California — GoodLeap announced an investment round of more than $800 million, placing its valuation at $12 billion.
The round was led by MSD Partners, with funds managed by BDT Capital Partners, LLC, Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP and additional investors, including current shareholders.
The secondary transaction brings a new set of investors who can help GoodLeap continue its focus on operational excellence, technology innovation and expansion from residential solar and battery storage into the broader market for sustainable home improvement and other carbon-reducing products, and eventually commercial offerings and electric vehicles.
BDT & Company served as placement agent in this transaction.
“GoodLeap has an unprecedented opportunity to accelerate the adoption of sustainability products while creating mission-driven jobs,” said Hayes Barnard, Founder, Chairman and CEO of GoodLeap. “Our technology is fundamentally reshaping how the sustainable improvement industry can operate by removing friction between consumers, installers, manufactures, and financial institutions. We’re honored to partner with world class investors who share our mission to connect a world in which everyone can live more sustainably.”
Sustainable home upgrades represent an estimated $430 billion annual market opportunity in the United States alone. GoodLeap’s proprietary marketplace equips businesses with the fast and frictionless digital tools they need to finance sustainable home products at scale, including the ability to seamlessly bundle multiple products into a single loan. The technology removes cost barriers for homeowners by providing flexible payment options and creates an efficient channel for financial institutions to deploy their capital in high-performing environmental, social and governance (ESG) assets.
“The need for technology platforms that help drive the adoption of carbon-reducing products is key to helping solve one of the world’s biggest problems, climate change,” said Gregg Lemkau, CEO of MSD Partners.
“We are excited to partner with GoodLeap and its talented management team led by visionary founder Hayes Barnard and are thrilled to support this world positive platform that helps people live more sustainably,” said Byron Trott, Founder, Chairman and CEO of BDT Capital Partners.