Carbon Quota announces a significant institutional investment from Codex Capital to accelerate its success helping reduce carbon emissions in the FMCG and media sectors
London, United Kingdom – 10th January 2023 – Funds associated with Codex Capital Partners (“Codex Capital”) today announced the signing of a binding agreement to invest in Carbon Quota Limited (“CarbonQuota” or “the Company”), resulting in a minority holding in the Company and appointment to join the Board of Directors.
Guy Strafford, who invested in the business in April 2022 following the sale of Proxima Group to Bain & Company, will remain as Chairman and alongside The Founders, Dominic Harris and Nathan Tiller, will maintain a majority stake in the Company.
CarbonQuota is a front-runner in the race to automate carbon emission measurement within the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (“FMCG”), media and logistics sectors which, according to ONS data, account for around one third of the UK’s carbon footprint.
CarbonQuota works with businesses across the value chain including procurement organisations, logistics, manufacturers of product, and producers of raw materials. Automation through the online platforms allows businesses to baseline and build de-carbonisation plans using data from the ground-up, providing very precise and scientific calculations. This is market leading, a break from how businesses have hitherto tried to calculate emissions, and a marker of the future.
Dominic Harris, Co-founder of CarbonQuota, said “too many businesses are still using financial expenditure-led carbon modelling, which is not fit for purpose within a climate crisis...our clients realise doing the right thing is more than a compliance cost, it is an opportunity to grow market share”.
“We identified that most large corporations needed better ways to collaborate with their value chains and deliver against Net-Zero plans. The foundation of our growth is the unique combination of sector knowledge, pursuit of scientific granularity, and automation through technology. This investment from Codex Capital enables us to further invest in technology, people and our client relationships”.
Jamie Lawson-Brown, Co-founder of Codex Capital, said “CarbonQuota has already landed some incredible marquee clients with a number of others expected to be signed early in 2023. The Company is very well positioned for growth due to its relentless focus on detail. Leading businesses have realised that robust, granular data is not only the way to demonstrate to customers, shareholders and employees that they are meeting their Net-Zero goals, but a way to facilitate faster topline growth within their business”.
“These are unusual times with very low levels of activity in the debt, listed equity, PE and venture capital markets. Only the highest quality assets are under our consideration for investment, including those focused on sustainability. We are delighted our investment in CarbonQuota met this high bar and are looking forward to working with Management to continue to grow the business at pace.’
About CarbonQuota Trusted by large corporations, logistics providers, manufacturers and raw materials providers, the Company provides science-based, granular carbon footprints that are honest and accurate. CarbonQuota unusually combines sector knowledge, science and technology to provide an online reporting tool to report on the progress to Net-Zero. By linking advice and online automation, clients are enabled to de-carbonise more quickly and effectively whether through the lens of operations, products, or supply chains. As an accredited Carbon Disclosure Project Partner, CarbonQuota provides businesses with end-to-end insight to measure, reduce and disclose their scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.
About Codex Capital Codex Capital was founded in 2014 to provide growth and replacement capital to UK headquartered businesses across multiple sectors. Its focus is being the first institutional partner to Founders and/ or Management to help facilitate change and realise their strategic goals, be that growth, recapitalisation or transition of ownership. Codex Capital works closely with its investment partners to create an aligned approach for stakeholders across the direct investment lifecycle.