White Deer Invests in Fortress Power, a Battery Energy Storage Business
Fortress Power is a Leading Designer and Manufacturer of Battery Energy Storage Systems
White Deer, a private equity firm that invests in products and services businesses in the energy, industrials, and infrastructure end markets, has invested in Fortress Power, LLC (“Fortress” or the “Company”). Fortress is a designer and manufacturer of battery energy storage systems that capture and store solar and grid power for homeowners and businesses. White Deer was joined in its investment by MB Energy Partners, a venture and growth-stage investor focused on the energy transition.
“As grid resiliency and distributed generation become increasingly critical to power grids around the world, we believe that Fortress’s unique offerings position the Company to be a major contributor to these emerging trends while helping enable increased adoption of renewable energy,” said Varun Babbili, Managing Director of White Deer. “This investment highlights one of White Deer’s core strategies, which is to invest in companies that facilitate the energy transition or enable the decarbonization of traditional energy industries. We look forward to partnering with Fortress’s talented leadership team to continue to build on the Company’s success to date.”
John Bishop, Managing Partner of MB Energy Partners, added “Fortress’s outstanding leadership team, market-focused approach to technology development, and differentiated product offerings and service quality stand out in the rapidly evolving energy storage industry.”
Fortress is a leader in large-capacity battery energy storage systems, having sold over 20,000 battery energy storage systems since its founding. By offering larger system capacities, Fortress’s integrated systems are easy to install and deliver comprehensive whole-home backup solutions, unlocking cost savings and minimizing grid disruptions for customers. The Company utilizes LFP battery cells to ensure enhanced product safety and longevity. Fortress is dedicated to supporting its installer and distributor partners through both its product design and technical support tools, ensuring seamless customer outcomes and cost-efficient installations.
“Fortress is committed to providing superior battery energy storage solutions to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Our systems are designed to be safer and easier to use for both end customers and our installer partners,” said Jing Yu, Founder and CEO of Fortress. “By partnering with White Deer and MB Energy Partners, Fortress is positioned to further accelerate its growth, starting with several new products we look forward to announcing in 2022. This partnership will also allow the Company to penetrate new markets and significantly expand our highly talented team.”
About Fortress (https://www.fortresspower.com/):
Headquartered in Southampton, PA, Fortress is a leading global designer and manufacturer of battery energy storage systems for residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The Company has operations across North America, the Caribbean, Central America, and Asia. In addition to its award-winning local live technical support, Fortress has partnered with industry leading lending institutions to help make investment in solar and storage as easy as possible.
About White Deer (https://whitedeerenergy.com/):
White Deer is a private equity firm that invests in products and services businesses in the energy, industrials, and infrastructure end markets. One of White Deer’s core strategies is to invest in companies that facilitate the energy transition or enable the decarbonization of traditional energy industries. The firm relies on a thematic, research-based investment approach and deep industry knowledge to create sustained value for its companies, investment partners, and employees. The firm, which is based in Houston and New York, has raised in excess of $2.7 billion of committed capital since its founding in 2008.
About MB Energy Partners (https://mbenergypartners.com/):
MB Energy Partners invests in companies that provide supporting services, products, and technologies (i.e. “picks and shovels”) which enable the energy transition. The firm’s approach is to analyse the value chains of new energy sectors, identify gaps and opportunities for outsized growth, and then invest alongside great management teams and partners. The firm is based in Houston and invests globally.
Jing Yu, Chief Executive Officer, Fortress Power, [email protected]
Varun Babbili, Managing Director, White Deer, [email protected]
John Bishop, Managing Partner, MB Energy Partners, [email protected]