ClearlySo envisions a world where the financial system is a powerful force for good and the impacts of businesses are considered in all investment decisions. The firm believes that impact has become the third dimension in investment decisions, and this is changing the financial system for the better. Businesses can be both high-return and high-impact – there is no trade off.
Originally founded in 2008, ClearlySo is based in London, UK and has helped more than 150 clients with advisory and capital raising services—helping funds raise more than £404m and businesses and enterprises raise more than £224m in impact investment from its extensive network of institutional investors, family office and high-net-worth individuals. ClearlySo has also supported and informed thousands of other businesses and individuals about impact investing through events, advisory sessions and reports.
ClearlySo has unparalleled access to institutional investors from across Europe and high-net-worth individuals from the UK. Working with these networks, ClearlySo helps enterprises and impact funds in transactions ranging from £2 million to £30 million for enterprises and over £100 million for funds. The team is skilled in financial markets, yet uniquely capable of balancing financial considerations and impact.
The firm has won several awards, including Investment Bank of the Year by Environmental Finance IMPACT Awards in 2020, along with winning many other awards over the years such as:
- Co-Investment Deal of the Year (2019) by the UKBAA Awards (finalist)
- Best Professional Service Provider (2018) by the Global Wealth Society Awards
- Impact Investment Firm of the Year (2017) by the Green Finance and Innovation Awards
- Business Consultancy of the Year (2016) by the British Small Business Awards