SEP moves into infrastructure investment
New vehicle makes maiden investment with £53m acquisition of SSE Pipelines
Glennmont closes second fund on €500m hard-cap
Vehicle focuses on clean energy infrastructure investments
Gimv commits further capital to DG Infra
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.
CVC to scrap infrastructure fund
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 PE raises €1.75bn for infrastructure fund
Axa Private Equity has closed its largest ever infrastructure fund on €1.75bn, including €300m of co-investments.
BNP spin-out spawns Glennmont
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 raises €1bn for infrastructure fund
EQT has raised more than €1bn for its second infrastructure fund, reports suggest.
Credit Agricole Private Equity raises cleantech fund
Credit Agricole Private Equity has raised €120m for its Capenergie II Renewable Energy Fund.
Dutch province launches cleantech fund
The Overijssel province in The Netherlands has launched a fund focusing on sustainable energy investments.
Foresight launches £40m fund
Alternative asset manager Foresight Group has launched a £40m fund, listed on the London Stock Exchange as Foresight Solar VCT.
PE groups circle Spanish infrastructure asset
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.
Renewable energy: When will activity match the spin?
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...
AXA and F2i to bid for Endesa’s gas assets
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.
The UK's Green Investment Bank - not yet a done deal
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...
Platina closes renewable energy fund on €209m
Renewable energy and turnaround investor Platina Partners LLP has reached the closing of its European Renewable Energy Fund (EREF) with total commitments of €209m.
Green spark: Renewables still generating returns
Despite the difficult economic backdrop, environmental infrastructure continues to prove attractive to investors. By Francinia Protti-Alvarez
SWEDEN - EQT closes infrastructure fund on EUR 1.2bn
EQT has closed its first infrastructure fund on EUR 1.2bn, exceeding its target of SEK 1bn.
ITALY - Cape and Helio launch EUR 70m renewables fund
Cape Natixis and Helio Partners have launched Cape Helio, a EUR 70m vehicle designed to invest in solar energy plants in Italy.
ITALY - Fondamenta launches EUR 150m renewables fund
Fondamenta has launched a EUR 150m fund dedicated to investements in the renewable energy sector.
ITALY - Promos chairman launches infrastructure fund
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...
GLOBAL - 3i Infrastructure raises fresh funds
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...
UK - GIP closes $5.64bn fund
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.
UK - Generation Investment Management closes fund
Generation Investment Management has closed its Climate Solution Fund at $683m. The fund has been raised purely from Generation's existing investor base.
SPAIN – Santander creates fund dedicated to renewable energy
Santander Private Equity, a subsidiary of Grupo Santander has launched Santander Energías Renovables I, a EUR 15m fund.