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22 February 2012

Investors back £65m launch of waste-to-energy company Tamar Energy $

A group of investors, including investment trust RIT Capital and Islamic firm Fajr Capital, have backed the £65m launch of UK waste-to-energy company Tamar Energy.

22 February 2012

Institutional investors call for emissions reduction measures $

coal_lrg Institutional investors with a combined value of $10tn have called on the CEOs of 415 of the world’s largest public companies to implement cost-effective management and reduction of their carbon emissions.

21 February 2012

UK-based Variable Pitch launches £80m fund to plug equity gap $

funds5_sq New investment firm Variable Pitch has soft-launched an £80m fund aiming to exploit the equity gap between angel investors and venture capitalists.

21 February 2012

NVM Private Equity launches £2m top-up share offer for venture capital trust

Following the full subscription of the £15m Northern 2 VCT public share issue, which closed on 14 February 2012, Northern 3 VCT has launched a £2m top-up offer.

20 February 2012

Indian PE firm Paracor Capital Advisors to raise $200m for real estate

real-estate2_lrgjpg Indian private equity firm Paracor Capital Advisors is looking to raise $200m to invest in real estate opportunities in the country.

20 February 2012

Texas Teachers takes $250m stake in Bridgewater Associates

The Teacher Retirement System of Texas has bought a $250m stake in Bridgewater Associates, as owner Ray Dalio looks to reduce his holding in the US hedge fund giant.

20 February 2012

CDC announces $40m investment in African banks and microfinance

The UK’s development finance institution CDC has announced $40m of investment into African banks and microfinance.

20 February 2012

Oxford University Endowment Management commits capital to green investor Osmosis

London-based investment management firm Osmosis Investment Management has received a commitment from Oxford University Endowment Management.

20 February 2012

Palio Capital Partners targets £100m first close for SME finance fund $

Investment management firm Palio Capital Partners has secured a cornerstone investment from the European Investment Fund for its Superflex Fund I, which will provide senior debt and mezzanine loans to UK SMEs.

16 February 2012

Brazilian fund doubles up to meet institutional demand for green energy $

A Brazilian investment company is to double the size of its renewable energy fund as it aims to meet pension fund demand for the wind sector.

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