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At ECAP, we customize strategic approaches in each area of core competency to create and capture measurable value for our clients and partners.

Following are some examples of how ECAP adds value in our three target market sectors.

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Growth Stage Environmental Technology and Operating Companies

The Situation: Traditional investors are often reluctant to commit capital to "green" companies with "green" technologies, products or services that protect or restore natural capital.  They have misperceptions that "green" companies put the environment before profit and therefore have lackluster returns, or they fear complex regulatory issues, or they lack the technical expertise to really understand and navigate intricate environmental industries.  Despite the fact that technological advancements, combined with favorable economic, societal, and regulatory trends, are creating significant opportunity for profitable investment, there are substantial unmet market-driven needs for capital in the environmental sector.  Tremendous financial opportunities exist for those who have the skills to overcome the hurdles.

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Environmental Services Firms

Clean BuildingThe Situation: Many established environmental services firms want to differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive service market and want to identify entrepreneurial opportunities to grow their business.  Through their clients, industry networks, and environmental expertise, these firms have unique knowledge of and access to environmental business opportunities; however, they often lack the investment, finance, and risk management skills necessary to realize them.

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Corporate Owners of Brownfield Sites

ContaminationThe Situation: Environmentally impacted assets, such as contaminated real estate (or “brownfields”) can make it harder for a company to respond to a merger/acquisition, consolidation, divestiture, or internal pressure to remove liabilities from their balance sheets.   Although recent changes in the market and regulatory environment now encourage the divestiture, remediation, and redevelopment of brownfields, many uncertainties and risks still impede these deals.   Businesses that want to respond to these challenges seek assistance from financial advisors, attorneys, consultants, and real estate brokers.  They must coordinate these efforts through a series of internal departments that often have competing interests.  The process typically becomes costly, disjointed, and reactive, lacking clear direction or a reasonable alternative.

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