Topics: 2008, Private equity, Investment Pages: 10 (1568 words) Published: January 10, 2013
Delivering strategic value through partnership

Principal Investments brings together all of HSBC's core principal investing activities. The business has a global footprint encompassing multiple businesses and geographies. • Overview
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Direct Principal Investments is the global direct principal investing arm of HSBC. Our dedicated team invests in transactions including leveraged buyouts, expansion and growth capital, restructurings, structured equity and pre-IPO capital as a minority shareholder. Depending on the transaction, we play the role of lead investor or co-investor with other partners. Our global footprint allows us to provide equity funding and financing solutions to clients and investing partners across Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. Our typical investment size is USD25 million to USD75 million in equity and equity-linked instruments. Our philosophy is to build a first-class reputation for partnering, innovation and delivery.

Selected transactions


|[pic] |Location: UK | | |Sector: Software services | | |Type: Buyout | | |Year: 2006 | | |Status: Exited |

Amtech is a market-leading building services software and solutions group, specialising in the provision of electrical design, certification, estimating and accounting products and services. HSBC supported the management-led buyout of Amtech in July 2006 and the subsequent acquisitions of Estimation Ltd in May 2007, NES in May 2008 and TSI Luckins in October 2008. HSBC realised its investment in Amtech in March 2010 via a secondary buyout backed by Primary Capital.

Better Place

|[pic] |Location: US | | |Sector: Electric vehicle recharging infrastructure | | |Type: Growth capital | | |Year: 2010 | | |Status: Invested |

Founded in 2007, Better Place provides recharging services to electric vehicles through battery switch stations and charge spots. Through its switchable-battery technology and subscription-based business model funded through private sector investment, Better Place gives electric vehicles unlimited range and allows mass adoption of zero-emission vehicles. The investment will enable Better Place to complete its key development phase and fund infrastructure roll-out for its initial launch markets of Israel and Denmark.

Bloom Energy

|[pic] |Location: US | | |Sector: Fuel cell technology | | |Type: Growth capital | | |Year: 2010 | | |Status:...
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