Overview

To date Winch Energy has been supported by investment from notable corporations such as Itochu Europe PLC, Total Eren, and Al-Gihaz Holding. We are now offering anyone that shares our vision the opportunity to own shares in Winch Energy through Equity Crowdfunding on Crowdcube.

Notable successes:

Recent investment from Itochu Europe PLC in 2021 through equity and shareholder loan.

€400m

Expressions of interest for project funding in excess of €400m from UK ECA UKEF.

Winner

of the Environmental Impact Award at the British Expertise International Awards 2020.

70,000

Closed the largest Mini-Grid Financing Portfolio to date in January 2021, with the aim of providing electricity to 70,000 people in Uganda and Sierra Leone.

Investments of this nature carry risks to your capital.
Please invest aware.

FAQs

Crowdfunding is a method of raising money to finance projects and/or businesses through an online crowdfunding platform. If the business makes an ‘exit’ (i.e. sale to another company) at a higher value than what you invested, you can make a return on the investment – thereby making a profit. 

Please note that any investment will only go ahead if the business raises the full amount sought. The investor will also have a 7-day ‘cooling-off’ period in case he/she changes his/her mind.

Importantly, you invest at your own risk. No return is guaranteed. For more information please visit our crowdfunding partner Crowdcube.

By becoming a shareholder, you will facilitate the expansion of Winch Energy across the world and help deliver clean, safe energy to remote off-grid communities. Specifically, in the near future you will directly contribute towards:

  1. Building upon an existing mini-grid portfolio for Sub-Saharan Africa, which will provide electricity to over 70,000 people
  2. The development of projects in both Asia and South America – in countries such as Brazil, Myanmar, and Pakistan
  3. More generally, assist national governments to help meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals with regards to energy access (SDG 7) and poverty alleviation (SDG 1)

In addition, you will have the opportunity to benefit financially if we build upon our existing success and continue to grow in value. Importantly, as a growth business our priority is to put any earnings back into the business to help support the development of the solar mini-grid market and increase the value of the company so we do not expect to pay dividends to shareholders in the near future.

There are two principal risks to be aware of when investing in shares, particular when investing in growth focused businesses:

  1. The value of your shares depends on the success of the company. If the company is unsuccessful and decreases in value, the value of your shares will also fall. If the company fails completely and goes out of business, you would lose all of your investment.
  2. Your shares in Winch Energy, as a private company without its shares being traded on a public market, are illiquid, which means they can be difficult to sell and it can be hard to value them. It may not be possible to sell them at all, even if the business is a success and your shares have increased in value. You should therefore be prepared to hold your shares for the long-term.
  3. You can find out more information about making an equity investment, including the different risks involved, in the appropriate information section from Crowdcube (the investment platform where our campaign is available).

Our campaign will soon be available for those who pre-register. This private period will last seven days before our campaign opens to the public thereafter.

Winch Energy has partnered with equity investment experts Crowdcube to offer our shares.

To become a shareholder of Winch Energy you will need to open an account with Crowdcube and place your investment through them. Your investment will be administered and held through your Crowdcube account.

Please note that you must be over 18 years old and legally entitled to invest. You will also need to be a resident of UK, Ireland or a country where you may legally receive financial promotions of the nature provided. Unfortunately residents of Japan, Canada and the US are not allowed to invest unless they are SEC accredited.

The exit options for investors in start-up and growth stage businesses are quite different from the process of buying and selling shares. Currently, shares bought in the types of businesses on the Crowdcube platform are not typically available to trade on a secondary market, and therefore your exit options as an investor are more limited.

If Winch Energy continues to grow, there could be other opportunities in the future to sell your shares. This might be if the company lists on a stock exchange, Winch Energy is bought by another company or the company offers to buy back your shares using profits.

The campaign will last for up to 30 days, or whenever we reach or target. If we hit our target sooner then we will give a 24-hour warning before the round closes. Please note, there is a limited amount of equity available in this round and we expect the round to fill quickly therefore we encourage you to pledge your commitment as soon as the round opens.

The campaign will close as soon as we hit the maximum amount we have opened to the crowd, or once the 30 days is up.

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