Clean Energy, Advanced Materials 
& Environment Sustainability
About Saoradh

Saoradh Energy Partners (SEP) was formed in 2010 by its Managing Partner, Paul Nelson. The firm's name represents the free energy of any system, also known in science as Gibbs free energy. Pronounced "seur-ug" if you're a Scotsman and phonetically if you're an American. Saoradh is a Gaelic word that means the act of freeing and ties back to the ancestry of SEP's founder. The team is focused on building valuable companies in the clean energy, advanced materials and environment sustainability industries.

Investments: SEP deploys capital from its investment funds and partners with others to form additional capital to launch and grow early-stage companies. The firm may engage in M&A activities to act on roll-up opportunities or to build its portfolio companies into leading players, often in nascent clean energy and materials sectors. Coupled with capital formation, team members may fill key operating roles for limited periods of time and we typically take some type of governance role. We like to dig in with our portfolio companies, fully understand their offerings and market, and help them navigate the best path toward growth and a liquidity event.

Support:  As necessary to bridge personnel and expertise gaps, our team members provide support functions to SEP's early stage companies such as accounting, finance, human resources, IT, and market communications.  We also leverage the resources of this team to engage in projects including QMS program design, financial modeling, business plan development, market or capital project analysis, capital formation and networking, access to government incentives, or strategic partnership development in the US or internationally.

Commitment: No matter what we're doing, our work is a very connected set of activities. Leveraging our professional networks, understanding select energy sectors and the interplay between them, and a desire to get into the details are all part of creating value for our investments and executing on projects for our clients.