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15 April 2014

Plastic to diesel company Vadxx looks to raise $1.5m

plastic170 The alternative fuels company Vadxx is looking to raise $1.5m selling equity according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

14 April 2014

MHS Capital Partners beats target for second fundp

grid_170 Early-stage venture investor MHS Capital Partners has beaten the target for its second fund, which is more than two times larger than its debut vehicle, AltAssets can reveal.

8 April 2014

Private equity investment in clean energy lowest since 2005 due to ‘dearth of successful exits’p

World_170SQ Venture capital and private equity investment in renewable energy ‘was depressed in 2013’ coming in at $2.2bn, 46 per cent less than the previous year.

8 April 2014

Global solar private equity funding surges to $251m in Q1p

sunergy_170SQ Global private equity and venture capital funding surged to $251m in the first quarter of 2014, up from $87m in the fourth quarter of 2013.

4 April 2014

Kawa Capital backed Conergy shrugs off bad weather and installs 68MW of new solar

Solar-panels-stock_170 Kawa Capital-backed solar service provider Conergy installed seven new solar facilities with a total capacity of 68MW in the first three months of 2014.

4 April 2014

Venture capital-backed water treatment innovator Lontra secures ‘mult-million’ pound deal

Wastetwater1_170 UK-based green technology company Lontra has secured a ‘multi-million’ pound licensing deal with pump manufacturer Sulzer. The deal provides Sulzer with global rights to incorporate the Blade CompressorTM design into aeration equipment for the treatment of waste water.

3 April 2014

BaltCap acquires 75% stake in waste manager Ecoservice

waste_170 Private equity firm BaltCap has bought a 75 per cent stake in Ecoservice UAB in a deal that valued the Lithuanian waste management company at €14.9m.

3 April 2014

Private equity investment in renewable energy plunges by 32 per centp

ICE-renewables_170SQ Private equity and venture capital investment levels in the G-20 declined for the fourth consecutive year in 2013, falling 32 per cent signalling deteriorating confidence in the sector.

3 April 2014

Indian’s Suzlon sells Big Sky wind farm to private equity investor Terra Firma

wind_ Indebted Indian turbine maker Suzlon is planning to sell one of Illinois’ biggest wind farms to EverPower Wind Holdings, a wind farm operator backed by private equity firm Terra Firma.

2 April 2014

Alternative fuels developer JBI Energy eyes further funding

plastic170 JBI Energy, an alternative fuels company that makes diesel out of waste plastic, has raised $320,000 in a funding round that is targeting a total investment of $1m.

31 March 2014

Sun Capital Partners buys smartmeter manufacturer Aclara Technologies

Private equity firm Sun Capital Partners has bought smartmeter manufacturer Aclara Technologies from utility services supplier ESCO Technologies without revealing the amount paid for the acquisition.

31 March 2014

Good Energy COO takes over as infrastructure investment director at Oxford Capital

powercable_090312_170 UK private equity firm Oxford Capital has appointed former Good Energy COO Barney Rhys Jones as chief capital investment director in its infrastructure team.

31 March 2014

Foresight splashes £51m snapping up 40MW of newly built solar capacity

ecotricity_fen-farm_170 Uk green investment firm Foresight's Solar Fund has spent £51m of the £150m it raised in its October public offering buying up newly built solar farms with a total capacity of 40MW.

27 March 2014

Private equity-backed BluEarth completes $47.8m purchase of Little Creek Solar

CanadianSolar_1701 Canadian Solar has completed the $47.8m sale of Little Creek Solar Power Plant to BluEarth, a renewable power station operator backed by investors that include Canadian energy-focussed private equity firm ARC Financial and the Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan, one of the world’s biggest institutional investors.

27 March 2014

Smartgrid chip-maker EnVerv scores $15.4m VC investment

Grid1_170 A string of venture capital firms have stumped up $15.4m of new financing for semiconductor business EnVerv, which provides chips for smart grid, solar and other grid connection markets.

27 March 2014

EQT buys majority stake in wind farm weather forecaster StormGeo from Reitenp

RWE_offshore_170_170 EQT Mid Market has bought a majority stake in StormGeo, a global provider of weather information for offshore projects and wind farms.

25 March 2014

Cool Planet, Organic Waste Solutions team up to develop water treatment tech

biofuels-170SQ Private equity-backed biofuel developer Cool Planet Energy Systems has signed a strategic deal with Organic Waste Solutions, in a bid to develop new water purification techniques.

25 March 2014

$116m IPO set to be big win for Opower’s private equity backersp

powercable_090312_170 Energy software company Opower has announced plans to raise between $104m and $116m selling 6.1m shares in its initial public offering, setting the stage for a windfall for its private equity backers including New Enterprise Associates, Accel and Kleiner Perkins.

20 March 2014

Private equity-backed ClearEdge Power raises $5m

fuelcell170 ClearEdge Power (CEP) has sold debt and equity to raise $5m from investors.

20 March 2014

Qinous launches energy storage system on back of investment

VC-backed Quinous, has launched a storage system designed to supply off-grid regions with renewable energy.

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