Accelerating the energy transition to net zero with our sustainable funding and partnership solutions

About Us

Horizon Energy Ventures specialises in asset finance in the new energy world – supporting customer investments in energy systems that enable the transition to net zero.

We work with our partners to offer their customers financed energy technology options ranging from electric vehicle charging infrastructure solutions through to heat pump installations, solar generation and battery storage systems.

By partnering with key players across the energy technology spectrum, we are looking to become a leading financier of this revolution.

Horizon Energy Ventures is a proud member of the Finance & Leasing Association, the leading trade body for the asset, consumer and motor finance sectors in the UK. We are signed up to their Business Finance Code which ensures fair and responsible trade with customers.

Horizon has built its business over the last decade specialising in energy asset financing provision. We currently work with over 70 energy suppliers, and to date have close to a million leased smart meters in operation across the UK.

Horizon Energy Ventures has been created alongside its sister company Horizon Energy Infrastructure (smart meter asset finance business) to focus specifically on offering financed solutions in key energy adjacent technology markets.

We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Arcus Infrastructure Partners LLP, an independent fund management company, focused solely on long-term investments in European energy, telecoms and transport infrastructure. They currently manage assets with a market value of over €19 billion.

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2009
Utility Funding

Utility Funding Limited founded. Family owned business focused on meter asset provision to non-domestic energy suppliers.

2013
Domestic Rollout Programme

Utility Funding Limited commenced first domestic rollout programme with First Utility. 11,000 smart-type meters alongside rental contracts with 30 energy suppliers.

2016
Foresight Metering

Utility Funding Limited acquired by Foresight Group with operating company name change to Foresight Metering Management Limited. Full integration of the team and significant focus on growing the domestic meter portfolio.

2017
SMETS1 Meter Roll-out

SMETS1 Roll-out programmes underway, resulting in ~11 million out of 54 million meters installed to date across the market.

2019
Horizon Energy Infrastructure

Commencement of SMETS2 meter roll-out across the UK with HEI securing multiple installation programmes.

Nov 2019
Horizon Energy Infrastructure acquired by Arcus Infrastructure Partners

HEI Acquired by Arcus Infrastructure Partners, to support our deployment of SMETS2 meters and transition into adjacent technologies.

2020
Horizon Energy Infrastructure Adjacent Tech

HEI pilot adjacent technology projects.

Dec 2020
Horizon Energy Ventures

Continued exploration in financing new energy asset technologies that support the transition to net zero.