Watershed Capital Group Newsletter: First Impact Trade Mission | Dept. of Commerce

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First Impact Trade Mission | Dept. of Commerce
US Commercial ServiceNEW YORK, NY (April 30, 2013) – Watershed Capital Group & the Department of Commerce announced their collaboration to organize an Impact & Sustainable Private Equity Certified Trade Mission (CTM). This is the first trade mission to feature fund managers operating in the impact and sustainable sectors. The Impact CTM will take place the week of September 30, 2013 and will involve delegation meetings in Amsterdam, London, and Zurich.
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Metro Atlanta Chamber, the State of Georgia & Watershed Partner To Organize Summit
Clean Energy+Technology SummitIn October, the International Clean Energy+Technology Summitis being organized by Watershed, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and Georgia Department of Economic Development.

AquacultureNext Generation Aquaculture
Watershed has seen an upsurge in interest in sustainable seafood and aquaculture. Watershed is seeing more interest here and have recently taken on assignments to assist firms commercializing next generation aquaculture solutions. See link to article co-authored by Michael Whelchel & Aaron Enz regarding the growing importance of sustainable aquaculture.

Five Fund Forum11th Five Fund Forum
Watershed recently completed its 11th Five Fund Forum, its flagship event showcasing leading sustainable and impact fund managers. Over 120 attendees learned about innovative funds operating in organic farmland, clean technologies, emerging markets, businesses in low and moderate income communities, and student lending. For more information, contact one of the Watershed professionals.

SJF VenturesSJF III Oversubscribed In Final Closing
SJF Ventures conducted the final closing on its third fund with more than $90MM in capital commitments, tripling the size of the previous fund. Investors included Citi, Deutsche Bank, Annie E. Casey Foundation, F. B. Heron Foundation, MetLife, Prudential Financial, and many others. Watershed Capital Group assisted in raising a portion of the fund.

About Watershed Capital Group
Watershed Capital Group is a specialty consulting firm assisting sustainable companies and fund managers in seeking strategic and financial partners and in executing M&A transactions. Watershed Capital is proud to be a founding B Corp member. For more information, please visitwww.watershedcapital.com.