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Macquarie Capital’s John Walker called renewables Asia’s ‘investment opportunity of the century’. He’s right.

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.

Gresham House in £25m deal for renewables and timber fund manager

The acquisition of FIM Services, which owns about 137MW of UK wind and solar assets, will treble AUM in the firm’s recently established New Energy division.

Taiwan greenlights 3.8GW of offshore wind projects

Germany’s wpd has been selected to connect 1GW of capacity, while Ørsted and CIP will push forward with 900MW each.

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.

DIF V increases hard-cap to €1.9bn ahead of final close

The vehicle, which was originally targeting €1.5bn, has already invested in seven assets, with a further two deals to be closed soon.

NextEnergy hits second close on Italian vehicle amid new $750m fund launch

NextPower II has invested across 45 solar sites in Italy, but its successor will have a global reach.

WATCH: Limited time for investors to get PE returns on core Chinese infra

CGN Private Equity is getting 20%-plus returns from operating renewable assets, but CEO Raymond Fung warns there’s only a five-to-seven-year window before these assets get commoditised and Chinese capital catches on to the opportunity.

KGAL’s renewables fund hits €382m on second close

The German manager’s €500m ESPF4 vehicle has added five investors and expects to complete fundraising by the end of the year.

India’s NIIF makes first investment in green fund

EverSource Capital is appointed manager of the Green Growth Equity Fund, which will raise further capital from UK-based institutional investors to reach a £500 million target.

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