Investment Criteria

Exclusive Focus on Energy & Industrial Resource Efficiency

Element invests in high-growth companies offering sustainability technology and innovation solutions to the global energy, transportation & mobility, food & water, manufacturing & materials, and built environment markets. Our objective is to provide growth capital and strategic guidance to help proven management teams achieve their full potential.

Investment Profile

Element invests between $10 and $40 million per transaction and can lead or participate in larger syndicated deals. The companies we typically invest in have at least $20 million of revenue, are profitable or have a clear path to profitability, and have enterprise values between $20 million and $200 million.


Our goal is to be actively involved as an advisor to each of our portfolio companies by providing capital, strategic planning, operational support and an experienced hand in helping portfolio companies manage risk and realize their full potential. We look to partner with companies led by strong and experienced management teams that have a desire to build successful companies.

Investment Scenarios

We are very flexible regarding financial structure and are comfortable in minority and control equity positions. Element invests in the following scenarios:

  • Capital for organic growth or product expansion
  • Acquisition financings
  • Minority investments to provide liquidity for existing shareholders
  • Management buyouts
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Corporate divestitures or spin-outs
  • Industry consolidation or roll-ups
  • Take-private transactions
  • PIPEs