Vehicle focuses on clean energy infrastructure investments
Infrastructure-focused investor DG Infra has secured additional financing from its sponsors, Gimv and Belfius Bank, with a plan to invest up to €400m over the next five years.
Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has cancelled plans to raise a €2bn infrastructure fund as part of change in its infrastructure investment strategy.
Axa Private Equity has closed its largest ever infrastructure fund on €1.75bn, including €300m of co-investments.
BNP Paribas has become the latest bank to shed its private equity unit, as its clean energy division spins off to become Glennmont Partners.
EQT has raised more than €1bn for its second infrastructure fund, reports suggest.
Credit Agricole Private Equity has raised €120m for its Capenergie II Renewable Energy Fund.
The Overijssel province in The Netherlands has launched a fund focusing on sustainable energy investments.
Alternative asset manager Foresight Group has launched a £40m fund, listed on the London Stock Exchange as Foresight Solar VCT.
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.
There is clearly a buzz around the cleantech space in general and the renewable energy market in particular. And why not? After all if we are to face up to the challenges presented by global climate change we will need to invest massively in this area...
It is understood that AXA Private Equity and Italian investor Fondi Italiani per le Infrastrutture (F2i) are joining forces to bid for the acquisition of utilities company Endesa gas' assets in Spain.
A week ago, the UK government announced the pre-election budget plans for 2010, which included the idea of a Green Investment Bank (GIB). But despite these positive intentions and the backing of private investors, it is far from a done deal; even if it...
Renewable energy and turnaround investor Platina Partners LLP has reached the closing of its European Renewable Energy Fund (EREF) with total commitments of €209m.
Despite the difficult economic backdrop, environmental infrastructure continues to prove attractive to investors. By Francinia Protti-Alvarez
EQT has closed its first infrastructure fund on EUR 1.2bn, exceeding its target of SEK 1bn.
Cape Natixis and Helio Partners have launched Cape Helio, a EUR 70m vehicle designed to invest in solar energy plants in Italy.
Fondamenta has launched a EUR 150m fund dedicated to investements in the renewable energy sector.
According to reports, a new EUR 700m infrastructure fund has been launched by the chairman of Promos, Bruno Ermolli. The fund will seek to invest in the development of roads, highways and similar infrastructure between Italy and countries south of the...
Despite the current sombre economic backdrop, 3i Infrastructure has launched a £114.6m new share issue to increase its warchest for investing in global infrastructure assets. The firm is issuing just over 108 million new shares at a price of 106 pence...
Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has closed its first fund on $5.64bn. This is GIP's first third-party fund, having previously invested from the balance sheet of founding institutions Credit Suisse and General Electric.
Generation Investment Management has closed its Climate Solution Fund at $683m. The fund has been raised purely from Generation's existing investor base.
Santander Private Equity, a subsidiary of Grupo Santander has launched Santander Energías Renovables I, a EUR 15m fund.
Crédit Agricole subsidiary Meridiam Infrastructure has closed a EUR 600m fund. The fund will be dedicated to investments in infrastructure projects financed by public/private partnership contracts or subject to concessions.