SAM Private Equity leads $12m round for UK telecoms start-up Nujira


Cleantech investment firm SAM Private Equity has led a $12m investment in UK-based energy efficient telecoms company  Nujira.

Formed in 2002, its envelope tracking technology powers energy efficient 4G cellular terminals, base stations and digital broadcast transmitters.

Keimpe Keuning, investment director at Zurich-based SAM, said the firm was committing to Nujira at the pivotal time in the market adoption of envelope tracking (ET).

“With all major smartphone vendors poised to adopt ET in the next few years, Nujira’s world-leading technology and dominant patent position marks them out as the key player in this segment,” he said.

Nujira is currently engaged with 16 major smartphone chipset suppliers to embed its ET technology into their reference platforms and expects its Coolteq.L technology to be designed into 4G smartphones in 2013.

SAM is a global investment boutique focused exclusively on sustainability investing. The firm’s offering comprises asset management, indexes and clean tech private equity. Founded in 1995, SAM belongs to Robeco, a subsidiary of the Dutch Rabobank Group.

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