TCW|Craton Equity Investors

Alternative Products Division

In September 2013, TCW purchased Craton Equity Partners II, a private equity firm focused on growth investments in technology and service companies that promote sustainability and/or social responsibility.  TCW|Craton seeks strong returns for its investors by investing in high growth companies that will enhance our environment and our society, including companies which enable class mobility by providing services to underserved communities.

  • The strategy employs a targeted, thesis-driven approach investing in technology and service companies that (i) have proven, scalable business models, (ii) have operations which promote sustainability or social responsibility, potentially as a result of non-core business activities and (iii) can benefit from the unique expertise that TCW and TCW|Craton bring to bear.
  • Investment focus includes companies which operate in the following target areas:
    • Power efficiency – software-defined networking/virtualization, converged infrastructure and other data center/cloud services which reduce power usage
    • Alternative energy – solar, energy storage and energy efficiency
    • Resource preservation – focus on water, food, agriculture
    • Financial technology – technology-enabled lenders that use data-driven underwriting processes
  • The TCW|Craton team is a group of senior investment professionals, all of whom have extensive experience, including specific expertise in regulatory/sustainability matters, operations, technology, private equity, finance and strategy.

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