Elephant Equity is financing and promoting firms that are entering and growing in emerging markets in South-East Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and Central America. We are developing commercialization strategies and are specialized in structuring and arranging new businesses and ventures. Elephant Equity provides long-term strategic equity in partnerships with companies developing promising technologies, products and concepts.
We are a privately funded investment company and are currently looking for meaningful investments with outstanding growth potential in interrelated business in the field of infrastructure, retail, energy and gas - especially renewable energy and natural resources.
17th of December 2014: LIVIA Emerging Markets AG has acquired a 50 % share in Orgatreatments Pvt. Ltd. 50 % Co-shareholder is REMONDIS Aqua India Pvt. Ltd., the subsidiary of REMONDIS Group Germany, a worldwide leading waste-management company. Orgatreatments Pvt. Ltd. will focus on the treatment of citrus waste, generated by Citrus Processing India Pvt. Ltd., India's largest producer of Frozen Concentrate Orange Juice (FCOJ) and promoted Black River, Pepsi, HDFC-Bank and a group of Swiss investors. Orgatreatments Pvt. Ltd. owns the factory site and all relevant assets of the state-of-the art bio-composting unit. The investment was initiated by Green Elephant, a portfolio company of Elephant Equity.
01st of August 2014: Elephant Equity and LIVIA Group are forming an emerging market investment vehicle, investing over EUR 40 million in emerging markets. LIVIA Emerging Markets AG, based in Munich, is financing firms and ventures in emerging markets in Central-Eastern Europe, South-East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. LIVIA Emerging Markets AG combines the investment activities in emerging markets of Prof. Dr. Dr. Löw and Elephant Equity. LIVIA Group, founded by Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter Löw, is a leading German-based privately held investment firm. LIVIA Group invests in a diverse spectrum of assets, ranging from corporates, real estate, global investments and art.
02nd of July 2014: Green Elephant, a venture capital investment of Elephant Equity has signed a co-operation agreement (MOU) with REMONDIS India to combine their activities in India in the field of biogas and organic waste management. REMONDIS Group, Germany is one of the world´s largest recycling, service and water companies, having around 500 business locations on 4 continents, employing more than 30,000 people. Together with REMONDIS Green Elephant shall offer leading know-how and reliable services to the Indian market.
06th of March 2014: Dr. Felix-Michael Weber, Managing Director of Elephant Equity, has been appointed as university lecturer at the Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt and will offer teaching lessons about Entrepreneurial Finance and Strategy from March 2014 onwards.
30th of January 2014: Elephant Equity has signed partner and agent agreements in the countries South-Africa, Nigeria, Peru and Nicaragua. With our partners we offer professional advisory services for investments and explore activities in promising emerging markets. Sector focus will be: Renewable Energy, Infrastructure, Agri Business, Retail and Financial Services.
15th of March 2013: Green Elephant, a venture capital investment of Elephant Equity, has been shortlisted by the Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft e. V. as top innovator for promoting its pre-fabricated small scale biogas plant – the GreenBox™ in emerging markets. The winner of the top five companies will be announced until 15th of April and gets a price of 25,000 EUR. The public can vote as well under http://cdg-unternehmerpreis.de/?page_id=346. If Green Elephant wins, the Urbis Foundation, Munich has confirmed to donate additional 20,000 EUR for a biogas project in Tanzania and buy a first GreenBox for Green Elephant in Africa.
23rd of October 2012: Dr. Felix-Michael Weber, Managing Director of Elephant Equity has been invited as a Panellist to the 15th International Business Forum in Pretoria, South Africa, organized by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development for discussing how to “finance innovative business models” in emerging markets.
15th of September 2012: Green Elephant, a venture capital investment of Elephant Equity, has commissioned and inaugurated its new model of a innovative fully automatic standardized and pre-fabricated small scale biogas plants – the GreenBox™ in Pune, at the premises of Volkswagen India. The GreenBox™ is a mini power plant, offering the facility to process organic waste to clean gas.
15th of June 2012: Brown Elephant, a venture capital investment of Elephant Equity, has invested in Black Soil Farming, a company active in the agricultural sector in the Ukraine intending to cultivate leased land on a long term basis.
15th of May 2012: After a successful office corporation with Madaus Capital Partners over the last four years Elephant Equity has moved into its new office in Maximilianstr. 52, Munich. Please use new contact details for mailing and phone calls.
27th of March 2012: Green Elephant, a venture capital investment of Elephant Equity, has increased its capital in Green Elephant Engineering and agreed on a joint venture with Nordic CNG, a leading Swedish engineering firm in the field of gas cleaning. Green Elephant Engineering is the leading independent developer and engineering firm for biogas projects in India and other emerging countries in South-East Asia and Africa.
21st of September 2011: Indian Energy, a venture capital investment of Elephant Equity has been fully acquired by Infrastructure India Plc. IIP is a company listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange and investing in infrastructure assets in India. Indian Energy was Co-founded by Elephant Equity in 2007 as a developer and owner of wind assets within an existing portfolio of 41.3 MW under management in India. After the four and a half years holding period Elephant Equity has achieved a far above-average return on equity invested.
6th of September 2011: Green Elephant, a venture capital investment of Elephant Equity, has commissioned and inaugurated its first standardized small scale biogas plant – the GreenBoxTM in Mumbai at the premises of JSW Steel, a leading Indian steel manufacturer. The GreenBoxTM is a mini power plant, offering the facility to process organic waste to clean gas. Green Elephant intends to promote the GreenBoxTM in various sizes throughout Asia, Africa and Europe.
6th of June 2011: Dr. Felix-Michael Weber, Managing Director of Elephant Equity, has been invited as Panelist to the 14th International Business Forum in Berlin organized by the GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation for discussing “Investment Climate for Climate Investment” and presenting the Green Elephant Case Study.
16th of April 2011: Green Elephant, a venture capital investment of Elephant Equity, took over the majority shares of Green Leaf Renewable Energy Pvt Ltd, a leading manufacturer of medium sized biogas plants and standardized waste-treatment plants in India. Green Elephant has taken over all current biogas activities of Green Leaf and its employees in India. Due to this acquisition Green Elephant is a leading fully independent and vertical integrated developer for biogas plants in India. The acquisition complements the companies’ activities in the value-adding chain, as well as core competences and offers new potentials for its expansion.
17th of January 2011: Red Elephant, a venture capital investment of Elephant Equity, has become the exclusive importer and distributor for Hugo Brennenstuhl GmbH & Co KG, a leading German manufacturer of high-qualtity electronic equipment for power distribution systems as cable reels, cable boxes and power outlet strips and overvoltage protection devices and home and safety engineering equipment as video surveillance systems, intercom systems and smoke detectors. Brennenstuhl products are complement to the products in the field of construction equipment, power tools and electronic devices which Red Elephant is distributing to the Indian market so far. In India Red Elephant is currently distributing a range of approximately 150 products and accessories through a wide dealer network and retail chains.
4th of December 2010: Red Elephant, a venture capital investment of Elephant Equity, has announced its latest product launch of 70 Einhell Germany´s products and articles. Red Elephant is established to import and distribute a wide range of construction equipment, power tools and electronic devices in India. The distribution of Einhell Germany´s products as well as the after sales service will be provided through a wide dealer network and retail chains –coordinated by the company’s sales team.
2nd of December 2010: Dr. Felix-Michael Weber, Managing Director of Elephant Equity has been invited as Panelist and Commentator on the Lead Up Event to the International Business Forum series 2010 – 2012: “Investment Climate for Climate Investment” in New Delhi, India. The conference has been implemented on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and organized by the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII-ITC), the World Bank Institute, the Confederation of German Industry (BDI), econsense and Inwent.
31st of October - 2nd of November 2010: Green Elephant, a venture capital investment of Elephant Equity, has invited it’s investors and partners for a Delegation Visit to India. In the presence of Top-Executives from Volkswagen India, Bajaj-Allianz, KfW and the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, Green Elephant’s Delegation has discussed on 31st of October 2010 in Pune investment opportunities in India’s biogas sector. On 1st of November 2010, Green Elephant has celebrated in the presence of 1,000 guests the inauguration of its first biogas plant in India and has announced to invest in three additional projects in 2011. On 2nd of November 2010, the Consul General of Mumbai bas invited on the occasion of Green Elephant Indian and German Top-Executives for dinner at his residence.
30th of January 2010: Dr. Felix-Michael Weber, Managing Director and founder of Elephant Equity has been honored by several German trade organizations and entrepreneurial associations, the "Alpha Zirkel", "Bund der Selbstständigen", "Deutscher Gewerbeverband", Die Familienunternehmer – ASU e.V.", "Bundesverband Junger Unternehmer", "Wirtschftsjunioren München", "Bezirk München des Wirtschftsbeirats Bayern e.V." and the "Mittelstandsunion der CSU München" as "Newcomer of the Year 2009". The price was given to Dr. Weber by the Prime Minister of the State of Bavaria Mr. Horst Seehofer in presence of 1,000 guests at a gala dinner in Munich.
4th of January 2010: Elephant Equity started its CO2 neutrality programme as an acknowledgement of the global threat posed by mankind's daily activities. This is to be achieved by reducing direct emissions where possible and by generating carbon credits through investmentsin remember energy projects and companies. Elephant Equity is intending to achieve CO2 neutrality by the end of 2010.
15th of December 2009: Green Elephant, a venture capital investment of Elephant Eqity, has announced that it has successfully funded its Biogas Plant in at Satara in the State of Mahrashtra, India and will generate 25,000 m³ of Biogas per day after commissioning of their plant in June 2010. This Biogas plant will be one of the largest biogas generating plants in India.
6th of December 2009: Indian Energy, a venture capital investment of Elephant Eqity, has announced that it has entered into an agreement with ReGen Powertech Private Limited for the construction of a 49.5 MW wind farm at Theni in the State of Tamil Nadu, India. The commissioning of the first 16,5 MW is scheduled to be completed by June 2010.