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1 April 2014

Southern Cross exits 50% stake in Chile’s Gas Atacama

Private equity firm Southern Cross has exited its 50 per cent stake in Gas Atacama to electric utility group Endesa Chile for $309m.

28 March 2014

Energy Future close to securing bankruptcy loans

texas cattle Texas utility group Energy Future Holdings is reportedly nearing a deal to secure one of the largest bankruptcy loans in history.

11 March 2014

RWE receives final bids for oil and gas unit DEA

ship boat oil tanker German utility group RWE has reportedly received binding offers for its oil and gas production unit DEA, which has drawn private equity interest.

21 February 2014

Lengthy bankruptcy likely for private equity-backed Energy Future

texas cattle Energy Future Holdings, which was taken private in the world’s biggest LBO deal in 2007, is reportedly unlikely to emerge from bankruptcy anytime soon.

7 November 2013

KKR, Kuwait Petroleum to submit joint bid for RWE’s oil and gas unit

Private equity firm KKR has reportedly joined forces with Kuwait Petroleum Corp to bid for German utility RWE‘s oil and gas unit.

30 September 2013

Varentec raises $8m from Bill Gates, Khosla Ventures

varentec Microsoft founder Bill Gates and venture capital firm Khosla Ventures have invested $8m in Varentec, which provides power control systems for electric grid.

21 June 2013

Leonard Green & Partners could pay up to $800m for cable checker USIC

USIC cable Retail and consumer-focused private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners has been linked with a surprise deal for OMERS-owned underground cable business United States Infrastructure Corporation.

7 June 2013

E.ON invests in The Westly Group with new VC armp

German utility E.ON has set up a new venture capital arm, kicking off its investment activities by backing Silicon Valley investor The Westly Group, but all future investments will be carried out directly by E.ON’s strategic co-investment team, AltAssets has learned.

16 April 2013

Golding Capital Partners secures €300m infrastructure mandate from HUK-COBURG

Golding Capital Partners has received €300m from HUK-COBURG Insurance Group as its investment advisor, which it plans to allocate across a portfolio of infrastructure companies.

13 November 2012

Actis closes Uganda’s largest ever IPO

lightbulb_lrg Emerging markets investor Actis has floated Ugandan electricity portfolio company Umeme on the Uganda Securities Exchange, an IPO that was significantly oversubscribed and ranks as the country’s largest-ever offering.

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