CITIC Capital has launched a special purpose acquisition vehicle (SPAC) – or blank check company – on the New York Stock Exchange to pursue deals under its One Belt One Road (OBOR) strategy.
Singapore’s Temasek Holdings and Sweden’s EQT will commit $500 million to the launch and development of O2 Power, a renewable energy platform in India.
India’s electric vehicle space is nascent but growing rapidly on the back of a concerted policy push. Investors see enormous potential, especially in the world’s largest two-wheeler segment
BP has realized its first investment in China’s artificial intelligence (AI) sector by backing energy systems developer R&B Technology through a venture capital arm.
New Zealand’s Impact Enterprise Fund (IEF) has confirmed an investment in local sustainable packaging supplier Grounded.
Circulate Capital, a Singapore-based investor dedicated to stemming plastic waste pollution in South and Southeast Asia, has reached a first close of $106 million for an ocean protection fund.
Australian alternative protein producer V2Food has secured a $35 million Series A round led by Hong Kong’s Horizons Ventures and Australia’s Main Sequence Ventures.
US cleantech-focused private equity firm Hudson Sustainable Investments is set to acquire a controlling position in Hong Kong-based and NASDAQ-listed power producer Sky Solar Holdings.
Technology disruption and short-term policy changes are the two key challenges facing investors in the energy sector, industry participants told the AVCJ Forum.
Japanese flying car developer SkyDrive has raised a $14 million funding round from a group including Itochu Technology Ventures and Strive.
LPs are mixing up their approaches to infrastructure as shifts in supply-demand dynamics converge with increased specialization requirements in next-generation projects. Asia remains the unproven goldmine
Partners Group has made an investment of undisclosed size in an Australian wind power project. It is the firm’s fourth wind farm investment in the country in three years.
Novo Holdings, a Danish venture and growth equity investor focused on life sciences, has provided $72 million in Series E funding to LanzaTech, a US carbon recycling specialist with a significant Asia presence.
Melissa Kang helped raise Morgan Stanley’s first global impact fund before striking out on her own with Jupiter Impact Partners. She explains why Southeast Asia should prove fertile ground for the strategy
Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), a renewables-focused investor backed by the Australian government, has agreed to commit up to A$100 million ($70 million) to a new fund.
Sachin Bansal, co-founder of Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart, has led a $51 million investment in local electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Ather Energy.
Food technology is a virtually endless horizon of profound and unignorable investment imperatives mistaken as a niche category. Alternative protein is the first opportunity set to gain serious traction
Singapore’s Temasek Holdings and Horizon Ventures have led a $300 million round for Impossible Foods, a US vegetarian food technology company expanding into Asia.
CleanMax Solar, an Indian solar power developer with several PE backers, has raised INR2.75 billion ($39 million) from UK Climate Investments (UKCI), a renewable energy investment platform managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets.
RWDC Industries, a Singapore-based materials developer focused on biodegradable plastics, has raised $22 million from a group of investors including Vickers Venture Partners.
Petroliam Nasional (Petronas), Malaysia’s state-run oil and gas company, has agreed to acquire Amplus Energy Solutions, an Indian solar power developer backed by I Squared Capital.
Investors targeting electric vehicles must consider strategies that support the underlying technical development of the industry. The underdeveloped battery segment is ripe for digitization
Indian renewable energy developer Avaada Energy has raised a INR10 billion ($144 million) investment from a consortium including the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and development institutions DEG and FMO.
Japan’s Dai-ichi Life Insurance has agreed to invest JPY1 billion ($9.1 million) in a venture fund managed by local energy and cleantech specialist Energy & Environment Investment (EEI).