Ernesto Hanhausen

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Investment Partner, LAC


Ernesto is Circulate Capital’s Investment Partner for Latin America and the Caribbean, coordinating and managing the firm’s investments and business activities in the region.

Ernesto has nearly 25 years of experience in originating, analyzing, structuring, implementing, and managing climate change, environmental, sustainability, and impact capital investments related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, water, and waste sectors in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Before joining Circulate Capital, he was Managing Partner at Becquerel Capital, a financial boutique specializing in structuring, funding, and operating investment platforms for renewable energy and energy efficiency businesses. Previously he served as manager, chief investment officer, and investment committee member in four LatAm regional private equity funds specializing in sustainability investments, including the Emerging Energy Latin America Fund II, LP, the H-REFF/CABEF Parallel Funds, the CleanTech Fund, and the FondElec LatAm Clean Energy Services Fund, with over $200 million in aggregate capital. He has also been an advisor to impact investment funds in the region, such as Adobe Capital, Deetken Impact, and Heifer Impact Capital.

For the last eight years, Ernesto has been a board member of the World Resources Institute – Mexico. He is also a board member of the Latin American and Caribbean Council on Energy Transition. He has been an advisor to the Private Financing Advisory Network (, assisting climate change and sustainability business developers in accessing funding for their projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Ernesto holds a B.S. in Engineering from Anahuac University and a post-graduate Diploma in Finance from ITAM University in Mexico.

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