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Willis Towers Watson expands FoF strategy with new fund launch

Following the success of its sterling-denominated fund that has raised £1bn to date, the London-based firm is launching a similar vehicle that will be available to the broader European market.

New Energy Solar to woo UK investors with $250m US solar fund listing

The proceeds from the listing on the London Stock Exchange are expected to be deployed within six months, as the fund manager bids to diversify UK-based renewables-focused capital.

Is Taiwan’s offshore opportunity gone with the wind?

An unexpected cut in government subsidies threw the island’s offshore wind market into disarray. Now, Taipei is trying to convince worried renewables investors to stay.

Spain’s carrot-and-stick approach will fail to convince investors

The country’s desire ‘to send a positive signal’ to renewable investors would be far more effective if it stopped trying to battle compensation awards from its past

InfraRed eyes 1.5GW subsidy-free Spanish solar after $1.2bn fund close

Up to 12 projects will be developed over the coming years through the seventh investment of InfraRed’s fifth fund.

BlackRock divests French solar portfolio to Samsung-led consortium

The 14 operating assets mark the first realisation for BlackRock’s Global Renewable Power Fund I, with GRP II 80% deployed and a third vehicle in the series earmarked for 2019.

UK’s Octopus and Korea’s KIS launch $140m renewables JV

The UK asset manager plans more “bespoke renewables portfolios” in partnership with institutional investors across the globe.

Investors ‘despair’ as Australia’s PM ditches emissions reduction target

The government could also support new coal-fired power stations as PM Malcom Turnbull gives in to pressure from MPs within his own party.

GIG makes Asian solar and storage push with Conergy deal

Macquarie’s green infra investment arm buys the development portfolio, which contains no operational sites, in its drive to build an Asia-Pacific platform.

SPARX hits $424m final close on brownfield renewables fund

The new fund has a target IRR of 5% and already owns a portfolio of 12 assets purchased from a previously liquidated SPARX fund.

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