North Sky Brings Stefan den Doelder on Board in Europe
Minneapolis, MN – North Sky Capital (“North Sky”) is pleased to announce that Stefan den Doelder has joined the firm as a Managing Director based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. “We are very excited to welcome Stefan to our investment team,” said Scott Barrington, Chief Executive Officer. “This feels like a reunion because we have known Stefan since 2006, worked with him on many LP advisory committees and collaborated with him so many times over the years, including on fund investments, secondaries and co-investments. Joining forces was a natural evolution of our efforts and is based on long-standing mutual admiration and respect,” he continued.
Tom Jorgensen, Co-Head of North Sky’s impact secondaries strategy, added that “Stefan’s extensive knowledge and experience as a global impact investor will complement our existing team. While we have been investing worldwide since 2004, Stefan will enhance our coverage of developed markets outside of North America, in particular the UK, Europe and Israel. North Sky intends to hire additional employees to support the firm’s global investment strategy.
“I too am delighted to be joining the North Sky team,” said Stefan den Doelder. “Scott, Danny Zouber, Gretchen Postula and I were among the very first investors to commit institutional capital to impact and sustainability-focused private markets investments. What today is mainstream began in roughly 2006 as a focused effort to spur innovation and the creation of a cleantech venture capital ecosystem. Those early efforts expanded over the next 17 years into growth equity, buyouts and sustainable infrastructure, helping to create the healthy, diverse impact/sustainability marketplace that is a major part of the investment landscape today.”
Prior to joining North Sky, Mr. den Doelder was a Partner at Stafford Capital Partners where he was responsible for managing $1B in sustainable and impact private equity funds and co-investments. In the preceding years, he was a senior investment professional at Robeco where he was responsible for raising, investing and monitoring their Clean Tech Private Equity funds, which included fund investments, secondaries and co-investments. He also is the founder of 3P Capital, an advisory and placement agent firm servicing sustainability-focused GPs and LPs. Mr. den Doelder started his career as a co-founder of several sustainability consulting firms. For more information on his background, please visit the North Sky Capital website.
North Sky Capital is a registered investment adviser and pioneer in impact investing in the United States. Now in its 24th year, North Sky has deployed more than $1.3 billion across more than 140 impact investments on behalf of its various impact funds. The firm has two flagship investment strategies: impact secondaries (private equity) and sustainable infrastructure. Both strategies support positive environmental and social change while targeting market rate investment returns. North Sky has been an active impact investor since the beginning of the modern era of private markets impact investing in 2005-6. The firm has offices in Minneapolis, Boston and Rotterdam. For more information, visit www.northskycapital.com.