Pella is a family office, an active investor and developer whose heritage lies in the African mining and energy sector.

Mining remains a key focus for Pella, but in recent years, our strategy has broadened into a global remit with an emphasis on clean tech and sustainable energy.


Pella’s pillars are linked through ethos and theme, built on the legacy established to date.

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Strategic Resources

Metals & Mining

Sustainable Supply

Transitional Energy

Scalable Innovation

Growth Technologies
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Longevity and Legacy

Adonis Pouroulis


Adonis Pouroulis

Adonis is an entrepreneur, investor and qualified mining engineer who has worked in the natural resources and energy space for over 30 years. His first listed entity was Petra Diamonds which he founded and listed on AIM in 1997, merged with Crown Diamonds and moved to the LSE’s Main Board, acquiring four mines from De Beers during his tenure as Chairman, a post he held until 2020.

Adonis has also been influential in the founding, financing and development of a range of other resources companies in Africa, taking assets through the full value chain from exploration to production, and some onto acquisition and he maintains an active role with a number of executive and advisory Board positions.

He established Pella as a platform to incubate and build resource entities but over recent years this has broadened into an active investment house with a global remit seeking out unique, value accretive opportunities with an emphasis on clean tech and renewable energy.


Pella’s evolution


Adonis listed Petra Diamonds

Further opportunities came onto the radar requiring funding and management


Pella founded and seed financed a number of resources companies 


Chariot listed on AIM in May 2008


Pella saw external opportunities and in 2016 was an angel investor in Li-Cycle


Rainbow listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in February 2017


Pella continues to invest in clean tech and transitional energy opportunities


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