Topics: Investing

KKR Deal Offers Lessons in Risky Lending

KKR Deal Offers Lessons in Risky Lending

  Private equity investments always come with a risk, but some deals, and indeed industries, are far more risky than others. KKR’s last year investment in an energy sector company, Preferred Sands, started out as a win-win deal, but it has now turned sour for the private equity firm.   The Deal   Last year, KKR bought Preferred Sands in [...]

Private Equity Fund To Buy Oil and Gas Assets Worldwide

Private Equity Fund To Buy Oil and Gas Assets ...

A new London-based fund is looking for oil and gas assets to buy. Carlyle Group and CVC Capital Partners back this $5 billion fund. But are there too many risks involved with the troubled industry? A new private equity backed fund is set to buy oil and gas assets around the world. The London-based fun, Neptune Oil and Gas, is [...]

Could Norway’s $880bn Oil Fund Target Private Equity?

Could Norway’s $880bn Oil Fund Target Private ...

For quite a while now, experts have called for Norway to adopt a new investment strategy for its $880 billion oil fund. Tuesday saw the funds management team take further steps towards acting on these calls, with new asset classes such as private equity being proposed as an alternative.   Norway’s Finance Ministry asked on Tuesday for the Strategy Council, [...]

Avensol – Solar leasing

Avensol – Solar leasing

Building Large Utility 2.0 Model Using Switzerland as a pilot country for a European wide SolarLeasing group. Creating two organisations, YieldCo for financing the group and expanding our EPC operation. In operation for three years, we know the market and seek a partner willing to invest and help us build the biggest Utility 2.0 Model in Europe (and the world). [...]

LPs Spend on PE Funds Targeting Oil, Gas, and Natural Resources; Preqin

LPs Spend on PE Funds Targeting Oil, Gas, and ...

The first quarter of 2013 saw an aggregate USD 9.7 billion raised by six natural resources funds, according to Preqin. It was the highest quarterly amount since the peak of USD 16.6 billion seen in Q2 2009.   Last year was a particularly successful fundraising year for natural resources funds as 22 natural resources funds secured an about USD 22.5bn, [...]