UK offshore wind-focused fund is targeting £1bn total
Vehicle focuses on European environmental SMEs
BNP Paribas private equity spinout Glennmont has received €50m from the European Investment Bank (EIB).
Italian environmental investor Ambienta has held a first close for its latest fund, Ambienta Fund II, on €147.2m.
Foresight Group is to list its Foresight Solar Fund on London Stock Exchange’s main market with plans to raise £200m.
Italian private equity investor Idea Capital Funds has held a final close for its Idea Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Growth fund on its €100m target.
The European Investment Fund has committed €20m to the French cleantech venture fund Aster II.
France-based Demeter Partners has raised €43m for its new cleantech-focused venture fund, Demeter 3 Amorçage.
Venture capital firm VNT Management has held a second closing for its Power Fund III vehicle on €72m.
Braemar Energy Ventures has closed its oversubscribed third fund on $300m.
French energy company EDF has partnered with private equity house Idinvest Partners to launch cleantech venture capital fund Electranova Capital.
Caixa Capital Risc has raised its third fund, according to reports in the Spanish press.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has launched a venture capital programme for the technology sector.
Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has launched a new secondaries fund and has acquired the alternative energy portfolio of Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE).
The Overijssel province in The Netherlands has launched a fund focusing on sustainable energy investments.
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation has established SABIC Ventures in the Netherlands.
Luxembourg-based BeCapital has announced the final closing of its first fund on €150m, exceeding its €100m target.
Impax Asset Management has held a final close of its Impax New Energy Investors II fund at €330m.
Hazel Capital has raised £41.6m for the Hazel Renewable Energy VCT 1 and 2 vehicles, which are now closed to new investments.
zouk Capital has held a final close of its Cleantech Europe II fund, raising a total of €230m.
Venture capital firm eCapital has announced the final closing of its third fund eCapital III Cleantech Fonds at €50m.
Impax Asset Management Group plc has announced the second closing of its European renewable energy fund Impax New Energy Investors II, having raised €259m of commitments.
London-based asset management group I2BF is looking to raise a new $100m nano technology fund, which it will manage alongside Russian bank VTB.
Newly-launched fund BeCapital has raised €80.3m from more than 25 investors.