Topics: Venture Capital

EU Teaming Up with a Private Equity Firm to Invest in Sub-Saharan Africa

EU Teaming Up with a Private Equity Firm to Invest ...

According to recent reports, the European Union is about to get more involved with private equity investing. The organisation is teaming up with a private equity firm Aster Capital Partners, with the aim of investing around $60 million in energy companies across sub-Saharan Africa. The AFK Insider reported on the news on Sunday, stating the EU-backed Electricity Fund will be under [...]

Solar Shows Robust VC and M&A Level in 2011

Solar Shows Robust VC and M&A Level in 2011

Mercom Capital Group, which provides services to the cleantech and energy sectors, published its latest research on solar investment and M&A in 2011, describing the year’s activity as robust.  “The so-called “Solyndra effect” has not been a factor yet, as more than 700 million VC dollars went into over 40 deals since Solyndra announced it would be shutting its doors [...]