EnerTech Capital adds Anne-Marie Bourgeois to strengthen their position in the Quebec market

PHILADELPHIA, PA, TORONTO, ON and MONTREAL, QC, Sept. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - EnerTech Capital is pleased to announce they have hired leading cleantech/energy technology executive Anne-Marie Bourgeois as Vice President, Investments. Anne-Marie is based in Montreal and will be responsible for leading EnerTech Capital's investment activities in Québec as well as building relationships on a global basis.

Anne-Marie has a strong operational background, with 17 years of experience working with cleantech and energy technology companies related to industrial processes, waste management, materials, transportation, water, biofuels and agro-industry.  Anne-Marie has been involved in the early-stage financing of many technology companies with Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), as well as an executive in residence and business development specialist with International Services for Sustainable Development (SIDD).

Anne-Marie is passionate about helping ambitious entrepreneurs grow their ventures and become world leaders in their spaces. She established international corporate partnerships, go-to-market strategies and first sales of disruptive technologies in North America and emerging markets. Anne-Marie is also recognized for having contributed to preparing exits through M&As.

With her hands-on experience and her capacity to work fluently in English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish, Anne-Marie builds on EnerTech's focus to develop companies into international leaders and deliver outstanding returns to investors.

"Anne-Marie is recognized as a cleantech/energy technology pioneer in Quebec. She has been active for over 17 years in the industry, and brings a real added value for companies" says Scott McKay. "Parti Québecois welcomes to Quebec EnerTech Capital, a major foreign investor renowned in its field.  This is exactly the kind of investments that we aim for Quebec."

Scott McKay, Repentigny MNA

Andrée-Lise Méthot, Founder and Senior Partner at Cycle Capital Management is delighted that Anne-Marie Bourgeois has been appointed at EnerTech Capital. "Cycle Capital welcomes EnerTech's intention to increase its presence in Quebec. This is great news for the cleantech and energy industry. Our concerted actions will, I am sure, bring out all the best for entrepreneurs in Quebec and elsewhere" says Ms. Méthot.

"We are extremely excited to have Anne-Marie join the EnerTech team. We have worked closely with Anne-Marie for many years and she clearly represents the type of strong talent we were seeking as we expand our platform.  She brings significant domain knowledge and operating experience in the cleantech/energy technology sector and helps build out our strong focus in Canada.  Having Anne-Marie in Montreal will also help us develop significant linkages with the many emerging energy technology companies in the Province along with strategic partners and co-investors.  Her extensive global rolodex combined with her strong Quebec and Canada wide connections will help further enhance our proprietary deal flow.  Anne-Marie will work closely with the rest of team in Canada (Toronto and Alberta) and our main office in Philadelphia."

Wally Hunter, Managing Director, EnerTech Capital

"EnerTech Capital has an outstanding team of professionals; adding real value for entrepreneurs in the energy technology sector.  I am thrilled and honoured to be part of such a great team.  The team is composed of energy and power specialists who deeply understand this business, and help overcome challenges in this space." 

Anne-Marie Bourgeois, Vice President, Investments, EnerTech Capital

With the recent first closing on its fourth fund (EnerTech Capital Partners IV L.P.), EnerTech is continuing its strong focus on the significant energy related opportunities in North America.

About EnerTech Capital
EnerTech Capital is a private investment firm focused on innovation in the energy and power industries: early to mid stage companies that offer products or services that dramatically improve the profitability of producing or consuming energy. Founded in 1996, the firm has managed approximately $450 million and has delivered 31 exits. EnerTech Capital is currently investing out of its fourth fund and has offices in Philadelphia, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary (fall 2012).

Image with caption: "Anne-Marie Bourgeois, Vice President, Investments (CNW Group/EnerTech Capital)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120912_C5800_PHOTO_EN_17704.jpg

SOURCE: EnerTech Capital

For further information:

www.enertechcapital.com

CONTACT: Wally Hunter:  416-363-8563  whunter@enertechcapital.com

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