Our clients

We have over 1,000 clients in 60 countries, primarily in the EU.

Our clients’ industries include generation of heat and power, oil refining and manufacture of bricks, cement, lime, chemicals, fertilisers, foods, paper, iron and steel, aviation, renewable power generation and fuel blending.

Case studies

These are some examples of more interesting trades which we have done recently. They give an idea of the range of transactions we are able to execute and show some of the ways we solve clients’ problems.

Collateral recovery - €3 million

A client had EUAs tied up as collateral under a loan agreement with a financial institution. The collateral was significantly undervalued by the financial institution. Therefore the client wished to release the collateral to be able to realise its full value. VEF provided the client with funds sufficient to pay off the loan and thereby release the collateral. The client then sold the collateral via VEF, releasing €3 million of cash.


Repo for capital equipment financing - €11 million

A client needed bridge financing to purchase capital equipment. VEF executed the sale and repurchase of over 700,000 EUAs to provide two years of funding before the equipment was refinanced.

EUA loan to finance purchase of fuel for winter season - €2 million

A client operating a municipal district heating plant needed to purchase fuel before the winter heating season. However, it did not have funds available. VEF arranged for the lending of EUAs to the client which they then sold to raise the necessary funds. The loan was duly repaid when the client received fresh allowances on allocation.

EUA online auctions

We executed three online auctions of EUAs for the Hungarian and Lithuanian governments in 2006 and 2007, selling 1.7 million EUAs in all. These were the first ever online auctions of EUAs by governments. 

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Vertis enters renewable energy market and is member of RECS International
25 September 2017
Vertis Environmental Finance started the trading of Guarantees of Origin (GOs), a special tracking certificate that labels...
Vertis acquires Alco2
18 September 2017
Vertis Environmental Finance has completed the acquisition of Alco2, the Brussels based emissions trading firm. Alco2 team...
Vertis voted 2017 Best Research in Emissions by Energy Risk users
11 August 2017
In the survey by the top commodity and energy risk journal, Energy Risk Vertis has been voted 2017 Best Research in Emissions...

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EUA Dec17: Price heads back into trend channel
25 September 2017
Lower power prices and the deteriorating profitability of coal fired power plants weighed on the price of carbon last week...
EUA Dec17: Price might consolidate near 7 euro
18 September 2017
Despite hitting the highest level in 2 years at 7.72 euro last week, the EUA Dec17 finished the week 1.7% lower in a weekly...
EUA Dec17: Investors focus on the trilogue negotiations Wednesday afternoon
11 September 2017
The EUA Dec17 gained more than 1 euro in one week and hit an almost 2 year high on Friday. The benchmark carbon contract...

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