Mercatus Welcomes Andy King to Lead European Growth

Mercatus is excited to welcome Andy King to the team. Andy joins Mercatus with over a decade of private markets software expertise and will be co-leading to the team in London with Chris Webb, Senior Director of Business Development.

Mercatus CEO’s Letter to Investors: Why BlackRock’s New Standard for Sustainable Investing Requires a Data Strategy to Support it

What cannot be measured cannot be improved: Why BlackRock’s new standard for investing in sustainability will require a data strategy to support it.   Dear Investor, By now you’ve heard about BlackRock CEO Larry Fink’s annual letter to corporate executives in which he addresses the need for a fundamental reshaping of finance, with climate change

Mercatus Launches Technology Innovation for Private Market Investors

New Platform Release Re-Defines Flexibility, Data Management, and Mobile Enabled Decision Making SAN MATEO – November 20, 2019 – Mercatus, the data platform for private market investors, today launched its next-generation technology, taking the power of data and flexible investment modeling to a whole new level for today’s private investors. The enhanced user interface and

Mercatus Selected as Finalist for REFI US Award for Portfolio Management

Honoring the Stand-Out Performers in Real Estate Investment SAN MATEO – Nov 13, 2019 – Mercatus, the data and technology platform for private market investors, today announced it has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2019 REFI US Award for Portfolio Management. The REFI US Awards reward real estate private equity funds and service

Mercatus Announced as Finalist for SuperReturn “Software Service Provider of the Year” Award

Celebrating the Best and Brightest in Private Equity SAN MATEO – Nov 5, 2019 – Mercatus, the data platform for private market investors, today announced it has been selected as a finalist for the SuperReturn award for achievement in innovation: software service provider of the year. The SuperReturn Awards showcase the most impressive GPs, LPs,

Mercatus Achieves Major Milestone in Japan

Mercatus to Cross 5.0 GW in Domestic & International Energy Assets being managed by Japanese Investors in its Investment Lifecycle Management (ILM) Technology Platform SAN MATEO, Calif – Oct 1, 2019 – Mercatus, a leading asset and investment management platform for Alternative Asset Investors, today announced the achievement of a major milestone: on path to

5 Minutes with Mercatus | As Featured in The Drawdown

Chris Webb, who recently joined Mercatus after 10 years with FIS Investran to build up the software company’s European business… The Drawdown (TDD): What does Mercatus do, and who are your typical clients? Chris Webb (CW): Mercatus is an investment lifecycle management platform. Our main clients are real asset fund managers and investors, within the infrastructure,

Mercatus Appoints Jeff Conway to Board of Directors

Former State Street CEO of EMEA and Global Head of Operations and Business Transformation to Help Accelerate Mercatus’ Strategic Growth SAN MATEO, Calif – Sept 3, 2019 – Mercatus, a leading asset and investment management platform for alternative investors and asset managers, today announced the appointment of Jeff Conway, former top executive of State Street

Mercatus and Ktalysis Partner to Help Alternative Managers and Investors Accelerate Growth in Canada

Growing Deployments of Modern Technology Solutions to Create Scale and Competitive Advantage SAN MATEO, Calif – August 20, 2019 – Mercatus, a leading asset and investment management platform for alternative investors and asset managers, today announced a strategic partnership with Ktalysis, a specialized advisory firm with deep private and public alternative markets expertise, to meet

Mercatus Opens UK Office; Hires Chris Webb to Lead European Operations

Accelerated Demand for Technology Innovation in Alternative Investment Funds Driving Global Growth SAN MATEO, Calif and LONDON, UK – 16 July 2019 – Mercatus, a leading asset and investment management platform for alternative investors and asset managers, today announced the opening of its European Headquarters in London, UK and the addition of Chris Webb as

Mercatus Launches New Technology Advances to its Investment Lifecycle Management Platform for Real Asset Investors

Continuing to Prove that a Modern Private Equity Technology is a Pivotal Foundation for Alts Investment Growth SAN MATEO – April 30, 2019 – Mercatus, a leading alternative asset and investment management platform, today launched its newest Investment Lifecycle Management (ILM) Platform with new functionality for real asset investors, including new performance data visualizations and

Perspective: What the Blackrock Acquisition of eFront Means for ALTs Investors

Last week’s $1.3B+ acquisition of eFront by Blackrock’s Aladdin group, along with Ipreo’s 2018 acquisition by IHS Markit, is incredible validation that Alternative Fund Managers are embracing technology to efficiently scale their assets under management and meet growing demands for more data transparency. The rich multiples both Blackrock and IHS paid is also indicative that

Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners Launches with Mercatus

Setting a New Standard for Operational Excellence in Data, Efficiency, Communication, and Time-to-Value SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA – March 26, 2019 – Mercatus, a leading alternative asset and investment management platform, today announced the initial launch of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners with the Mercatus Investment Lifecycle Management (ILM) Platform. Quinbrook invests in a wide range of low carbon

Mercatus and GRESB Partner To Improve ESG Data Collection and Reporting Process for Infrastructure Investors

SILICON VALLEY AND BERLIN – Infrastructure Investor Global Summit Berlin – March 18, 2019 – Mercatus, a leading asset and investment management platform for alternative investors, and GRESB, the global ESG benchmark for real assets, today announced a strategic partnership to accelerate environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration for global infrastructure investors. More institutional investors

CRE market turns AI, machine learning to bolster margins

Rising costs and falling fees are putting pressure on margins for assets managers… Rising costs and falling fees are putting pressure on margins for assets managers in the commercial real estate world and beyond. At the same time, commercial real estate managers have an additional stressor –soaring construction costs and rising land prices, which are

The Data Management Conundrum in ALTs Investing

Over 50% of the most critical data are locked up in spreadsheets. There is a massive evolution happening in how investment firms now think about data – how it’s collected, accessed, managed, consolidated, analyzed. Let’s actually put this into perspective with a real-life story to bring home the growing importance of data and data reporting…

Mercatus Launches its Investor Portal for Real Assets

SAN MATEO – January 22, 2019 – Mercatus, a leading alternative asset and investment management platform, today launched the Mercatus Investor and Partner Portal, bringing data intelligence, transparency and traceability to the forefront for global investors. “Today’s firms struggle with disconnected systems that don’t easily share asset or portfolio data,” said Jason Adams, VP of

Mercatus Joins the United Nations Supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

SAN MATEO, CA – December 18, 2018 – Mercatus, a leading asset and investment management platform, today announced it has become a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). “We are thrilled to join the ranks of many of our customers and partners, like TPG, Foresight, and Quinbrook, in our commitment to

Mercatus Named “Portfolio Analytics Solution of the Year” 2018 by Capital Markets CIO Outlook

San Mateo, CA—December 12, 2018 —Mercatus has been announced as the “Solution Provider of the Year” in Top 10 Portfolio Analytics Solution Providers 2018 by Capital Markets CIO Outlook magazine. “It’s a great honor to include Mercatus in our annual ranking as”Solution Provider of the Year” in Top 10 Portfolio Analytics Solution Providers 2018,” said

Mercatus: An Innovative Platform to Manage Alternative Investments

View the PDF magazine article here. This story dates back to 2009 when two entrepreneurs discovered that the capital markets were focused on good investable grade assets and portfolios. They saw this as an opportunity to start an investment banking firm specializing in solar and renewable energy assets. However, after setting up operations, the founders

Mercatus Partners With Alvarez & Marsal’s Alternative Investment Services Group

SAN FRANCISCO— Mercatus, a leading asset and investment management platform, today announced a partnership with leading global professional services firm, Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) to help customers accelerate digital and data strategies through Mercatus’ Investment Lifecycle Management product. The new wave of digitalized investors that is emerging has data as a strategic core competence. Combining

Mercatus to speak to Infrastructure Investor Hong Kong and New York Events

SAN FRANCISCO— Mercatus, a leading alternative asset and investment management platform, today announced that both co-founders will be speaking at two upcoming Infrastructure Investor events in Hong Kong and New York. Together, more than 500 investors, fund managers, asset owners, and policymakers will gather to discuss the North American and Asian infrastructure markets, which are

Investment Europe: Technology Innovation – Enabler for Renewable Infrastructure Investment

As fee pressure, rising costs, and intense competition continue to bear down on global asset managers, so too does the allure of two diverging migratory paths for assets. On one hand, simple strategies continue to thrive. ETFs have consistently set growth records over the past five years and seen assets under management more than double.

Enel and Mercatus unite to scale digital transformation

Mercatus leverages a successful four-year working history within Enel’s Renewable Energies Group. It has already produced double-digit productivity increases, and plans to expand the partnership. This will offer Enel’s top management end-to-end visibility and control with increased growth and profitability across all of the Group’s businesses. Key Statistics: Successfully working with Enel since the beginning

Investment Lifecycle Management: A “Top Executive Priority” For Energy Companies

Fastest growing priority for energy executives: managing investment data end-to-end Top-line growth can no longer be enabled by proportional headcount; data is a key enabler of operational efficiencies Key to strategic real-time decision-making is centralized economic & technical silos across the investment lifecycle   Higher Expectations, Increasing Competition, Lower Margins – How Are You Mitigating?

Mercatus Releases Annual Insights Report

Renewable Energy Margins Shrinking Globally, Balancing Diversification, Growth and Risk the New Norm for Investors Mercatus releases in-depth analysis of more than $400B of aggregated assets and investments across renewable energy, storage and electric vehicle sectors in 100+ countries SAN FRANCISCO, CA– For Real Asset investment managers, one key trend has become abundantly clear: accelerated growth

The $250 Billion Profit Opportunity in Renewable Energy

Project returns drop on average 250 basis points (bps) over their investment lifecycles. Here’s why.      Despite the $10 trillion of new investment expected within the renewable energy industry over the next 20 years, asset managers are facing three factors that are putting their profits at risk:   Rapidly Decreasing Power Purchase Prices

How Lack of Confidence in Investment Decisions Hinders Growth

Lack of access to real-time, accurate data is hindering power producer’s ability to make investment decisions and limiting their chances of achieving profitable growth.   In today’s highly competitive global energy market, the ability to make accurate and timely investment decisions is an essential part of maintaining business growth. However, with dropping technology prices, evolving

Mercatus Finds ITC Tariffs to Create 214 Basis Point IRR Decrease

Company Finds U.S. Ranking Will Fall, Investors May to Flee to Other Global Markets SAN MATEO, CA– With the release last week of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) recommendations on the Section 201 solar trade case, power producers face an uncertain future. From the perspective of Mercatus, Inc., a cloud-based software company that serves the unique

New Insights Into Why Power Producers are Facing Unprofitable Growth

Declining power prices and decreasing PPA rates pose grave threats to power producer’s ability to grow profitably. San Mateo, CA –Recent studies and interviews with hundreds of energy executives from across the global energy spectrum by Mercatus reveal that power producers are facing unprofitable growth despite increasing business opportunities in the renewable energy and efficiency

Mercatus Named Amongst Top 25 Workflow Solution Providers

SAN MATEO, CA – JULY 24, 2017. Mercatus has been featured in CIO Applications as one of the Top 25 Workflow Solution Providers, which features companies that provide state of the art workflow management technologies and solutions. Mercatus Energy Investment Lifecycle Management (ILM) has been recognised in this list as the only solution specific to the

Using Data to Drive Insights and Cost Savings in Asset Management – Intersolar North America 2017

On panel at this year’s Intersolar North America, Haresh Patel talks with solar asset managers and software providers about the needs of asset managers and how they can apply data to drive insights and cost savings.    Asset management was a significant focus at this year’s Intersolar North America conference, with its own devoted sub conference hosted by SunSpec Alliance over the course of

Energy Independence Day

We would like to share these Independence Day reflections from one of our valued customers and company friends, Jigar Shah, president of Generate Capital.   I am a naturalized citizen, having been born in India and coming to the USA when I was very young.  I grew up in a small town in Illinois and

Trump Decides to Make China Great Again, as the U.S. Exits the Paris Agreement

President Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Accord is good news for China who is now poised to be the new economic superpower and leader in clean energy development.   Earlier today at the White House, President Donald Trump announced that he will be dissolving the United State’s commitment to the Paris Accord, and plans

New Opportunities in the Face of Uncertainty: Recapping BNEF 2017

Mercatus joined Bloomberg New Energy Finance for their signature Future of Energy Summit this past April in New York City. Now in its tenth year, this year’s show was the largest and most diverse yet, with over 1,000 attendees present from across the energy sector, including politicians, regulators, investors and more. New participation signalled major growth, given that just a few years ago the summit was still

Search for Higher Renewable Energy Returns Leads to Market Expansion and Operating Efficiency Focus

Mercatus has published its highly-anticipated Energy Insights Trend Report and complimentary copies are now available online.

New Asset Management Solution from Mercatus Expected to Deliver Productivity Gains of up to 30 Percent

Mercatus introduced today a major extension of its cloud platform for energy investment lifecycle management (ILM) targeting asset owners and operators.

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Why Digitalization is Critical in Surviving Market Transformation 

With more assets for sale and consolidations underway, energy markets are going through a period of uncertainty. Why unifying IT platforms is your best chance for weathering the storm.   It’s no new news that the onset of distributed generation is causing significant challenges for businesses across the energy sector. New technologies, changing consumer demands

Solar Acquisitions Heat Up as the Market Enters Into a Consolidation Phase (For a Second Time)

Here are the lessons learned from the first round of consolidations, and how companies can successfully merge this time around. Back in 2015, we noticed an emerging pattern that traditional power producers were following as they attempted to expand into the renewable energy market. At the time, a number of large utility players including NRG,

Impressions from Asia: Challenges and Opportunities for Renewables

After two weeks abroad, Haresh Patel returns to Mercatus with new insights into the Asian project finance landscape. In this Q&A interview, we get a glimpse into both the challenges and opportunities of project development in the East.   What was the purpose of your trip, and which countries did you visit? As we look

Key Learnings from Solar Asset Management North America

Asset Managers look towards automation, standardization and collaboration as the future of asset management. Over 400 solar professionals from across the industry convened at this year’s Solar Asset Management North America conference in San Francisco. Over the course of two days, professionals from across the solar spectrum convened to discuss the latest trends and innovations

Mercatus Selected as Energy CIO Insights’ Top 10 Vendors to Watch

SAN MATEO, CA – March 14, 2017. In the wake of the growing demand for clean energy, the energy industry is moving from centralized conventional sources of power generation towards distributed and renewable sources. “Mercatus foresaw the impending transformation of the energy industry and the subsequent business challenges in maintaining business visibility, managing change, and achieving profitable growth,” begins

Mercatus Raises $16.8 Million to Accelerate Power Producer Digitization with Energy Investment Lifecycle Management (ILM) Solution

Mercatus announced that it has secured $5.1M in additional funding as part of an extended Series B funding round. This brings the total for Series B funding to $16.8M.

Growing Corporate Procurement. Who Are the Next Global Players?

Corporate procurement is already quite popular in the US as companies such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft procure renewable energy to power their data centers, offices, and factories. As of last December, Amazon procured 650 MW, Google procured 565 MW and Microsoft 257 MW of clean power; the equivalent of two to three typical coal plants.

New White Paper from Leading Global Market Intelligence Firm Advocates Energy Investment Lifecycle Management (ILM)

SAN MATEO, CA – January 30, 2017. IDC Energy Insights published a new white paper this month, sponsored by Mercatus, entitled Investment Lifecycle Management (ILM): The Power Producer Digitization Imperative. The white paper concludes that a new category of cloud technology solutions (Energy ILM) has emerged to support the technology and change management requirements of

5 Reasons To Uplevel Your IT Infrastructure with ILM

Energy companies are told every day they need to catch up with an evolving IT landscape. At nearly every industry conference in 2016, we were reminded of the magnitude and inevitability of digital transformation in the energy sector. From Bloomberg’s Future of Energy Summits, to European Utility Week, we were reminded again and again that

Geothermal: A Steadily Growing Power Sector

When people converse about a low carbon future powered by clean energy, they often forgot one crucial renewable resource: geothermal. Maybe geothermal power is missed since it is one of the most difficult to understand. Anyone can imagine a sunny day or a rushing river. However, extracting heat from the Earth, a kilometer below the

Mercatus Energy Investment Lifecycle Management (ILM) System Reaches 100 Gigawatt Milestone

SAN MATEO, CA – January 15, 2017. Mercatus announced today that by year-end 2016 its Cloud software system—used to manage energy development projects and portfolios—had been deployed by industry leading power producers and utilities to manage in aggregate over 100 gigawatts of renewable energy in development or in operation. This is enough energy to power

Global Renewable Investments: Highlights and Predictions for 2017

Another year has come in gone in our burgeoning industry; and what a year it has been. 2016 started off strong from the momentum of COP21 and the ITC/PTC extension. However, mid year we witnessed the fall of SunEdison which further stressed the need for greater compliance and responsible project financing. A wave of populist movements throughout Europe, most notably

Big Oil Goes Green: A Growing Trend in Renewable Investments

These days, it seems the only time we hear from oil companies is when they are advertising their participation in clean energy development. BP has been running renewable ads for a handful of years, now — no doubt partially spurred by its poor public image, which is still recovering from the Deepwater Horizon incident. In

COP22 and the Fight Against Climate Change: Who Will Triumph?

COP21 and CO22 sent loud messages to the market that policy continues to stand up to climate change. But with whom does the responsibility lie? Last November,  the twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22), and the first session of the Paris Agreement met in Marrakech, Morocco. As of mid-December, 118 Parties had ratified

Investment 2.0: The Future of Renewable Financing

In Bloomberg’s 2016 New Energy Outlook, analysts maintained that we are on track to invest $9.4 trillion in carbon-free energy, globally, by 2040. However, the report also estimates that an additional $5.4 trillion will have to be spent in order to keep atmospheric carbon levels under the critical number of 450 parts-per-million. Given our renewable investment