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16 April 2014

North American Development Bank provides $140m in loans for Mexican wind farms

wind-farm-copy The North American Development Bank has begun disbursement of two loans totalling $140m for the construction of two Mexican wind farms, Ventika and Ventika II, with a total nominal capacity of 252MW.

10 April 2014

Blackstone-backed Fisterra reaches a financial closing for Mexico’s largest onshore wind farm

NewMexico_170 Blackstone backed Fisterra Energy has reached a financial closing for the $650m Ventika wind project, slated to be Mexico’s largest wind farm.

4 April 2014

CPFL Renovaveis raises $132m in bond sale

hydroelectricdam170 Brazilian renewable energy company CPFL Renovaveis has raised BRL300m ($132m) selling bonds with a term of seven years.

2 April 2014

Spain’s Abengoa targets $600m in upcoming IPO for energy vehicle

a_solar_panel170 Spanish engineering group Abengoa has announced its intention to raise $600m in the initial public offering of its energy vehicle Abengoa Yield.

1 April 2014

IDB, JICA team up to promote renewable energy investment in Latin America & the Caribbeanp

concentrated_solar_170_170 The Inter-American Development Bank and the Japan International Cooperation Agency have teamed up to promote renewable energy investment in Central America and the Caribbean.

25 March 2014

CABEI to invest $360m in Central America’s energy sector

wind-turbine-with-red-tips The Central American Bank For Economic Integration is expecting to finance energy projects in the region worth $360m this year.

24 March 2014

Enel Green Power bags €153m for Mexico wind investments

wind-stock1701 Enel Green Power has signed a €153m loan agreement with Banco Santander to help fund the group’s investments in wind power in Mexico.

24 March 2014

Commerzbank and IDB issue a $115m loan to boost renewables in Brazil

Commerzbank and the Inter-American Development Bank have issued a $115m syndicated A/B loan to Banco Pine to help expand access to financing for environmentally sustainable projects in Brazil.

18 March 2014

Lariat Partners buys Newpark Environmental for $100m

OIl-rig_170jpg Denver, US-based private equity firm Lariat Partners has bought Newpark Resources’ environmental services business.

17 March 2014

Grupo Ecos hunts renewable opportunities in Latin America

wind-stock170 The Swiss private equity firm Grupo Ecos is looking for investment opportunities in solar, wind and hydroelectric plants across Latin America.

10 March 2014

Trans-Asia Oil plans 300MW pumped storage hydro project

Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corporation, subsidiary of the Phinma Group, is planning to venture into hydropower development with a 300MW pumped storage facility in Pililla, Rizal.

10 March 2014

France’s Albioma posts €42m profit, makes 60MW Brazillian acquisition

French independent energy producer Albioma has posted a €42m profit whilst also announcing its first acquisition in Brazil of a 60MW bagasse farm.

5 March 2014

Bioenergy developer Albioma acquires €42m cogeneration unit in Brazil

Courbevoie, France-based bioenergy from sugar cane developer Albioma has acquired a BRL137m (€42m) cogeneration unit in Brazil, marking it's first step in the country.

19 February 2014

Smart grid VC funding falls in 2013 despite increased deal activityp

Venture capital funding into smart grid technology companies fell in 2013 despite a pick up in deal activity compared to the previous year.

19 February 2014

Renova Energia to raise $481m through share placementp

Brazilian renewable energy developer Renova Energia is planning to raise $481m through a share placing, according to a securities filing.

7 February 2014

Greenline Futura formed after acquisition of Greenline Industries

Bioenergy firm Greenline Futura has been formed following the acquisition of biodiesel technology company Greenline Industries.

30 January 2014

IDB approves $125m loan for Brazil’s Banco Pine

The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $125m loan for Brazil-based Banco Pine in order to expand access to financing for environmentally sustainable projects such as biofuels and renewables.

29 January 2014

Gründerfonds Münsterland invests in solar marketplace Milk the Sun

Berlin, Germany-based venture capital investor Gründerfonds Münsterland's start-up fund company Howaldt Energies has invested in online solar marketplace Milk the Sun.

22 January 2014

Partners Group hits $1bn close for infrastructure fundp

Switzerland-based alternative asset manager Partners Group has finished fundraising for its biggest-ever dedicated infrastructure vehicle by holding a €1bn final close for the fund.

17 January 2014

Mexico’s Recursos y Desarrollos Eolicos B&E plans 714MW wind

Mexican firm Recursos y Desarrollos Eolicos B&E is planning to invest $1.1bn into the construction of a 714MW wind farm.

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