Tag Archives: investment

Allianz Real Estate reached 60.1 billion euros in assets under management at the end of June 2018

Worldwide diversification over asset classes, investment styles and structures drives assets under management to 60.1 billion euros at the end of June 2018 European financing team reaches 6.8 billion euros with a focus on prime investments on a Pan European … Read the full press release

UK Research and Innovation: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council provides £14 million investment for the UK’s Catalysis Hub

SWINDON, 15-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory have welcomed the new £14million investment into the UK’s Catalysis Hub that will support a nationwide research programme. Funding is provided by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, which … Read the full press release

Schroders invests in Qwil Messenger, the first fintech start-up to join its Cobalt programme

Schroders is pleased to announce it has taken a minority stake in Qwil Messenger, the first fintech start-up to have joined its global in-residence programme. LONDON, 12-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Qwil Messenger – a safe and compliant chat platform which enables … Read the full press release

ZAL invests on €2.6M Laser Shock Peening facility at ZAL TechCenter in Hamburg

The ZAL Center for Applied Aeronautical Research is strengthening its position as one of the leading aviation industry innovation centers worldwide. Today, Wednesday, in the presence of Hamburg’s First Mayor, Dr Peter Tschentscher, the infrastructure for Laser Shock Peening (LSP) … Read the full press release

Covestro to invest EUR 1.5 billion for global MDI capacity expansion

Highly attractive MDI market with long-term growth prospects / New 500 kilotons MDI plant to satisfy demand and accompany industry growth / NAFTA MDI capacity to reach 740 kilotons per year by end of 2024 / Extending Covestro´s regional and … Read the full press release

EDF to invest in GIBB Power an engineering specialist in the energy sector

LONDON, 10-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — EDF, world’s leading electricity company, and GIBB, a major engineering player in Africa signed agreements for EDF to invest in GIBB Power, a subsidiary company of GIBB Engineering and Architecture specialising in engineering in the … Read the full press release

Shell to invest in major liquified natural gas (LNG) project in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada

THE HAGUE, 08-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Shell Canada Energy, an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell plc (“Shell”), today announced it has taken a final investment decision (FID) on LNG Canada, a major liquified natural gas (LNG) project in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada, … Read the full press release

EBRD launched its new strategy for the agribusiness sector

Responsible, sustainable and innovative approach for the next five years EBRD the most active multilateral institution in agribusiness in its regions EBRD investment in the agribusiness sector to date exceeds €6.7 billion LONDON, 08-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Addressing the growing challenges … Read the full press release

Ahlstrom-Munksjö strengthens filtration manufacturing capabilities following completion of major investment in its Madisonville plant

Ahlstrom-Munksjö builds on its global platform for high-performance filtration material by completing the investment in Madisonville, U.S. HELSINKI, 03-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As market demand for high-performance filtration material continue to increase globally, Ahlstrom-Munksjö continues to grow its attractive Filtration business … Read the full press release

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking launches Global Markets Incubator for market-dedicated Fintechs

PARIS, 02-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With this launch, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) adopts a pioneering approach in incubation for start-ups specialising in market activities, while strengthening its support to the Fintech ecosystem. The selected Fintechs will … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space invests €60 million into a new logistics centre for military aircraft spare parts

To be operational in 2020 Industry-led centralized spare part management to increase fleet availability of German Air Force Capacities for future needs like German Tornado Replacement and new European Future Combat Air System (FCAS) considered MANCHING, 01-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Bayport Polymers to build a 625,000-ton-per-year polyethylene unit at its production site in Bayport, Texas

Total, Borealis and NOVA Chemicals Take Final Investment Decision for New Unit PARIS/ VIENNA/ CALGARY, Canada/ BAYPORT, TX, USA, 27-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Bayport Polymers, LLC (“Bayport Polymers”) – a 50/50 joint venture owned by Total S.A. (“Total”) and Novealis … Read the full press release

ING to invest £5 million in the UK fintech Funding Options

ING has invested £5 million in Funding Options, the UK fintech company that offers a marketplace for lending to SMEs. AMSTERDAM, 20-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The investment gives ING a minority interest in the platform. Funding Options is keen to use … Read the full press release

ING Ventures to invest EUR 7.5 million in multibank platform Cobase

ING Ventures has invested €7.5 million in international fintech Cobase, a multibank platform that helps international customers to manage multiple bank accounts. It offers payments, cash management and treasury services in one place. AMSTERDAM, 20-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — “Our goal is to … Read the full press release

ING to invest in Black Bear Carbon and help the company improve its technology and expand globally

ING has invested in Black Bear Carbon (BBC), a company that recycles old tyres into a raw material used to make things like pen ink, smartphone covers and new tyres. AMSTERDAM, 14-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The raw material ‘carbon black’ is used … Read the full press release

Orange Digital Ventures Africa with second investment in the leading mPOS company in South Africa, Yoco

PARIS, 14-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Orange Digital Ventures Africa – the Orange Group’s venture capital investment fund for Africa – has made a second investment in one of the continent’s most promising fintech companies, the South African Yoco. Yoco is a … Read the full press release

DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH to invest 14 million USD in Grupo Vitalmex

COLOGNE, 12-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — DEG is co-Investor in a financing tranche led by Australis providing growth capital for Grupo Vitalmex. The demand for medical procedures is rising in Mexico, due to high rates of chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease and … Read the full press release

EBRD invests EUR 100 million in a new seven-year €550 million bond issue by the Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH)

EBRD invests €100 million in new bond issue of Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) BEH to refinance its 2013 issue and continue supporting liberalisation of electricity sector Largest corporate bond with longest tenor will deepen capital market LONDON, 15-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

EBRD provides US$ 15 million loan to a major manufacturer and supplier of retails stores equipment Modern-Expo Group

LONDON, 06-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD is supporting operations of one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of fixtures and equipment for retail stores and warehouses in central and eastern Europe by providing it with a seven-year loan of US$15 … Read the full press release

BASF’s Chemetall brand strengthens its position in China by investing in state-of-the-art surface treatment site in Pinghu

Ludwigshafen, Germany, 06-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Surface Treatment global business unit of the Coatings division of BASF, operating under the Chemetall brand, invests in a state-of-the-art surface treatment site in the Dushan Port Economic Development Zone of Pinghu, Zhejiang … Read the full press release

The confirmed PRI rating A+ for Amundi reflects the quality of its ESG analysis and consideration of environmental, social and governance criteria in its various investment strategies

PARIS, 01-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A founding signatory of the PRI since their creation in 2006, Amundi actively contributes to enforcing these principles by placing responsible finance at the heart of its strategy, its development and its offer: ISR funds, solutions to finance the energy transition … Read the full press release

ING to invest €21 million in international payments platform TransferMate

AMSTERDAM, 30-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ING announced yesterday (29 July) that it will invest in international payments platform TransferMate to provide SME customers and corporate clients with faster, cheaper and easier payments solutions. “ING is dedicated to offering seamless payment solutions and freedom … Read the full press release

ENGIE acquires 13% minority stake in HomeBiogas, an Israeli startup pioneering the field of household biogas solutions

This investment will boost the development of HomeBiogas’ easy-to-install B2C biogas systems in both Europe and emerging countries and contribute to the global development of green gas and access to low-carbon and reliable energy. La Défense, France, 26-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Accenture Security expands capability in data fusion, automated analytics, and machine learning through partnership and investment in Ripjar

New strategic relationship expands Accenture Security’s ability to help organizations scale their approach to using data analytics, machine learning, behavioural analytics and advanced visualisations NEW YORK, USA and LONDON, UK, 23-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has  formed a strategic … Read the full press release

Edizione completes the acquisition of a 29.9% stake in Cellnex Telecom S.A.

TREVISO, 16-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Edizione S.r.l. (“Edizione”) has completed the acquisition of a 29.9% stake in Cellnex Telecom S.A. (“Cellnex”) from Abertis Infrastructuras S.A. The transaction has been executed through the newly established company ConnecT S.p.A. (“ConnecT”) for a price … Read the full press release

Women to make up two of the three members of DEG’s Management Board with the appointment of Christiane Laibach and Monika Beck

COLOGNE, 04-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Christiane Laibach has taken office as Chair of the Management Board of DEG. She succeeds Bruno Wenn. Monika Beck has been appointed as a new member of the DEG Management Board. Bruno Wenn retires Christiane … Read the full press release

FMO: Climate Investor One reaches third close at USD 535 million

Climate Investor One has reached third close at USD 535 million. This innovative blended finance facility provides funding for renewable energy projects in the wind, solar and run-of-river hydro sectors in developing countries . THE HAGUE, 25-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Climate Investor One seeks … Read the full press release

ING Ventures invests in fintech company, TradeIX

ING Ventures, the venture capital arm of ING Bank, announced today (21 June) that it will invest in UK-based API and blockchain powered company, TradeIX. AMSTERDAM, 22-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ING Ventures led a USD 16 million Series A investment into TradeIX, alongside … Read the full press release

Henkel further globalizes its corporate venture capital activities by investing into the second investment fund of China Materialia

DÜSSELDORF, 15-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel further globalizes its corporate venture capital activities by investing into the second investment fund of China Materialia LLC (China Materialia), Shanghai. The investment, under the umbrella of Henkel Ventures, will enable the company’s Adhesive Technologies … Read the full press release

Global equity fund SKAGEN Focus celebrates its third anniversary

Stavanger, Norway, 07-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — There was clearly great demand for this type of fund when SKAGEN was launched as just a few months after inception on 26 May 2015, the high concentration global equity fund SKAGEN Focus had assets under … Read the full press release