North Sky Capital News & Events

Read on for news articles highlighting our team and to see upcoming industry events and conferences we will attend.

Impact Capitalism Summit

Nantucket Hotel & Resort, MA, July 19 - 20, 2017

At the Impact Capitalism Summit, we will connect with and learn from others who are mainstreaming impact investing. View event page.

Investing for Impact: Boston

Hyatt Regency Boston, MA, July 18, 2017

North Sky Capital is pleased to support the 2017 series of Investing for Impact events, designed for like-minded investors and investment professionals to come together to teach, learn, and gain a deeper understanding of how to direct investment capital for both financial and impact gains. View event page.

US Solar Secures Project Financing Facility from Alliance Fund II

PR Newswire, June 26, 2017

United States Solar Corporation ("US Solar"), a leading community solar developer, announced today it has secured a project financing facility from the Alliance Fund II. Read news article.

PartnerConnect Midwest

InterContinental Hotel, Chicago, IL, June 26 - 28, 2017

Now in its 10th year, this event has become the premier event for PE networking in the Midwest. View event page.

US SIF

JW Marriot Chicago, Chicago, IL, May 10 - 12, 2017

Attending the 2017 US SIF conference, entitled A New Climate for Investing in Impact, allows us to network with other leaders of the sustainable, responsible and impact investing community, and to learn about new approaches, trends and policy developments in the field. View event page.

North Sky Closes on Over $300 million for Two Impact Investment Funds

PR Newswire, May 8, 2017

North Sky Capital is pleased to announce the closing of Clean Growth Fund IV at $63 million, which was above the original $50 million fundraising target. Read press release here.

Impact Capitalism Summit

Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL, April 25 - 26, 2017

At the Impact Capitalism Summit, we will connect with and learn from others who are mainstreaming impact investing. View event page.

Investing for Impact: San Francisco

The Hotel Westin, San Francisco, CA, April 18, 2017

North Sky Capital is pleased to support the 2017 series of Investing for Impact events, designed for like-minded investors and investment professionals to come together to teach, learn, and gain a deeper understanding of how to direct investment capital for both financial and impact gains. View event page.

IBEW Construction & Maintenance Conference

Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC, March 29 - April 1, 2017

We are lending our support to this annual conference so we may stay abreast of the IBEW’s involvement in education and training, legislative and regulatory standards developments. View event page.

Confluence Philanthropy Annual Gathering

Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, LA, March 14 - 16, 2017

The Confluence Philanthropy event is a gathering of foundations, high net worth investors and their advisors to expand on ideas and goals in social and environmental impact through investing. View event page.

2017 IBEW-NECA Employee Benefits Conference

Naples Beach Hotel, Naples, FL, January 26 - 27, 2017

The IBEW-NECA Employee Benefits Conference is a chance for all entities of the benefit plans and trust funds to gather and improve working relationships and the ensure success for all parties. View event page.

CoRPaTH Summit & Crystal Globe Awards

Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, NV, December 13 - 14, 2016

CORPaTH is an organization of individuals and professionals who oversee pension assets. The CORPaTH Summit & Crystal Globe Awards gathers all of these people together annually. View event page.

IFEBP Annual Conference

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL, November 13 - 16, 2016

North Sky Capital will once again be attending the IFEBP Annual Employee Benefit Conference in Orlando, FL. The event has been around since 1954 and is considered the best source for information regarding employee benefits education. View event page.

SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing

Hyatt Regency, Denver, CO, November 9 - 11, 2016

The Annual SRI Conference: Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing gathers leaders, innovators and investment professionals to focus on a more socially equitable and environmentally sustainable economy. View event page.

FOX Fall Forum

JW Marriott Chicago, Chicago, IL, November 2 - 4, 2016

As the Family Office Exchange's annual flagship event, this gathering offers an opportunity to meet and learn from others who work for or with family offices. View event page.

Intentionally Designed Endowment Forum

Loyola University, Chicago, IL, November 1 - 2, 2016

The Intentional Endowments Network and Loyola University Chicago will use this event to bring together an assortment of professionals to focus on endowment investing in the context of 21st century sustainability challenges. View event page.

EmTech: MIT Technology Review

MIT Campus, Cambridge, MA, October 18 - 20, 2016

This yearly event looks at upcoming trends and advancements in technology that will interact with the global economy, business, and culture. View event page.

FOX Wealth Advisor Briefing

Cambridge Associates Office, Boston, MA, September 29, 2016

This breakfast is a yearly event used to exchange ideas and information regarding work with family offices. View event page.

Investing for Impact: Boston

Hyatt Regency Boston, Boston, MA, July 13, 2016

North Sky Capital is pleased to support the 2016 series of Investing for Impact events, designed for like-minded investors and investment professionals to come together to teach, learn, and gain a deeper understanding of how to direct investment capital for both financial and impact gains. View event page.

Investing for Impact: New York

Impact HUB, New York, NY, June 21, 2016

North Sky Capital is pleased to support the 2016 series of Investing for Impact events, designed for like-minded investors and investment professionals to come together to teach, learn, and gain a deeper understanding of how to direct investment capital for both financial and impact gains. View event page.

US SIF Annual Conference

Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Washington, DC, May 23 - 25, 2016

Attending the 2016 US SIF conference, entitled Investing for the Next Generation, allows us to network with other leaders of the sustainable, responsible and impact investing community, and to learn about new approaches, trends and policy developments in the field. View event page.

Investing for Impact: Chicago

The James Hotel, Chicago, IL, May 23, 2016

North Sky Capital is pleased to support the 2016 series of Investing for Impact events, designed for like-minded investors and investment professionals to come together to teach, learn, and gain a deeper understanding of how to direct investment capital for both financial and impact gains. View event page.

FOX Wealth Advisor Forum

Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL, May 3 - 5, 2016

Much has been documented about the transformation that is occurring around making money while also making a difference. At this event, Gretchen Postula will be leading a dialogue on how family offices can innovate impact investing into their financial strategy. View event page.

Impact Capitalism Summit

Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL, April 26 - 27, 2016

At the Impact Capitalism Summit, we will connect with and learn from others who are mainstreaming impact investing. View event page.

IBEW Construction & Maintenance Conference

Washington Hilton, Washington, DC, April 14 - 15, 2016

We are lending our support to this annual conference so we may stay abreast of the IBEW’s involvement in education and training, legislative and regulatory standards developments.

ESG, SRI & Impact Investing Summit

The Princeton Club, New York, NY, March 30 - 31, 2016

North Sky Capital will attend this conference to connect with others and gain further insight into sustainable and responsible investing. View event page.

Investing for Impact: San Francisco

Hotel Nikko, San Francisco, CA, March 24, 2016

North Sky Capital is pleased to support the 2016 series of Investing for Impact events, designed for like-minded investors and investment professionals to come together to teach, learn, and gain a deeper understanding of how to direct investment capital for both financial and impact gains. View event page.

Alliance Fund II Provides $20 Million Debt Facility for OneRoof Energy

PR Newswire, December 2, 2015

AF II announced that it has provided a $20 million debt facility that will finance the development of residential solar PV installations by OneRoof Energy... Read press release here.

"Alliance Fund II Provides $25 Million Capital Facility for Cypress Creek Renewables"

PR Newswire, November 24, 2015

North Sky Capital's AF II announced that it has completed its first investment... Read press release here.

CORPaTH Summit & Crystal Globe Awards

Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, NV, December 15 - 16, 2015

CORPaTH is an organization of individuals and professional who oversee pension assets. The CORPaTH Summit & Crystal Globe Awards gathers all of these people together annually. View event page.

IFEBP Conference

Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, HI, November 6 - 11, 2015

North Sky Capital will once again be attending the IFEBP Annual Employee Benefit Conference in beautiful Honolulu, HI. The event has been around since 1954 and is considered the best source for information regarding employee benefits education. View event page.

Annual SRI Conference: Sustainable, Responsible Impact Investing

The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO, November 3 - 5, 2015

The Annual SRI Conference: Sustainable, Responsible Impact Investing gathers leaders, innovators and investment professionals to focus on a more socially equitably and environmentally sustainable economy. View event page.

Investing for Impact Conference: Minneapolis

The Hilton Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN, May 21, 2015

North Sky Capital is not only attending but also sponsoring the SRI: Investing for Impact conference in Minneapolis on May 21, 2015. The event will focus on improving attendees' knowledge of current social and economic issues and impacts. View event page.

Divestment and Sustainable Investment Forum

The Grand Hyatt, Denver, CO, May 6 - 8, 2015

North Sky Capital will be attending the Divestment and Sustainable Investment Forum in Denver, CO, which gives participants an overview of the opportunities and challenges related to sustainable investing. NSC is also sponsoring the Heroes of Sustainability Awards Dinner, the night before the Forum begins, which is honoring Ellen Dorsey this year. View event page.

The List: Private Equity Firms

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, April 24, 2015

North Sky Capital was named one of the largest private equity firms in the Twin Cities by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Read the article here.

US SIF Annual Conference: Sustainable Investing

The Westin Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, May 4 - 6, 2015

North Sky Capital not only attended but also sponsored the annual US SIF conference in Chicago. View event page.

SRI Conference

The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO, November 9 - 11, 2014

The premier annual gathering of investors and investment professionals investing for a positive impact for a truly sustainable future. View event page.

IFEBP U.S. Annual Employee Benefits Conference

Boston Convention & Exhibit Center, Boston, MA, October 12 - 14, 2014

At this event, attendees explored trends, ideas and information to assist in meeting fiduciary obligations in employee benefits. View event page.

NCCMP Annual Conference

Westin Diplomat Resort, Hollywood, FL, September 22 - 24, 2014

The annual NCCMP Conferences works to enhance and protect the financial security of multi-employer plans. View event page.

US SIF Annual Conference: Markets, Mission and Materiality

The Capital Hilton, Washington D.C., May 19 - 21, 2014

At the US SIF Annual Conference, North Sky Capital networked with leaders of sustainable and responsible investing, heard from leading investors, CEOs and policymakers, and learned new approaches, trends and policy developments in the field. View event page.

CORPaTH / Heartland Capital Strategies Rebuild America Roundtable

AFL-CIO Headquarters, Washington D.C., May 6, 2014

This CORPaTH roundtable event focused on defending retirement security and promoting responsible investments. View event page.

Impact Capitalism Summit

Union League Club of Chicago, April 29 - 30, 2014

At this event, North Sky Capital learned more on how to deploy capital to make a positive impact while still maximizing returns. View event page.

"Sustainable Alpha: Let Global Trends Lead"

Portland Business Journal, August 7, 2012

Scott Barrington, of North Sky Capital, provides his insights on private equity and sustainable investing. Read the article here.

"Cleantech Investing Grows Up As Market Forces Shift"

Private Equity Analyst, December 1, 2010

Scott Barrington and Danny Zouber are quoted in this industry article, which discusses the evolution of clean technology investing. Read the article here.

"Piper Jaffray Private Capital to Become North Sky Capital"

Wall Street Journal, October 13, 2010

The full article written by the Wall Street journal regarding North Sky Capital's spin off from Piper Jaffray. Read the article here.

"Newnet Investor Profile: Scott Barrington"

New Energy World Network, March 25, 2009

Scott Barrington discusses the key issues facing investors into clean energy funds, the increasing interest institutional investors are taking in the sector and why the global financial crisis could yet prove an advantage for private equity. Read the article here.

"Institutional Investor Profile: Mike Pohlen

The Alternative Assets Newsletter, September 3, 2008

In this interview, Michael Pohlen, of North Sky Capital, talks about the exciting opportunities in cleantech investments, an impending shake-out in the Chinese private equity market, the shut-down of the IPO window and the attractiveness of the LBO and venture capital markets. Read the article here.

"'Cleantech' Fund Draws $62.5M"

Twin Cities Business Journal, March 23, 2007

This feature article highlights the final closing of our Cleantech fund of funds above the initial target of $25M and the revised target of $50M. Read the article here.

"Green Technology Revs Up Venture Capitalists"

CNBC.com, February 12, 2007

This article appears on the CNBC website covering the latest in green technology investing for venture capitalists. Scott Barrington is quoted in the article saying that "clean energy has come of age." Read the article here.

"Solar-Energy Firm Seeks Sunnier Recruiting"

Star Tribune, May 12, 2006

This article describes a St. Paul-based solar energy company that is raising additional venture capital money to develop lower-cost solar cells from silicon nanotechnology. The Piper Jaffray fund of funds is cited. Read the article here.

"Internet Visionaries Betting on Green Technology Boom"

Washington Post, April 18, 2006

This broad-based article discusses leaders from the Internet boom looking into clean energy investing and cites the Piper Jaffray fund of funds. Read the article here.

"Cleantech Revs Up investors"

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 5, 2006

This article re-caps presentations made at the "Investing in Clean Energy" conference at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in October 2006. Scott Barrington is quoted in the article based upon his presentation at the conference about venture capital, buyout and poroject finance opportunities in the alternative energy sector. Read the article here.