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Pacific Equity Partners acquires smart metering business

The $202m acquisition of Origin Energy’s Acumen marks the Australian firm’s first investment through SAF, a vehicle it is currently raising, and the launch of a new JV with Landis+Gyr.

JPMorgan unloads Asian infra platform

The asset manager is selling its Asian Infrastructure & Related Resources Opportunity platform to emerging markets specialist The Rohatyn Group for an undisclosed amount.

How Ardian broke America

Mathias Burghardt tells us how the manager timed its inaugural Americas vehicle just right, what led the French fund manager to cross the Atlantic and the pleasant surprises that surfaced along the way.

Greece to auction 2.6GW of wind and solar by 2020

Both Greek strategic players and foreign investors are showing an interest in the €3bn programme that kicks off in July with an initial 600MW on the block.

Ardian’s debut Americas fund tops $800m

The French manager beat its $500m target for its first dollar-denominated vehicle, targeting the energy and transport sectors, primarily in the US and Chile, but also in Canada and Mexico.

Edmond de Rothschild backs new energy transition strategy

The Paris-based private equity firm is helping to raise €200m for projects focusing on renewables, energy efficiency, water and waste management, and recycling.

Time to engage

Improving communication between the public and private sectors – and changing the tone on both sides – is key to managing political risk in the age of populism, writes Kalliope Gourntis

Aviva Investors boosts wind portfolio with $160m investment

The asset manager has acquired a 49% stake in two Scottish wind farms owned and operated by Fred Olsen Renewables.

GIP establishes India platform with IDFC acquisition

The NY-based fund manager will acquire IDFC Alternatives’ infrastructure business, which will be rebranded as GIP India.

Snam-led consortium picks up 66% stake in Greece’s DESFA

The CDP-backed Italian gas utility – along with Belgium’s Fluxys and Spain’s Enagás – has emerged as the preferred bidder for a majority stake in the Greek transmission operator, agreeing to pay €535m.

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