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Octopus awarded ‘Investor of the Year’ at New Energy & Cleantech Awards 2015

Accolade recognises firm’s significant contribution to renewable energy industry

Octopus Investments (‘Octopus’), one of the UK’s fast growing fund management companies with leading positions in several specialist sectors including healthcare, energy and smaller company investing, has been presented with the ‘Investor of the Year’ award at this year’s New Energy & Cleantech Awards. The award is given to the early stage investor, venture capital firm or business angel network that has done the most to help renewable energy and cleantech businesses start up and develop.

Matt Setchell, head of Octopus’ energy investment team, said:

“Naturally we are extremely proud to have won such a prestigious accolade. Over the last five years we built an experienced energy team and have created a broad platform to raise and deploy funds into different sectors of the energy industry in order to develop some interesting technologies and services. It is fantastic to be recognised for that hard work and our achievements among such a strong peer group. The renewables sector offers many attractive investment and development opportunities, and we look forward to finding further exciting prospects both within this sector and the broader energy market.”

Octopus was also shortlisted for Deal of the Year award for its investment into building material technology firm Spiralite in December 2014.

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