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27 July 2015

EIB backs Omnes Capital’s renewable energy fund with €50m

handshake deal The European Investment Bank (EIB) has made its first equity participation in France under the Investment Plan for Europe, by backing an investment fund managed by Omnes Capital.

23 July 2015

KKR joint venture acquires Commerzbank shipping fleet for $254.5m

ship KKR and London-based independent ship operator Borealis Maritime are to acquire a $254.5m shipping fleet from a subsidiary of Commerzbank, through a joint venture they formed in 2013.

22 July 2015

Ridgewood Energy closes its latest oil and gas PE fund at $1.9bn

oil-rig-464816-m Ridgewood Energy Corp has closed its latest private equity fund to date on more than $1.9bn, putting it well ahead of its $1.5bn target.

22 July 2015

ArcLight’s sixth energy fund passes $5bn mark

news_oil_pipeline_lrg ArcLight Capital Partners has seen sales of its $4bn-targeting Energy Partners Fund VI surpass $5bn, a filing with the US Securities & Exchange Commission has revealed.

10 July 2015

Kenya’s Fanisi Capital buys stake in Tanzanian agro biz for $6m

africa-tanzania_sq Fanisi Capital, a Kenya-based, East Africa-focused private equity house, has bought what it calls "a significant minority stake" in a Tanzanian agro-processing company called Kijenge Animal Products for $6m.

10 July 2015

Ridgemont Equity closes in on $900m Fund II target

Ridgemont Mid-market buyout and growth equity firm Ridgemont Equity Partners is more than three-quarters of the way towards hitting its $900m target for its second fundraise since being spun out from Bank of America in 2010, AltAssets can reveal.

9 July 2015

EnCap Investments entrusts $250m to Permian Basin developer Ameredev

texas oil EnCap Investments, a Houston-based private equity firm that specialises in oil and gas exploration investments, has entrusted American Resource Development, or Ameredev, with a $250m investment, the companies announced on Wednesday.

8 July 2015

Kayne Anderson Energy Funds commits $150m to new oil and gas biz Amistad

Oil Pumps Kayne Anderson Energy Funds has committed $150m to Amistad Energy Partners, a recently-launched, Houston-based oil and gas company, alongside members of the Amistad management team.

3 July 2015

Riverstone passes halfway point for $8bn-targeting Energy & Power Fund VI

Oil Pumps New York-based private equity major Riverstone Holdings has passed the halfway point for its $8bn-target Riverstone Global Energy & Power Fund VI, AltAssets can reveal.

3 July 2015

North Sky looks for $350m for second clean energy infra fund

wind-turbine-1424480-m North Sky Capital has hit the fundraising trail for its second clean energy infrastructure fund, five years after its first.

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