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WAVE Equity Partners Overview

Founded in 2013, Wave Equity Partners is an independent sustainability-focused private investment firm that makes investments in early-growth companies whose proven clean technologies drive meaningful bottom-line impact, enhanced productivity and environmental benefits for large industrial manufacturers.

Category

Growth Equity

Continent

North America

HQ Location

Boston, MA

BuildRI Category Rating

5/5

Responsible Investment Rating

5/5

Value Builder Rating

4/5

Stakeholder Rating

0/5

Key Value Builder Features1

  • Focused Digital Strategy
  • In-house Digital Expertise
  • Operational Improvement Strategy
  • Dedicated Operational Improvement Team

1. Key Value Builder Features are determined by the BuildRI research team based upon publicly-available information and input from 3rd parties, including the firm in certain circumstances.

Value Creation Examples

AeroSafe

Contributing Source: 2023 ESG Report

AeroSafe leads in providing 'Cold Chain as a Service' (CCaaS), ensuring safe and sustainable delivery of pharmaceuticals through innovative solutions. Their reuse program features advanced reusable thermal packaging, outsourced supply chain services, and a temperature monitoring control tower, significantly reducing carbon usage by 65% and landfill waste by 90% compared to traditional Styrofoam containers. In 2023, AeroSafe achieved substantial growth in its base business, excluding COVID-related activities, tripling its revenue over the past two years with a strong focus on recurring revenue streams. The company conducted over 840 million temperature readings, underscoring its commitment to maintaining stringent quality and safety standards. AeroSafe's exceptional performance was recognized with a #53 ranking on Deloitte’s prestigious Technology Fast 500 list. Additionally, AeroSafe secured a $43 million financing round in Q3, led by NewSpring, highlighting investor confidence in its innovative approach. The company continues to drive innovation with a total of 86 patents granted or pending, reinforcing its leadership in sustainable cold chain logistics.

Factorial

Contributing Source: 2023 ESG Report

Factorial is pioneering advancements in solid-state battery technology, which play a crucial role in driving the electrification of the future towards sustainability. In the past year, the company achieved significant milestones, including shipping the industry’s first automotive-sized lithium-metal solid-state battery cell that passed UN38.3 safety tests. Factorial also inaugurated a new manufacturing facility in Massachusetts, bolstering its manufacturing engineering capabilities. Supported by committed partners and strategic investors like Mercedes, Stellantis, and Hyundai, Factorial is poised to continue its growth trajectory towards realizing a sustainable future.

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