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Institutional Investors Wade Back Into EM Renewable Projects

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Applied Solar Technologies (India) Pvt. Ltd (AST) raised US$ 40 million from a round of investors with Australia’s Future Fund leading the pack. Founded in 2008, the Delhi-based solar power company touts existing backers such as Bessemer Venture Partners, Skoll Foundation-backed Capricorn Investment Group and the International Finance Corporation, the investment arm of the World Bank. Applied Solar Technologies has now raised more than US$ 85 million to date. Money is moving into the renewable market in India. According to The Wall Street Journal, SunEdison plans to invest US$ 15 billion in India by 2022 in solar and wind projects.

American Capital Energy & Infrastructure Invests in Largest Planned Wind Farm in West Africa

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Ascendas-Singbridge Acquires Three Hotels in Osaka

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Singapore’s Ascendas-Singbridge has acquired three hotels in Osaka for 10.29 billion JPY to tap tourism growth in Japan’s third-largest city.

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BlackRock Contemplates Stake in Eurizon

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Asset management giant BlackRock is contemplating purchasing a 30% ownership stake in Intesa SanPaolo’s asset management unit called Eurizon Capital SGR S.p.A. BlackRock is keen on growing its technology business and increase market adoption of its Aladdin platform.

Intesa has been working with UBS to seek out strategic options for Eurizon. Intesa is keen on maintaining control over Eurizon.

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SWFI First Read, June 22, 2018

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JPMorgan Fund Buys 40% of Oxford Properties’ French Portfolio

A fund advised by JP Morgan Asset Management committed €400 million in Oxford Properties’ French portfolio. Essentially, Oxford Properties sold a 49.9% non-managing interest in 32 Rue Blanche, 92 Avenue de France and Paris Bastille. Oxford Properties made its maiden investment in Paris in 2014 when it acquired 32 Rue Blanche.

Oxford Properties is the real estate unit of OMERS.

Temasek Explores Further Cash Commitments to FirstCry

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