NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Zestec Asset Management Limited for the future acquisition of operating solar plants to be installed on commercial properties.
Funds & Investments News
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved an equity investment of up to US$25 million in ARCH Africa Renewable Power Fund (ARPF), a US$250 million private equity fund for renewable energy projects across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Singapore’s WEnergy Global, ICMG Partners and Greenway Grid Global have announced that they have formed a Singapore-based investment entity of US$60 million that will finance and operate renewable energy projects in Southeast Asia, of which US$20 million has been made available for short term deployment.
RGREEN INVEST has announced that it has successfully closed the fundraising of its Nouvelles Energies fund at EUR124 million (US$141.2 million), exceeding its fundraising target of EUR100 million (US$113.9 million) in six months.
UK Climate Investments (UKCI) has announced a planned ZAR500 million (US$36.5 million) cornerstone investment in a dedicated African renewable energy yieldco, Revego Africa Energy Limited.
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) has announced the final close of Macquarie Super Core Infrastructure Fund (MSCIF) Series 1 at EUR2.5 billion (US$2.94 million), exceeding the fund's initial minimum target of EUR1.5 billion (US$1.76 million).
The SUSI Energy Storage Fund (SESF) has reached the final closure having received capital commitments of €252 million (US$292,62 million) from institutional investors in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Sweden and Switzerland.
Climate Fund Managers has announced the third close of Climate Investor One (CIO), one of the world’s largest renewable energy development and financing initiatives for developing country investments, at US$535 million. The fund manager has raised an additional circa US$75 million since the second close.
National Australia Bank (NAB) has announced that it has finalised its Low Carbon Shared Portfolio, valued at AUD200 million (US$148.7 million), with investors including the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG).
Pan-European equity fund Marguerite II has invested in City Green Light, one of the largest private operators of public lighting in Italy. This follows the investment by Fondo Italiano per l’Efficienza Energetica (FIEE) – the first Italian equity fund entirely dedicated to investing in projects in the energy efficiency sector – in February 2018.
The Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), based in Denmark, has signed an agreement with six pension funds - PKA, PensionDanmark, PFA, ATP, JØP/DIP and PenSam - to establish the Danish SDG Investment Fund, which will contribute to meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries and promote the sale of Danish expertise and technology.
Impax Asset Management Group Plc has announced the close of its third private equity infrastructure fund at EUR357 million (US$420.1 million). Impax New Energy Investors III (NEFIII) is focussed on investments in renewable power generation and related assets in Europe.
KGAL has announced the second closing of its Enhanced Sustainable Power Fund (ESPF) 4. Five European investors have committed EUR127 million (US$154.01 million) to the renewable energy fund, bringing the total equity raised to EUR382 million (US$463.24 million).
Lightsource BP has formed a 50:50 joint venture with the Everstone Group, one of India’s leading private equity fund managers, to create a major fund management platform for green energy infrastructure in India, to be called EverSource Capital.
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ (CIP) has announced that its newest fund, Copenhagen Infrastructure III (CI III), held a final close on 23 March 2018 at the EUR3.5 billion (US$4.31 billion) hard cap exceeding the EUR3.0 billion (US$3.7 billion) target fund size.
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), managed by Investec Asset Management (IAM), has announced that it has successfully completed its latest fundraising round, raising US$385 million in new long-term debt capital to invest in Africa.
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), a division of Macquarie Group, has announced the close of its second Asian regional infrastructure fund at its hard cap of $US3.3 billion in investor commitments.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Amundi, Europe’s largest asset manager, have announced the successful launch of the world’s largest targeted green bond fund focused on emerging markets, the Amundi Planet Emerging Green One (EGO).
The AMP Capital Diversified Infrastructure Trust (ADIT) and AMP Capital Core Infrastructure Fund (CIF) have attracted their first New Zealand investors, reflecting growing interest locally in the asset class.
Golding Capital Partners (GCP), a private equity investor with 17 years experience, has announced the closings of several of its funds.