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18 December 2012

Emera grosses $201m through share issue

Canadian energy services company Emera has achieved gross proceeds of $201.4m through a share offering.

18 December 2012

Sequoia gathers $700m for global growth fundp

Venture capital heavyweight Sequoia Capital has gathered $700m for its latest global growth vehicle in a year it which has already seen it raise almost $2bn across four other funds.

18 December 2012

KKR raises $6bn for second pan-Asia fund

Global buyout giant KKR has reportedly finished raising its second Asia-focused fund, ending an oversubscribed fundraising process that has raised $6bn for the US firm.

17 December 2012

US, Israeli BIRD programme awards funds

leaves_170_170 The US Department of Energy and Israel’s Ministry of Energy and Water Resources have selected four cleantech projects to share $3.5m of development capital.

17 December 2012

Thai early-stage firm M8VC planning $9.8m of venture, incubator dealsp

thailand_170_170 Recently-launched Thai venture capital firm M8VC is planning to invest up to THB300m ($9.8m) into early-stage technology companies in the country.

17 December 2012

NRG, GenOn merger complete

NRG_AZ_170SQ1 US utilities NRG and GenOn have completed their merger creating the largest power generator in the country.

17 December 2012

Ethical Electric raises $2.4m in seed financing

Clean energy group Ethical Electric has raised $2.4m in its Series AA round, with Northwest Energy Angels (NWEA) leading the round.

17 December 2012

Founders Club nears first close of Growth Equity Exchange Fundp

The Founders Club, an established family of funds, has revealed it now has a group of growth stage businesses interested in taking part in the first close of its Growth Equity Exchange Fund.

17 December 2012

Airbnb acquires community crowdsourcing site Localmind

hotel_bedroom_170_170 Accomodation-sharing website Airbnb has acquired community crowdsourcing platform Localmind.

14 December 2012

ABB to conduct $350m power division rejig

Swiss company ABB is set to spend $350m in the fourth quarter of 2012 to reposition its power systems division and secure higher returns.

14 December 2012

KBC set to sell 4Energy shares

Belgian renewable specialist 4Energy is expecting KBC Private Equity to sell its shares in the business.

14 December 2012

New coal builds at all time high, IEA calls for CCS investmentp

The last five-years has seen record levels of coal-fired power plant installation, leading the International Energy Agency to call for greater development of carbon capture and storage.

14 December 2012

Deal round-up: Companies join forces for sustainable growthp

sunchain_040512_170 With sustainability still high on the agenda of governments and businesses across the globe, companies have taken to joining forces in ventures and mergers in to help grease the wheels for future expansion and growth in their markets of expertise.

14 December 2012

Acciona wins €58m renewable supply deal

Spanish cleantech company Acciona has won a power supply contract for a water management operation, expected to be worth €58m.

14 December 2012

Green for Growth Fund makes €25m Croatian investment

Croatia-flag_170SQ The Green for Growth Fund, Southeast Europe has agreed to loan €25m to the Privredna banka Zagred in Croatia, to support renewable energy and efficiency lending.

13 December 2012

Khosla Ventures hires Condoleeza Rice as strategic adviser

Condoleezza_Rice_170_170 High profile US investor Khosla Ventures has reportedly retained the services of former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice’s consulting firm RiceHadleyGates as strategic adviser.

13 December 2012

CalSTRS CEO Jack Ehnes to chair FTSE Environmental Markets Committee

ehnes_170_170 Jack Ehnes, CEO of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), is to serve as the new chairman of the FTSE Environmental Markets Committee.

13 December 2012

South African technology investment hub identifies cleantech partnersp

A recently formed mentoring network of South African experts living in Silicon Valley and other technology hubs has brought on partners experienced in renewable energy.

13 December 2012

UK Energy Secretary defends fracking as key to future energy securityp

1021431_dirt_crevice_2170 The UK government has given the go ahead to a controversial exploratory ‘fracking’ project in Lancashire, UK, with Energy Secretary Ed Davey hailing the energy source as something that could ensure future energy security for the country in years to come.

13 December 2012

ABB wins $130m contract for HVDC transmission system from Kraftnat Aland

ABB_HVDC_offshore_170_170 Swiss group ABB has won a $130m contract from Kraftnat Aland to supply a new power transmission link between the Finnish mainland and Aland.

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