- Infranode reaches oversubscribed final close
- The Abraaj Group to build a 500 MW natural gas-fired power generation platform in Mexico
- IPPToday #113: Commercial close reached for US$2.3bn coal-fired power project in Vietnam
- Four Italian hydro plants sold to Alps Energy RE Fund
- Quinbrook buys UK gas-fired peaker portfolio
- Taaleri acquires an interest in the 158 MW Cibuk wind farm in Serbia
The Abraaj Group announced it has invested in a 111 MW natural gas-fired power plant in Chihuahua, Mexico. The investment represents the first phase of Abraaj’s plan to develop a 500 MW natural gas-fired power generation platform in the country.
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Alps Energy RE Fund, which is managed by Serenissima SGR, has acquired Idroemilia Srl, owner of four hydropower assets in Italy with a total capacity of around 7.5 MW.
|Modification date||Transaction||Country||Transaction value (US$MM)|
|Dec 12, 2017||SIMEC acquires Green Highland Renewables and its hydro assets||UK (United Kingdom)|
|Dec 12, 2017||Tradener acquired a stake in a small hydropower plant from Atlantic Energias Renovaveis||Brazil|
|Dec 11, 2017||Fortum acquires three solar farms (35 MW) from Hevel Group||Russia|
|Dec 11, 2017||BlackRock to acquire operating assets of EverPower Wind||USA (United States of America)|
|Dec 11, 2017||Alps Energy RE Fund has acquired Idroemilia from Sinloc Sistema and Piacentini Costruzioni||Italy|
People & Companies News
Ventient Energy Ltd, the UK’s third largest generator of onshore wind energy, and the largest non-utility owner of onshore wind, was officially launched last Monday.
|UK (United Kingdom)||London||Energy Analyst London||Dec 12, 2017|
|UK (United Kingdom)||London||Senior Energy Consultant||Dec 12, 2017|
|UK (United Kingdom)||London||Energy Analyst UK||Dec 11, 2017|
|UK (United Kingdom)||London||Senior Project Officer (Smart Energy)||Dec 11, 2017|
|USA (United States of America)||Dallas||Associate, Investment Banking – Energy||Dec 8, 2017|
|Japan||Tokyo||Investment Analyst/Manager - Clean Energy Investment Fund||Dec 8, 2017|
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong||Investment Manager HK||Dec 7, 2017|
|USA (United States of America)||Dallas||Associate, Investment Banking – Energy||Dec 7, 2017|
|Australia||Unspecified||Financial & Commercial Manager - Renewables||Dec 6, 2017|
|UK (United Kingdom)||South East||Smart Energy Strategy Manager||Dec 6, 2017|
Funds & Investments News
Infranode has achieved final closing on its first fund reaching SEK4.45 billion (US$524.68 million) with AP4 joining an already strong group of local pension funds and the European Investment Bank (EIB). The capital will be invested long-term in Nordic infrastructure.
|Manager Location||Energy Fund||Stage||Closing Amount (US$ MM)|
|Canada, Germany, Luxembourg||Marguerite Fund II||Fundraising|
|UK (United Kingdom)||Infracapital Greenfield Investment Fund||Investment||1,651.33|
|UK (United Kingdom)||Foresight Energy Infrastructure Partners (FEIP)||Fundraising|
|USA (United States of America)||Post Oak Energy Partners IV||Investment||600.00|
|USA (United States of America)||Blackstone Infrastructure Fund||Fundraising|
Corporate Finance News
Ence Energía is seeking to restructure its debt through a €220 million (US$261,40 million) facility which will expand its biomass power generation business.