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UK waste specialist Biffa accepts cut-price Energy Capital Partners buyout offer

UK waste management major Biffa has accepted a cut-price buyout offer from US private equity firm Energy Capital Partners amid the pound crashing to its lowest ever level against the dollar. The post UK waste

LPs and GPs draw battle lines over expenses, transparency as market turmoil impacts sector

Public markets investors have been slamming on the brakes for the past 12 months as macro factors continue to weigh heavy on the global dealmaking and trading environment. But is a different picture appearing in

KKR backs $450m investment in Indian renewables player Hero Future Energies

Global buyout giant KKR has teamed with India's Hero Group to make a $450m investment in the latter's renewable energy arm. The post KKR backs $450m investment in Indian renewables player Hero Future Energies first

Clean power business Mainspring closes hefty $290m Series E round

Clean power generation provider Mainspring Energy has picked up a hefty $290m Series E round from backers including the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. The post Clean power business Mainspring closes hefty $290m Series E

Oil and gas investment specialist Silver Hill raises over $1bn for first institutional fund

Oil and gas investor Silver Hill Energy Partners has raised more than $1bn for its first institutional private equity fund. The post Oil and gas investment specialist Silver Hill raises over $1bn for first institutional

Mirova scores huge fund size increase with €1.6bn energy transition infrastructure vehicle

Mirova has raised €1.6bn for its fifth energy transition infrastructure equity fund, almost double the size of its previous fund in the strategy. The post Mirova scores huge fund size increase with €1.6bn energy transition

Alantra, Enagás surge past target for energy transition fund to reach €210m final close

Private markets investment major Alantra has raised €210m for the final close of its energy transition fund created alongside energy infrastructure specialist Enagás. The post Alantra, Enagás surge past target for energy transition fund to reach

 KKR Invests in Hero Future Energies in $450 Million Transaction KKR Invests in Hero Future Energies in $450 Million Transaction

NEW DELHI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KKR, a leading global investment firm, and Hero Future Energies (“HFE” or the “Company”), the renewable energy arm of the Hero Group, today announced the signing of definitive agreements under which KKR

Clearlake keeps adding capital after $14bn Fund VII close, raises new Opportunity Fund

Clearlake Capital has kept its foot on the fundraising gas in the wake of its $14.1bn flagship fund close in May, having just raised more than $2.5bn for its third Opportunity Partners fund. The post

Solar sales, design software maker Solo gets Bregal Sagemount backing

New York-based buyout house Bregal Sagemount has made a minority strategic growth investment in Solo, a provider of solar sales, proposal and design software. The post Solar sales, design software maker Solo gets Bregal Sagemount backing first appeared

Advent tucks into Chinese healthy eating restaurant chain Wagas

Private equity giant Advent International has bought a 60% interest in Chinese healthy, light food-focused restaurant group Wagas. The company has about 250 locations in China under the Wagas, Baker and Spice, Funk & Kale

Investors are upping exposure to GP-led secondaries – here’s why

Almost two-thirds of global investors are upping their dollar allocations to GP-led secondary recap transactions as firms look to navigate the increasingly muddy waters of inflation, recession and market turmoil. The post Investors are upping

Carlyle exits 15-year investment in Sequa through sale to Veritas Capital

Carlyle has ended its 15-year ownership of aircraft engine and gas turbine specialist Sequa through a sale to fellow private equity house Veritas Capital. The post Carlyle exits 15-year investment in Sequa through sale to

Energy Impact Partners raises €390m Europe fund targeting ‘most promising investment opportunity of our generation’

Sustainability and net-zero focused VC investor Energy Impact Partners has hit a €390m final close for its debut European fund thanks to support from a string of prominent LPs. The post Energy Impact Partners raises

Ex-Energy Capital Partners exec Advani’s new sustainability-focused firm raises $475m for debut fund

SER Capital Partners, the sustainability-focused investment house launched by former Energy Capital Partners senior exec Rahul Advani, has hit a $475m final close for its debut fund. The post Ex-Energy Capital Partners exec Advani’s new

Carve-Outs’ Popularity Soars as Businesses Pursue Growth

Posted by Gregory Pryor and Germaine Gurr, White & Case LLP, on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Editor's Note: Gregory Pryor and Germaine Gurr are partners at White & Case LLP. This post is based on

VC dealmaking is defying macroeconomic concerns in UK & Ireland – but PE is struggling

As global inflation woes and a rising energy crisis continue to grow, the winners and losers of the current macroneconomic conditions are slowly beginning to emerge. The post VC dealmaking is defying macroeconomic concerns in

Cairngorm names new MD in green push, mulls fundraising in 2023

UK investor Cairngorm Capital has appointed Matt Anstead managing director in a push to invest more in the energy transition theme, managing director Neil McGill told Unquote.

World’s biggest dedicated clean hydrogen fund hits €3bn hard cap close

Clean energy-focused investment house Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners has hit a €3bn hard cap close for the world’s biggest dedicated clean hydrogen investment fund. The firm said CI Energy Transition Fund I will invest in next generation

Inflexion-backed Phenna Group preps sale in Houlihan Lokey-led process

Inflexion-backed testing and business services provider Phenna Group is preparing a sale process, four sources familiar with the matter said.

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