25 years of
Founded in 1996, our way is rooted in a deep commitment to creating long-term value beyond returns. We pioneered commercial impacting investing and on behalf of our clients, invested more than USD 2.6bn helping great businesses to grow and making a positive difference.
A look at the Pegasus story
Our successful entrepreneurial history of investing in private markets is the foundation on which we continue to build our track record to innovate into new strategies and drive growth through long-term oriented partnerships with both employees and business partners.
2021: Pegasus celebrates its 25th anniversary.
2020: Pegasus launches the Sub-national Climate Fund, with an anchor commitment of USD 150mn by the Green Climate Fund, investing in renewable energy & energy efficiency, waste & water management, and nature based solutions across global emerging markets.
2018: Pegasus obtains accreditation by the Green Climate Fund as the first US based private equity investment manager.
2011: Pegasus raises Private Equity Fund V, emerging market coverage is further expanded, core investments in energy transition.
2007: Pegasus raises Private Equity Fund IV, investment coverage is expanded into emerging markets, key investments address energy efficiency improvements of buildings.
2004: Pegasus raises Private Equity Fund III, includes first investments in the recycling sector.
1999: Pegasus raises Private Equity Fund II, identifies healthy nutrition as important investment sector.
1996: Craig Cogut starts Pegasus Capital Advisors focusing on sustainability and health investments and raises first private equity fund
Pegasus’ global team is an extraordinary group of professionals, from former CEOs and industry-leading specialists to the next generation of global leaders, we all put our skills to work and create value beyond returns.
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Craig Cogut has spent a career building successful investment businesses. Mr. Cogut founded Pegasus, a private equity fund, in 1995 and serves as its Chairman and CEO. Through Mr. Cogut’s leadership, Pegasus has focused on sectors influenced by global resource scarcity and the need to combat climate change, as well as on the growth in demands globally for human health and wellness, leading to Pegasus becoming the first U.S. private equity fund manager to be accredited by the Green Climate Fund. In 1990 Mr. Cogut co-founded and was one of the original partners at Apollo Advisors L.P., a position he held for six years preceding the creation of Pegasus. Mr. Cogut has been an active philanthropist in the fields of improving education, building civil society and championing environmental and health issues. Mr. Cogut is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of HealthE, Inc. and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of PanTheryx. Mr. Cogut is an alumnus of Brown University and Harvard Law School.
David Cogut is a Partner at Pegasus Capital Advisors. Mr. Cogut is a member of the Investment and Valuation Committees. Prior to joining Pegasus, Mr. Cogut was an investment banker at Moelis & Company, where he focused on mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructurings and financing transactions across the gaming and lodging, industrials, media, real estate, and technology sectors. Mr. Cogut currently oversees Pantheryx, Renaissance Downtowns, Six Senses US, and SleepScore Labs. Past investments in which Mr. Cogut was highly involved include Six Senses, Spirit Music and Halo, Purely for Pets. Mr. Cogut also serves on the board of the Advisory Council for the Institute at Brown for Environment & Society. Mr. Cogut graduated from Brown University with a major in Economics.
Joel Haney is a Partner and a member of the firm’s investment committee. He is focused on investments in environmental services, building solutions, energy efficiency and clean energy. Mr. Haney currently serves on the board of directors of HealthE, a market leader in Far-UV and UVC solutions that sanitize indoor spaces, and Global Value Lighting, an industry leader in private label LED lighting solutions. He has held numerous portfolio company board member roles during his tenure at Pegasus.
Prior to joining Pegasus, Mr. Haney was an investment banker at Moelis & Company. Outside of the office, he is an advisory board member of the Department of Dermatology at Mount Sinai in New York City. Mr Haney graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University.
General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
Brian Friedman is the General Counsel and the Chief Compliance Officer of Pegasus. He currently serves on the boards of Lighting Science Group, Global Value Lighting and Olympus Insurance.
Prior to joining Pegasus, Mr. Friedman was an Associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions group at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, where he worked on a broad array of M&A transactions across multiple industries, with a focus on middle-market private equity transactions. Mr. Friedman graduated from Cornell University in 2006 with a degree in Chemistry and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2009. Mr. Friedman also serves on the board of the Mikey’s Way Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to enrich the lives of children with cancer and other life threatening conditions.
Principal, Head of Investments, SCF
Simon Forsyth is a Principal at Pegasus Capital Advisors and is Head of Investments for the Subnational Climate Fund. Mr. Forsyth is a member of the Investment Committee for the Subnational Climate Fund. Prior to joining Pegasus, Mr. Forsyth held several positions with global infrastructure private equity funds, such as Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and OMERS Infrastructure. Mr. Forsyth’s experience covers infrastructure investment and impact investment across a broad range of subsectors and geographies, including emerging markets. Mr. Forsyth holds a Master’s in Management (with Distinction) from the London School of Economics and is a CFA Charterholder.
ESG and Impact Manager
Natalie Gartmann is the ESG & Impact Manager of Pegasus. Ms. Gartmann is a member of the Sustainability Committee. Prior to joining Pegasus, Ms. Gartmann was a Consultant at the global management consulting firm Sustainserv where she advised companies on integrating sustainability into long-term strategies, everyday operations, and reporting. She has a strong background in the financial sector, which includes developing and implementing responsible investment policies, integrating ESG into investment decision-making processes, and conducting impact assessments. Ms. Gartmann holds a Master’s in Management from HEC Paris and a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the University of St. Gallen.
Anuj Kamdar is a Vice President at Pegasus. Prior to joining Pegasus, Mr. Kamdar was an investment banker at Moelis & Company, where he focused on mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructurings and financing transactions across the media, technology, and consumer retail sectors. Past investments in which he has been involved include Six Senses, Spirit Music Holdings and Carol’s Daughter. Mr. Kamdar is currently heavily involved with PanTheryx, Renaissance, Accordant and Creative Realities. Mr. Kamdar graduated from California Berkeley with a B.A in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business.
Ulrike Schambeck is the Controller of Pegasus. Previously, Ms. Schambeck was a Senior Associate, Assurance – Capital Markets at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in New York. She also worked for Sparkasee Regensburg, a bank in Regensburg, Germany, from 1978 to 1993. Ms. Schambeck attended Westminster College earning a combined Bachelor’s degree and an M.B.A. in 1997. She is also qualified as a Certified Public Accountant.
Managing Partner, SCF
Patrick Scheurle is Managing Partner for the Sub-national Climate Fund at Pegasus and a member of the Investment Committee. After starting his professional career in banking and asset management as a strategy consultant and portfolio manager, Patrick pioneered Impact Investing as major investor and CEO of BlueOrchard Finance Ltd. Under Patrick’s leadership, BlueOrchard grew to more than $4 billion in assets under management at its peak, and created one of the industry’s leading impact management and measurement frameworks. BlueOrchard was acquired by Schroders plc in October 2019. Patrick’s investment experience includes private equity, sustainable infrastructure, and private debt. Patrick holds a PhD in Finance from the University of St.Gallen and is a published author of several books and academic papers.