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6 February 2012

New fund launches to target Australian alternative energy opportunities $

An investment firm focused on Australia has been launched by a London-based specialist that focuses on the alternative energy and utility sectors.

6 February 2012

New renewable energy project fund targets $1bn $

A fund that will invest in mature technologies across the renewable energy spectrum is now seeking qualified investors as it targets a massive $1bn final close.

3 February 2012

SVP trumps Special Situations Fund II target by $300m

US alternative investment group Strategic Value Partners has closed its second special situations fund with commitments of $918m, significantly exceeding its $600m target.

3 February 2012

Polish private equity firm EI to launch €40m wind fund

Polish Enterprise Fund VI, a private equity fund managed by Central and Eastern Europe-focused private equity firm Enterprise Investors, has launched an investment vehicle that will handle the construction of wind farms in Poland.

2 February 2012

Capital Dynamics invests in New England solar project

Private equity firm Capital Dynamics has made another renewable energy investment, with the acquisition of a 5.7MW solar energy project in the US.

2 February 2012

Investors flock to Clyde Blowers’ third fund $

McColl05_sq Clyde Blowers Capital, the industrial-focused private equity firm spearheaded by Scottish engineering entrepreneur Jim McColl, bucked a tough fundraising market when it closed its latest fund this week with commitments of £420m. McColl spoke to AltAssets about how the firm managed to exceed its target.

2 February 2012

Vincent Policard joins KKR’s European infrastructure team

infrastructure4_lrg Private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. has hired Vincent Policard as a director in its infrastructure team.

1 February 2012

Canada Pension Plan leads C$3.18bn gas transport infrastructure deal

Canadian pension investor CPP Investment Board has led the acquisition of a 24.1 per cent stake in the Gassled Joint Venture from energy company Statoil, for C$3.18bn.

1 February 2012

Nicola Horlick, former 3i execs launch Rockpool Investments

pounds3_lrg Nicola Horlick, the high-profile former head of listed fund of funds Bramdean Alternatives, is launching a new fund alongside former executives from 3i that will make it easier for wealthy individuals to invest in private equity.

30 January 2012

Wermuth targets €200m for Russia-focused cleantech fund

German family office Wermuth Asset Management is targeting a total fund size of €200m for its Tatarstan Cleantech Fund, which is said to be the first ever international fund with a specific focus on Russia, and in particular, the Republic of Tatarstan.

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