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
We selectively build partnerships with organizations and people who share the same values and vision to develop solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.
AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles is dedicated to accelerating scientific collaboration, advancing an emerging blue economy through business innovation and job creation, and inspiring the next generation, all for a more sustainable, just and equitable world.Visit website
Blue Climate Initiative
The Blue Climate Initiative is a global initiative bringing together scientists, community groups, entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, influencers, and others to protect the ocean and accelerate ocean-related strategies to address the climate crisis and other pressing environmental issues.Visit website
Blue Natural Capital Financing Facility
The BNCFF supports the development of sound, investable blue natural capital projects with clear ecosystem service benefits, based on multiple income streams and appropriate risk-return profiles.Visit website
The CC35 aims to accelerate the commitment of the Capital Cities of the Americas to address the climate emergency that the planet is experiencing. It was officially established under the leadership of the heads of government of the hemisphere as the first initiative born in Latin America with the firm purpose of achieving regional climate integration through local diplomacy and decisive contribution from a sub-national perspective to the UNFCCC in terms of legislation, financing and communication.Visit website
Ernst & Young provides audit, tax, business risk, technology and security risk services, and human capital services worldwide. The company, one of the Big Four accounting firms, dates back to the early twentieth century. Today the company employs over 200,000 people and operates in over 150 countries.Visit website
With the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, Gold Standard launched a best practice standard for climate and sustainable development interventions to maximize impact, creating value for people around the world and the planet we share.Visit website
Green Climate Fund
Pegasus is the first traditional North American alternative asset manager accredited by the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund (GCF). The GCF was established by the 194 countries who are parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and seeks to support the efforts of developing countries to respond to the challenge of climate change.Visit website
Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) is the specialized agency for agriculture of the Inter-American System that supports the efforts of Member States to achieve agricultural development and rural well-being. The Institute provides cooperation services through close and permanent work with its 34 Member States, addressing their needs in a timely manner. IICA has broad experience in areas such as technology and innovation for agriculture, agricultural health, food safety and quality, international agricultural trade, family farming, rural development, natural resource management and the bioeconomy.Visit website
International Union for Conservation of Nature
IUCN is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organizations. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,400 Member organizations and the input of more than 18,000 experts.Visit website
Regions of Climate Action
Pegasus is Chair of the Climate Finance Committee of the R20, a non-profit organization under leadership of sub-national and regional governments globally in collaboration with the UN; via policy, technology and finance, the R20 helps members implement low carbon economic development projects that measurably reduce GHGs.Visit website
SYSTEMIQ is a systems change company that partners with business, finance, policy-makers, and civil society to make economic systems truly sustainable. The company combines high-level research with high-impact, on-the-ground work.Visit website
The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 46 least developed countries (LDCs). UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development.Visit website
UNDP works in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty while protecting the planet by helping countries develop strong policies, skills, partnerships and institutions so they can sustain their progress.Visit website
UN MPTF Office
Established in 2003 and housed within the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) facilitates UN coherence and development effectiveness in addressing multifaceted issues and engages in collaborative international efforts on pandemics, climate change and biodiversity conservation.Visit website