HMT LLP advised innovative nanotech heat transfer additives developer HT Materials Science (“HTMS”) on their €2m seed series funding led by early-stage tech investor, Progress Tech Transfer® (“PTT”).
HTMS produces heat transfer additives which, when added to existing water and glycol heating and cooling systems, yield dramatic improvements in energy use or system capacity. As the world warms up and energy demand for air-conditioning and industrial cooling grows exponentially, HTMS’ additives can be retrofitted quickly and simply without any system downtime. HTMS’ products include Maxwell 2020®, which offers a significant step forward for businesses wishing to drive down costs and meet climate change and emissions targets, in a global heat transfer market worth an estimated €100 billion.
Under the terms of the deal, PTT will invest €1 million, with the round also being supported by Enterprise Ireland and other high net worth investors. HTMS will be looking to close its Series A investment round during 2021 and is already in discussions with several major industrial venture capital groups.
The seed financing will be used to fund HTMS’ growing list of commercial validation projects in the US and Europe, as well as international business development activities and further development of HTMS’ proprietary technology and range of products.
Alberto Calvo, a Partner at PTT, will join the HTMS board of directors as part of the transaction.
HMT provided lead advisory services to HTMS on this transaction which included identifying suitable investment partners, negotiating detailed investment terms and project managing the deal to a successful completion.
Thomas Grizzetti, CEO of HTMS commented:
“We would like to thank James and his team at HMT for supporting us through this fundraise. James’ experience and market insight helped us secure not just the investor but the key terms that we wanted and has already helped us to line up potential cornerstone investors for our much larger Series A round which we aim to close during 2021. I would thoroughly recommend HMT for anyone looking to raise money and James is considered a valuable member of our team as we embark on the next stage of our exciting journey.”
James Thomas commented:
”We are delighted to have advised Tom (Grizzetti (CEO)), Ed (Coleman (CFO)) and the other founder shareholders on their successful fundraise, which will act as a springboard to further the commercial validation of their innovative products and solutions. HTMS is a pioneering nano-technology company which can deliver immediate and significant cost savings to companies across multiple vertical industries to address the impact of energy use on the ‘circular economy’. We are very excited to see the progress Tom, Ed and the team make over the next few months and look forward to supporting their forthcoming Series A round.”