Axa Private Equity, via its third infrastructure fund and alongside Spanish airport operator Aena, has acquired London Luton Airport from TBI, a company owned by CVC-backed Abertis, for £394.4m.
In the quest for high-quality deals that are convincing enough for banks to back and make investors excited about the coming fundraising round, Nordic players have looked towards infrastructure.
EQT has acquired offshore communication operator Tampnet from Hitecvision for NOK 1.5bn.
The joint infrastructure fund of Gimv and Dexia Bank Belgium has acquired 80.1% of OPTIMEP 4.
Impax and portfolio company Epuron have acquired French wind Parc Eolien de la Chaude Vallee for €20m.
AXA Private Equity has acquired a 10% stake in Spain’s Compañia Logistica de Hidrocarburos, in a deal that values the oil storage and transportation firm at €3.6bn.
New Value has subscribed to a capital increase carried out by its current portfolio company, Solar Industries AG (SIAG).
Venture capital firm Albion Ventures has invested £2m in domestic solar panel installer Engensa to allow it to provide free solar energy to homes in Windsor and Maidenhead.
Renewable energy specialist Platina Partners has acquired 10MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Italy from family-owned construction firm the Degennaro Group.
Private equity group Terra Firma has purchased Rete Rinnovabile, the largest solar power firm in Italy, in a deal worth €670m.
The Spanish utility firm Endesa, controlled by Italian giant Enel SpA, is reportedly examining the sale of 80% of its gas transport and distribution business in an effort to reduce the group's borrowings.
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123Venture, alongside renewable energy business Frey Nouvelles Energies, has invested EUR 2.5m into Solar Mimizan, an integrated solar power plants constructor and operator, and EUR 1.5m into Mariagaz, a biogas power plants operator.
AXA Private Equity, via its infrastructure fund, has acquired Babcock & Brown's French wind farm assets.
According to reports, N+1-backed Eolia Renovables has agreed to sell its 49% stake in three wind farms in Soria to co-owner RWE.
In recent years the amount of capital being raised for dedicated infrastructure funds has risen substantially and the sector has emerged into a major new area for investment. With raising and deploying capital in the traditional LBO market becoming increasingly...
N+1-backed renewable energy specilaist Eolia Renovables has received an EUR 80m loan from Banesto in order to guarantee its operations until 2010.
HgCapital's portfolio company RidgeWind has acquired equity rights to a pipeline of 90MW wind farms from co-developer Wind Prospects. RidgeWind has also completed the £18m project financing of the Bagmoor Wind Farm.
The liquidity bubble came to define the term infrastructure and gave a false picture of market depth. Private equity firms’ keen on snatching a piece of the infrastructure pie should be warned: there may not be enough to go around.
One Equity Partners will invest $150m into Clipper Windpower Plc, a manufacturer of wind turbines and developer of wind energy projects. The new funds will be used to finance Clipper’s ongoing working capital requirements and strategic supply chain...