economy fit for the 21st century is our greatest challenge. Such an economy in 2050 would satisfy the needs of more than 9 billion people, who will rightly demand equal opportunities for development. In order to do this sustainably we must respect the boundaries of what our planet can safely deliver. Economic growth and sustainability are inter-dependent. You cannot have one without the other and remain true to equal opportunity for all. Green investment is the pre-requisite to realizing both goals.

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