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This fund buys other investors’ positions in clean tech venture capital and private equity funds at a steep discount – this is called the "secondary market".


$7.5 million; originated in 2017.

For investors the emergence of disruptive technology is not a smooth, straight path upward; rather it stops and starts, bubbles and bursts. North Sky evaluates and purchases other investors’ positions at a deep discount. While this investment does not create new clean tech businesses, a fully functioning secondaries market is a cornerstone of the private equity marketplace. It also diversifies McKnight’s impact investing portfolio.

Asset Owner

Targeting market-rate returns, however no financial returns to report to date; fund is in acquisition phase.


Peer Investor

Too early to report.

 As of November 2017


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