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Category: Investors

Power Capital announces launch of global power sector private equity firm

In New York, Power Capital Holdings announced the launch of a new global power sector private equity firm, Power Capital Partners LLC.  PCP has been launched in partnership with Hunt Power Capital Partners. PCP has executed a co-development agreement with Bechtel Development Corporation to to invest side-by-side in fully contracted or hedged conventional and renewable [...]

October 23, 2013 More

DSM Venturing provides strategic investment in ChromaDex

In California, DSM Venturing, the corporate venture arm of Royal DSM has provided equity financing to ChromaDex Corp.  ChromaDex describes itself as an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary, science-based solutions and ingredients to the dietary supplement, food and beverage, animal health, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. Frank Jaksch, Jr., CEO and co-founder of ChromaDex, [...]

October 23, 2013 More

CalCEF Clean Energy Angel Fund sells Allopartis Biotechnologies to Novozymes

In Californa, the CalCEF Clean Energy Angel Fund I, LP today announced the successful sale of its portfolio company Allopartis Biotechnologies to Novozymes A/S, for an undisclosed amount. Allopartis Biotechnologies was founded in 2008 to screen for new and optimized enzymes for industrial use. The CalCEF Angel Fund made its first investment in Allopartis in [...]

October 16, 2013 More

Bright Capital takes position among top five global Cleantech investors

In Washington, Bright Capital was named one of the world’s top cleantech investors by Cleantech Group, a leading global research and advisory firm focused on energy and environmental innovation. Cleantech Group makes annual awards to the Global Cleantech 100 companies and to the corporate and financial investors whose investments support the advances of the Global [...]

October 16, 2013 More

Multiple investors commit to C$47.5 million in new equity investment for Anaergia

In Canada, new investors Macquarie Capital, Tandem Expansion Fund, and Global H2O Investments have committed to investing a total of C$47.5 million in new equity. Anaergia plans to use this funding to develop projects and provide solutions that assist waste producers by converting organic waste streams into valuable resources.  In connection with this transaction Macquarie [...]

October 9, 2013 More

Inter-American Development Bank and SG Biofuels sign mandate letter

In California, the Inter-American Development Bank and SG Biofuels signed a mandate letter for the debt financing of of SGB’s 25,000 acre Jatropha bioenergy project in Guatemala. The project cost is estimated at approximately US$76 million. The mandate letter enables IDB and SGB to proceed with financial, technical and environmental due diligence on a project [...]

October 9, 2013 More

EIB loans Stora-Enso € 140 million for research and development

In Finland, the European Investment Bank extended a € 140 million, seven-year loan at an interest rate of 3.3%.  This is Stora-Enso’s third load from EIB, and will be used for its research and development projects.

October 2, 2013 More

Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley extend $100 million revolving loan facility to Rentech

In California, Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch and Morgan Stanley Bank, N.A. working together extended a $100 million revolving loan facility to Rentech, Inc. The facility was collateralized by a portion of the units of Rentech Nitrogen Partners, and has a maturity of three years and an interest rate on outstanding loan amounts of [...]

October 2, 2013 More

Ecotechnologies leads €12m, third round funding effort for Fermentalg

In France, Ecotechnologies Fund led a €12m funding round for Fermentalg. According to an article on New Energy World Network, this was the third round, and included the existing investors, ACE Management, Demeter Partners, Emertec Gestion, and Picoty Algo.  Joining in the round were IRDI and Viveris. Fermentalg will reportedly use the funds for an [...]

September 25, 2013 More

Credit Suisse Securities and Deutsche Bank to be joint book-running managers for Evogene IPO

In Israel, Credit Suisse Securities and Deutsche Bank Securities are the joint book-running managers for the proposed IPO of Evogene. Oppenheimer & Co. and Piper Jaffray & Co. are the co-managers.  A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) but has not yet become [...]

September 25, 2013 More