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Our team has extensive M&A experience having previously worked at major City funds and advisors.

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Innova Capital was established in 2015 as the private equity arm of the group and has extensive experience in identifying and structuring investment opportunities in the renewable energy and property sectors

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Extensive experience in identifying and structuring investment opportunities

We undertake the following activities for our clients and investors:

  1. Structuring and launching of investment vehicles
  2. Sale and acquisition of renewable energy assets and portfolios
  3. Structuring and sourcing of corporate finance and project finance
  4. Asset and financial management

Extensive M&A experience

Our team has extensive M&A experience having previously worked at major City funds and advisors. Innova has advised on the successful acquisition of numerous operational ground and roof mounted solar sites in the UK. We also manage operational sites and portfolios on behalf of third parties from initial construction through to exit. Our clients are developers, asset owners and investors seeking to buy operational or ‘shovel ready’ assets. The scope of our services typically includes:

  1. Valuation of assets and portfolios
  2. Drafting information memoranda
  3. Managing the sales process and data rooms
  4. Negotiation of sale and purchase agreements and other completion documents
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Innova Capital Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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Natural Capital and Biodiversity

See how Innova’s approach to renewable hub development enhances Natural Capital and promotes Biodiversity.

Positively improving the environment is integral to our mission here at Innova.

As such, we champion a Green Commitment that puts Natural Capital and Biodiversity at the heart of every renewable hub we develop.

Natural Capital

The earth provides a plethora of natural resources that not only support human life, but also regulate our climate and general environment. 

As operators of renewable hubs, which are often greenfield sites, we feel passionate about natural capital – safeguarding local ecology, enhancing biodiversity, and protecting habitats. 

We therefore work closely with communities where we operate, farmers, and other landowners to design and implement solutions that often go above and beyond our statutory requirements. 

Each of our projects have detailed landscape management plans, with demonstrable actions that contribute to air and water quality, mitigate soil erosion, prevent flooding and control pests and invasive species.   

We believe that with an investment in ecological enhancement benefits wildlife and communities, and will lead to wider support for future renewable hubs.  

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Biodiversity

Drawing from our approach to natural capital, we ensure that all our renewable developments deliver Biodiversity Net Gain as required by law. In agreement with landowners and local communities, we proactively find and realise opportunities to exceed those requirements wherever possible. 

As part of our Green Commitment, we will continue to: 

  • identify and implement ways to optimise biodiversity net gain throughout the lifetime of a project;  
  • monitor, manage, and learn from our experiences; 
  • feed this learning back into our other projects and share it with others; and 
  • leave the environment in a better condition than we found it when the life of our projects comes to an end 
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Operations Management

As a vertically integrated renewable energy company, Innova has extensive experience across the entire value chain of renewable energy assets — starting in the development phase through the design, commissioning, asset management and operations until decommissioning.

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Unparalleled expertise and processes

Innova has technical, commercial and legal experts to ensure comprehensive monitoring, operations and maintenance, and asset management processes to ensure optimal performance of our assets while maintaining a high level of health and safety of all works carried out.

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Asset Monitoring: Real-time insights for proactive management

Utilising a consolidated monitoring platform for near-real time string level monitoring, puts the Innova team into a position to react quickly to faults and ensure availability and performance ratio beyond guaranteed thresholds. 

Our in-house technical capabilities and use of market-leading technology enable us to:

  1. quickly and efficiently identify and resolve complex performance issues 
  2. implement data-driven performance optimisation at our current sites 
  3. infuse our findings into the design and build optimisation of future sites 
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Asset Management: Ensuring compliance, performance optimisation, and detailed reporting

Our integrated technical asset management platform enables us to take an active approach to site management, including regular site visits, detailed overview of Equipment Hierarchy and Spare Parts, Warranty Management and detailed performance and incident reporting.

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Asset Maintenance: Ensuring longevity, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness

In collaboration with top-tier contractors, engineers, and equipment providers, we implement a meticulously designed preventative maintenance strategy. Our approach offers: 

  1. Optimised asset performance: Extend the lifespan and maximise the output of your investments.
  2. Reduced operational expenses: Our proactive measures minimise long-term costs, making your assets more profitable.
  3. Cost and time savings: Avoid the need for extensive repairs, saving both time and financial resources.
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Strategic partnerships: Synergy for success

At Innova, we forge meaningful relationships with key stakeholders — ranging from contractors and equipment suppliers to DNOs, local planning authorities, landowners, and communities. Leveraging advanced management methodologies, we: 

  • Unlock portfolio synergies: Our integrated approach allows us to aggregate benefits across multiple assets, enhancing overall portfolio value.
     
  • Maximise operational excellence: Through collaborative efforts and cutting-edge management techniques, we elevate the performance of each operational facet.
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Ensuring quality throughout the process of every build

Innova's long-term mission is to build multi-technology renewable energy projects that positively improve the environment – a mission that sits at the very core of our construction process. Run by experienced professionals, our tried-and-tested project delivery framework enables us to build and deliver renewable energy projects that are on time, on budget, and that contribute significantly to the UK’s Net Zero targets.

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Pre-site survey and investigations

Our sites are carefully selected through a detailed assessment process, which considers factors such as grid availability, solar irradiance, access, landscape, agricultural quality, ecology, heritage, safety, and environmental designations.  

Not only does this ensure that our sites can run at maximum efficiency on energisation whilst promoting biodiversity, but also means that there is minimal disruption to local communities during the build process. 

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Transforming designs into fully constructed assets

Partnered with leading construction suppliers and some of the most advanced technology and materials in the industry, our skilled and experienced delivery team take the designs created by Innova’s engineering specialists to carry out the construction process. This includes: 

  • compound and laydown works 
  • piling  
  • framework installation  
  • trenching 
  • cable laying 
  • module installation, and
  • transformer and inverter installation  

At each stage of this process, we undertake diligent construction monitoring and in-depth QA/QC processes to achieve outstanding results. 

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Energising, operating, and maintaining the site

Following energisation of the completed site, we carry out regular monitoring, management, and maintenance works with a view to optimising performance over the lifespan of the project. 

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With a breadth of experience in developing and delivering high-quality assets throughout the renewable energy sector, Innova specialises in taking projects across the whole life cycle - from conception to completion.

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Our collaborative approach lies at the heart of Innova’s development success

Our projects are developed through our own in-house development team, strategic acquisitions of partially or fully developed sites, and through long-term development partnerships, including industry partners, landowners, and the local community.

This ensures that our projects are viable through all stages of development, and that due diligence is taken throughout each aspect of the project lifecycle.

An overview of Innova’s development process

1. Establishing grid capacity

Working closely with our industry partner Roadnight Taylor, we establish grid capacity, before submitting a grid application and accepting any subsequent offers from the relevant Distribution Network Operator (DNO). 

At Innova, we have an 80% connection application success rate for high voltage and extra high voltage schemes compared industry average of less than 20%. 

 

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2. Finding, reviewing, and securing land

Reviewing all land within a suitable radius from the point of our established connection, we undertake a range of surveys to select land for development and consult landowners to ascertain their interest in hosting a development on their land. 

Simultaneously, our planning specialists review the local planning authority planning policy and development plans and undertake a site visit to narrow down the most appropriate site. 

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3. Determining project feasibility

Once our development team have established whether any mitigation needs to be incorporated into the site design, we commission a wide range of surveys to assist with the final design and planning application. 

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4. Engaging with the local community

At Innova, we believe that public engagement is imperative to a project. As such, we reach out to the LPA, local Parish, and Ward Councillors, to arrange public consultations to obtain valuable local information and feedback – which we look to incorporate wherever possible. 

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5. Creation and submission of planning application

Once all studies have been undertaken and the site is designed, a planning application is created and submitted to the Local Planning Authority to decide if planning should be approved. 

At the same time, our experienced project managers work closely with Innova’s legal counsel to obtain the rights to develop and operate on the selected site, and continue working with Innova’s grid specialists to progress with the grid agreement. 

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Building on the track record and expertise of the wider group, our core current focus is on solar and storage projects.

However, we work tirelessly across multiple renewable energy generation technologies, and strive to develop and implement the optimal generation technology mix best suited to the site or project and the objectives of our development or operational partners and local communities.

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Our mission is to develop utility-scale renewable energy multi-technology hubs using a broad range of innovative solutions.

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Our development includes distribution system-connected projects and large scale transmission connected assets.

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Innova’s vertically integrated structure and highly experienced team delivers high quality de-risked operating assets through the following imperatives:

  1. Development integration
  2. Skilful construction
  3. Optimised operations
  4. Linking consumers to generators of renewable energy
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Property

Innova Property Limited specialises in promoting land and buildings through the planning process. Innova works in close partnership with landowners throughout the UK, providing comprehensive planning and development solutions. We focus on land promotion, development and leisure.

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Innova works in close partnership with private and corporate landowners, Councils and local stakeholders to bring land forward for development for housing in the most efficient and profitable way possible

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Land promotion

Some of our most recent projects are included below.

  1. Norfolk – Urban extension comprising 500+ new homes, care home and sporting facilities.
  2. Somerset – Promotion of edge of village land for c30 new homes.
  3. Worcestershire – Plan led promotion for c30 new homes.
  4. Gloucestershire – Promotion of land at edge of village for c55 new homes.
  5. Midlands – Promotion of employment land for large scale distribution centre.
  6. Suffolk – Outline planning consent secured for 65 new homes on village site.
  7. Worcestershire – Village site for approximately 75 new homes and employment land.

Ecology and Biodiversity

As operators of renewable hubs, we feel passionate about safeguarding local ecology, enhancing biodiversity, and protecting habitats.  We work closely with communities where we operate, farmers and other landowners to design and implement solutions that go above and beyond our statutory requirements. 

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