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21 January 2013

BNP Paribas Clean Energy Partners team spins out to create Glennmont Partnersp

JoostBergsma_170_170 The management team of green infrastructure investment firm BNP Paribas Clean Energy Partners (CEP) has spun-out to create Glennmont Partners with CEO Joost Bergsma telling NewNet the move will result in more alignment with the fund’s institutional investors.

18 January 2013

Experience and contacts lead Emerald to shine amid tough market conditionsp

More than a decade of building industry contacts and actively investing in the sector were central to Emerald Technology Ventures attracting leading corporates to its latest fund close, the firm’s managing partner said.

18 January 2013

Prime Ventures holds first closing of fourth tech fund on €100m

Amsterdam-headquartered venture capital and growth equity firm Prime Ventures has held a first closing on its fourth fund on €100m.

18 January 2013

SVB Capital nears final target for fifth VC fund of fundsp

goldengate_170_170 SVB Capital, the Palo Alto-based private equity arm of the Silicon Valley Bank, is nearing the final target for its fifth venture capital fund of funds.

18 January 2013

EIG Global Energy Partners on brink of capital raising for $4.25bn fund

EIG Global Energy Partners, a broadly-focused power infrastructure investor, is reportedly set to begin fundraising in the coming weeks for a new fund.

17 January 2013

Western Technology Investment closes $375m venture debt fund with cleantech edgep

bloom_energy2_170_170 Western Technology Investment, a California, US-based investor which earlier this month closed a venture debt fund, told NewNet it is actively seeking cleantech opportunities.

17 January 2013

Redpoint Ventures raises $400m for fifth early stage fundp

Menlo Park, US-based Redpoint Ventures, which was an early backer in Solyndra, has closed its early stage-focused Redpoint V vehicle on $400m.

16 January 2013

Exclusive: DIF expects to hit hard cap of Infrastructure III fund in Q1p

Dutch fund manager DIF will hold a third close of its fourth fund, DIF Infrastructure III, within the next week and told NewNet it is confident of hitting its hard cap before the end of the first quarter.

16 January 2013

SolarCity-backer Mayfield launches second India VC fundp

Mayfield, a venture capital firm with $3bn under management, has revealed its intention to raise a second investment vehicle to tap into opportunities in India.

15 January 2013

Update: Emerald Technology Ventures hits second close on €40mp

ginaDomanig_170_170 European VC firm Emerald Technology Ventures has raised €40m towards its target of €100m, and is anticipating a final close in the final quarter of the year, a source familiar with the fundraise told NewNet.

15 January 2013

Ironbridge readies for third fund launch after EnviroWaste sell-off: reportsp

Ironbridge Capital, an Australia-based private equity firm, is reportedly looking to raise a third fund later in 2013 after selling off one of its key green assets, waste management business EnviroWaste.

15 January 2013

Aster to deploy from €105m fund II, raise capital again within two yearsp

European venture capital provider Aster is looking to deploy €105m in capital from its second fund, with plans to raise new monies within the next two years, NewNet has learnt.

14 January 2013

Green investor Wellington Financial hits second close for fourth venture debt fundp

Wellington Financial, the North American venture debt capital firm that has previously backed renewable energy developers, has hit a second closing for its fourth fund.

14 January 2013

Vontobel launches global sustainable equity fundp

Vontobel Asset Management has launched a sustainability-focused global equity fund with CHF100m (€81.55m) and hopes to garner additional institutional investor backing, NewNet has learnt.

11 January 2013

European Investors launches sustainable property mutual fundp

Real estate investor European Investors Incorporated has announced the launch of the EII Global Sustainable Property Fund, which will invest globally in real estate investment trusts that meet environmental and social sustainability criteria.

10 January 2013

Exclusive: Climate Change Capital to launch successive property vehiclep

Climate Change Capital will look to build on the success of its first property fund by pooling even more capital for a successive vehicle in 2013, NewNet has learnt.

10 January 2013

Ex-Bain consultant sets up Tamra-Tacoma Capital Partners to invest in renewablesp

Former Bain consultant Yoav Bergman has partnered with renewable energy fund manager Matthew Brown to launch alternative investment firm Tamra-Tacoma Capital Partners.

10 January 2013

Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners holds first close at $317mp

The private equity arm of international infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has reached the first close of its inaugural fund through which it will target the energy, utility and transport sectors.

10 January 2013

Commodity giant Trafigura’s asset management arm hits first close on resource fundp

rare_earths_170SQ The fund management arm of Trafigura, the world’s second largest metals trader next to Glencore and a top-three oil trader, has reached a $275m first close for its inaugural resource-focused private equity fund.

8 January 2013

Green for Growth Fund aims to hit €500m over five yearsp

The Green for Growth Fund South East Europe, which provides finance to support energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, is looking to expand to up to €500m over the next five years.

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