Topics: Investing

Hunting Green Unicorns and Other Ways to Make Capital Deliver Super Returns

Hunting Green Unicorns and Other Ways to Make ...

A new breed of investor is pursuing a "triple bottom line" strategy, including in their due diligence an analysis of the social, environmental and governance  risks and impacts of investments. As result, there are new opportunities for investing in transportation networks, alternative energy infrastructure, textiles and even farmlands. The motivation is to make money on the deals but also to [...]

TPG Making Its First Foray into Africa with $1 Billion Investment

TPG Making Its First Foray into Africa with $1 ...

  One of the world’s largest private equity firms is venturing into the African markets for the first time. TPG announced its plans to invest up to $1 billion in Africa. The investment will be a tie-up venture with a Sudanese billionaire Mo Ibrahim and his private equity firm, Satya Capital.   The New Adventure   The investment will be [...]

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 [...]

Abraaj Closes $990 Sub-Saharan Africa Fund

Abraaj Closes $990 Sub-Saharan Africa Fund

Private equity firm Abraaj Group announced on Monday that it has closed its $990 million sub-Saharan Africa fund. It is the third such fund for the firm and shows investors have a lot of faith for the emerging markets.   The Details The firm announced its fund has been able to attract plenty of investment, with 64% of the funding [...]

Is the Smart PE Money All Heading for Europe?

Is the Smart PE Money All Heading for Europe?

One of the big debates when it comes to financial markets of any kind is always “where is the smart money headed.” In late 2013, we looked at whether the smart money was headed to the private equity (PE) marketplace.   While those holding the “smart money” have been keeping an eye on the PE industry for a while now, [...]