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Argos Wityu appoints head of ESG

Switzerland-based sponsor Argos Wityu has appointed Jessica Peters as head of ESG to be based in its Brussels office.

La Banque Postale AM holds first close to debut infrastructure debt climate impact fund in Europe

La Banque Postale Asset Management has held a first close of its Infrastructure Debt Climate Impact Fund at €270m. The post La Banque Postale AM holds first close to debut infrastructure debt climate impact fund

Tikehau, Unilever, Axa form EUR 1bn impact fund

Tikehau Capital, consumer conglomerate Unilever and insurance company Axa have announced the launch of a regenerative agricultural fund with a EUR 1bn target.

BlackRock bags over $800m towards new fund targeting investments in people of color-founded, led businesses

BlackRock has picked up more than $800m in initial commitments towards a new multi-alternatives fund targeting businesses and projects owned, led by, or serving people of colour. The post BlackRock bags over $800m towards new

AIB, Foresight launch SME Impact Fund with EUR 75m target

Ireland-based financial services firm AIB has appointed Foresight Group to manage AIB Foresight SME Impact Fund; the vehicle has a EUR 75m target and will invest in Ireland and Northern Ireland-based SMEs.

Eurazeo raises half the target for Sustainable Maritime Infrastructure Fund, secures investment from EIF

European private equity major Eurazeo has raised €200m, more than half of the target fund size, for its Sustainable Maritime Infrastructure Fund. The post Eurazeo raises half the target for Sustainable Maritime Infrastructure Fund, secures

Seaya launches EUR 300m sustainable venture capital fund

Seaya Ventures, the Spanish venture investor, has launched a EUR 300m fund that will invest in tech-driven sustainability solutions.

FORE Partnership secures investment from KKR for sustainable London development TBC.London

Ethical investor and developer FORE Partnership today announces that funds managed by KKR, a leading global investment firm, have made a majority investment in TBC.London, a 110,000 sq ft development next to Tower Bridge.

Actis agrees $1.55bn sale of Indian renewables provider Solenergi Power sale to Shell Overseas Investments

Sustainable infrastructure investor Actis has agreed to sell Solenergi Power, the flagship company for one of India’s largest renewable energy companies, to Shell Overseas Investments for $1.55bn. The post Actis agrees $1.55bn sale of Indian

Secondaries investors brace for valuations drop following booming 2021

Secondaries market investors are bracing themselves for a drop in valuations as the rising interest rate environment and war in Ukraine create headwinds for the sector, data from Raymond James | Cebile Capital shows. The

KKR raises biggest fund in its history with $19bn North America XIII close

KKR has raised a record-breaking $19bn for its latest North America Fund to take advantage of a macroeconomic environment "tailor-made for private equity". The post KKR raises biggest fund in its history with $19bn North

Actis buys 50% stake in $1bn-Emirates District Cooling, eyeing growing demand in the region

Global sustainable infrastructure investment major Actis has bought a 50% stake in $1bn-Emirates District Cooling Company, making it one of the largest transactions in the district cooling industry in the MENA region. The post Actis buys

Convent Capital launches €150m-targeting Agri Food Growth Fund

Amsterdam-based investment firm Convent Capital has collected more than €50m for its new Agri Food Growth Fund to offer growth capital to sustainable companies in the AgriFood industry. The post Convent Capital launches €150m-targeting Agri

MidEuropa partner Knorr on the Russian/Ukrainian war’s impact on the wider CEE region

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has lasted longer than some might have expected, and ongoing fallout from the war has inevitably afflicted investments. But despite all the factors shadowing the markets – rising commodity prices,

Actis strikes final close for second Asia-focused real estate fundraise

Global sustainable infrastructure investment major Actis has hit a $700m final close for its second Asia-focused real estate fund, just below the total it collected for its debut vehicle in the strategy. The post Actis

Warburg Pincus leads new investment in decarbonisation-focused project developer ClimeCo

Warburg Pincus and Heritage Group have led a new investment round for ClimeCo, which specialises in developing and trading environmental commodities and advising clients on emerging environmental market solutions. The post Warburg Pincus leads new investment

Aztec appoints new head of ESG

Aztec Group has announced it has hired Caroline Mantoura as the new head of ESG in its UK office.

General Atlantic appoints head of ESG from PAI

General Atlantic has appointed Cornelia Gomez as head of ESG, poaching the executive from PAI; she will be based in the global investor’s London office.

General Atlantic hires PAI’s Gomez as its global head of ESG

Growth equity major General Atlantic has hired former PAI Partners senior exec Cornelia Gomez as its global head of ESG. The post General Atlantic hires PAI’s Gomez as its global head of ESG first appeared on

Singapore fund of funds investor launches first ESG fund of funds with $100m

Singapore-based private equity investor Azalea has struck a $100m first close for its inaugural sustainability-focused fund of funds. The post Singapore fund of funds investor launches first ESG fund of funds with $100m first appeared

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