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Glennmont secures €50m from EIB

The investment highlights the EIB's commitment to clean energy, as it works to support the European Union's target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 20% over the next six years. In 2012,......

unquote | 10 Dec 2013 | secure

Ambienta holds €147.2m first close

Further closings are expected in the coming months.  The fund has a vanilla structure, though it comprises two sub-vehicles to suit the legal requirements of international and Italian......

Southern Europe unquote | 29 Oct 2013 | secure

Foresight to raise £200m through Solar Fund float

The cash will be raised by placing 200 million ordinary shares priced at £1 each. The proceeds will be invested in a portfolio of UK ground-based solar power plants. Foresight already has......

UK unquote | 05 Sep 2013 | secure

Idea Capital closes energy fund on €100m

The fund was announced in November 2010. The GP held a first close on €51m in August 2011. Investors LPs in the fund include DeA Capital (the investment arm of the De Agostini Group......

Southern Europe unquote | 03 Apr 2013 | secure

EIF commits €20m to Aster Capital cleantech fund

EIF is joining existing LPs Solvay, Alstom and Schneider Electric, which acquired M&C for around £90m from Lyceum Capital in May 2012. After aiming to close on €150m in mid-October,......

France unquote | 15 Nov 2012 | secure

Demeter 3 Amorçage reaches €43m first close

The fund will allow Demeter to diversify its investment strategy towards more early-stage deals. Its two current vehicles, Demeter and Demeter 2, closed on €105m and €203m respectively......

unquote | 24 Sep 2012 | secure

VNT holds €72m second close for Power Fund III

Power Fund III held a first close on €42m in November 2011. VNT is planning to close the fund in Q4 2012. Investors Finnish Industry Investment, FoF Growth, Finnish pension fund Varma......

Nordic unquote | 17 Sep 2012

Braemar Energy Ventures closes third fund at $300m

The fund raised $50m more than Braemer's Energy Ventures Fund II, which closed on $250m. Investors The fund attracted commitments from new and existing investors from the US, Europe and......

unquote | 28 Jun 2012

EDF sponsors new cleantech VC fund

The fund has already raised €40m and will be managed independently by Idinvest Partners. The move by EDF follows recent initiatives launched by other French corporates making a push......

France unquote | 15 May 2012 | secure

Caixa Capital Risc raises third fund

The fund will invest in startups involved in environmental sustainability and cleantech and has a target of €23m. The new vehicle follows on from previous funds focused on biotech and......

Southern Europe unquote | 04 May 2012 | secure

EBRD launches €100m technology venture fund

The fund will operate across Europe, particularly in the southern and eastern Mediterranean region. The fund will be managed by an EBRD team, as well as an advisory committee. Investors......

CEE unquote | 09 Jan 2012

SEP and SSE launch £95m green energy fund

SEP and SSE have partnered up to establish the £95m Environmental Energies Fund (EEF). The focus lies on the European clean energy industry. The establishment of the fund is SEP's first......

UK unquote | 09 Jan 2012 | secure

Dutch province launches cleantech fund

The fund currently holds €250m and the province hopes to feed from it a total of €1.5bn in investments, including leverage. The province in the north-east of the Netherlands will focus......

Benelux unquote | 11 Nov 2011 | secure

SABIC launches venture capital arm

SABIC, a global manufacturer of chemicals, fertilizers, metals and plastics, announced the launch of its own venture capital arm today. SABIC Ventures will be based in the Netherlands and......

Benelux unquote | 02 Nov 2011 | secure

BeCapital closes maiden fund on €150m

Launched in early 2010, the 10-year fund held a first close on €80.3m in June 2010. BeCapital stated the fund had been met with sufficient interest from LPs to comfortably exceed the initial......

unquote | 29 Sep 2011 | secure
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