General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm, has appointed Lord Browne of Madingley as a Senior Advisor, based in London.
ESG & Responsible Investing
As investor and regulator focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues has gathered pace globally in recent years, attention is turning to how investment managers, hedge funds and private equity firms can build effective ESG programmes that stand up to regulatory scrutiny and help them stay competitive in a rapidly evolving marketplace.
Temasek and BlackRock are to establish a new partnership called Decarbonization Partners which will launch a series of late stage venture capital and early growth private equity investment funds focussed on advancing decarbonisation solutions to accelerate global efforts to achieve a net zero economy by 2050.
BlackRock Real Assets has successfully achieved a USD4.8 billion final close for Global Renewable Power Fund III (GRP III) with commitments from over 100 institutional investors, including leading public and private pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations and family offices from over 18 countries globally.
PineBridge Investments (PineBridge), a private, global asset manager focused on active, high-conviction investing, has appointed Kate Faraday as Global Head of Corporate Responsibility.
Hamburg-based real asset specialist Aquila Capital acquired renewable energy assets across Europe in 2020 amounting to over 3.0 gigawatt.
Data in the report ‘Impact investing and the rise of sustainable tech’ shows that impact technology companies are receiving a fast-increasing amount of private equity investment. As the sector matures, those raises are becoming larger and focused on later-stage companies.
Partners Group, the global private markets firm, has provided a bilateral ESG-linked unitranche debt financing to Kusters Beheer, a Dutch manufacturer of precision components.
2020 was a record year for investment and M&A activity for impact technology companies, according to a report by GB Bullhound, a technology advisory and investment firm.
Abris Capital Partners, a private equity investor focused on Central Europe, has launched ESG Universe 2023 – a comprehensive program of environmental, social and governance initiatives that commits the firm to achieving a carbon neutral portfolio by 2025.