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5 December 2011

NextEnergy Capital launches €400m private equity impact fund for Africa

Renewables-focused NextEnergy Capital has begun fundraising for ix:Africa, a €400m private equity impact fund dedicated to ethical investment in renewable energy, environmental business and clean technology projects in Africa.

2 December 2011

Crédit Agricole targets €200m for clean energy private equity fund

Crédit Agricole Private Equity has returned to market to raise capital for its second clean energy fund, Capenergie II Renewable Energy Fund, having already raised €120m from French investors.

1 December 2011

Santander £200m mezz facility to challenge dominance of BGF

European banking giant Santander is launching a new programme to provide up to £200m of mezzanine debt funding to British SMEs, for owners that are not prepared to relinquish control of their businesses in exchange for capital.

30 November 2011

Brown to head acquisition finance at Lloyds Bank

lloyds_ian_brown_170 Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets Acquisition Finance, a provider of leveraged debt to support private equity-backed transactions, has promoted former head of European origination, Ian Brown, to lead the division.

30 November 2011

Energy investor HitecVision hits $1.5bn hard cap in under four months

oil-refinery6_sq Oil and gas-focused private equity firm HitecVision has completed fundraising for its HitecVision VI fund, reaching its hard cap of $1.5bn, and exceeding the $1.25bn target.

29 November 2011

PE majors commit $110m in pre-IPO financing for China Outfitters

Private equity firms KKR, Sequoia and China Everbright have become cornerstone investors in China Outfitters Holdings, following a pre-IPO financing worth $110m.

28 November 2011

Victory Park Capital closes distressed debt fund on $480m

Victory Park Capital (VPC), a Chicago-based alternative asset management firm that provides direct financing to small cap and middle-market companies, has closed its second distressed private equity and debt vehicle with commitments of $480m.

21 November 2011

Istanbul Venture Capital Initiative commits to CEE-focused Darby Fund

istanbul_lrg Istanbul Venture Capital Initiative, Turkey’s fund of funds and co-investment programme, is to support the Darby Converging Europe Fund III, targeting Central and South-Eastern Europe, including Turkey, with a €17.5m commitment.

18 November 2011

KKR invests in Spanish car park operator Saba Infraestructuras

carpark_lrg Global buy-out firm KKR has bought a 12.5 per cent stake in Saba Infraestructuras, a Spanish operator of car parks and logistics parks. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

16 November 2011

Maybank launches $500m private equity fund aimed at Asian cleantech

Singapore-based finance house Maybank has set-up a $500m investment vehicle to invest in the renewable energy industry across the continent, according to local news sources.

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