History

The PEARL Infrastructure Capital project was born from the combined experience of its two co-founders: Pierre Rellet and Jean-Christophe Guimard.

These founders have spent the majority of their careers working with international environmental utility operators (energy, water and waste management) and as entrepreneurs. This duality has allowed them to hold several different positions, from business unit managers to structured finance specialists.

Today, the founding partners have joined forces with the Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity platform to create a private equity fund dedicated to energy transitions, the circular economy and environmental impacts.

The fund’s first closing took place in May 2019. In March 2020, PEARL completed its final closing with total commitment in the fund reaching 280 M€, significantly above its 200M€ objective.