Hong Kong-listed solar firm to buy bankrupt Suntech unit for $492m
A Chinese solar company will pay RMB3 billion ($492 million) to acquire the insolvent manufacturing unit of solar panel giant Suntech.
Italian environmental fund exceeds target for first close
Ambienta, an Italian private equity investment manager, has announced the first close of its second fund focussed on European environmental technology companies.
The hunt for Green Alpha
Environmental Finance speaks to market players who see the climate change and resource scarcity themes as an opportunity, to track down the sectors and stocks that are currently exciting them
Macquarie targets Japanese solar through ¥100bn joint venture
Macquarie Capital and Japanese construction and engineering group Maeda Corporation have launched a joint venture to invest in and raise finance for solar power projects.
Gates takes €113m stake in Spain's FCC
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has bought a 6% stake in Spanish infrastructure and environmental services company FCC for €113.5 million ($155.9 million).
Advanced biofuels maker gets $100m from Khosla, Gates
Khosla Ventures and Gates Ventures have, in two separate transactions, committed to invest a total of $100 million to help a US manufacturer of non-food biofuels to expand its production capacity.
Voting begins in 14th annual Environmental Finance rankings
Voting has opened in the annual Environmental Finance market rankings – the largest and most closely watched survey of the world's environmental markets.
Fixed income focus needed 'to scale up impact investing'
Impact investing companies should move away from its focus on private equity and offer more fixed income products to attract institutional investors, a conference has heard.
Stranded assets: the divestment debate
There are calls for investors to reduce their exposure to fossil fuel stocks amid fears that their valuations will slump if politicians make good on their climate promises. But is now the right time to divest? Two institutional investors with contrasting views spoke to Environmental Finance
Chinese PV maker bids for stake in bankrupt Suntech unit
A Chinese solar panel manufacturer has disclosed plans to inject cash into Suntech's insolvent manufacturing unit as it placed a bid for a stake in the debt-laden solar module giant.