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EBRD Posts €2.1 Billion Profit in 2023 Following Record Investments

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has reported a profit of €2.1 billion for 2023, marking a significant turnaround from the €1.1 billion losses incurred in 2022 due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The bank’s … Read the full press release

CEB Approves €1.3 Billion in Loans Across Europe for Social Sector Investments

(IN BRIEF) The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) has approved 11 new loans totaling €1.3 billion across various countries and sectors. These loans aim to address critical social issues such as microfinance, healthcare, education, and post-disaster reconstruction. Among the … Read the full press release

E.ON to Invest €42 Billion in European Energy Transition, Surpasses 2023 Earnings Expectations

(IN BRIEF) E.ON, a major player in Europe’s energy sector, plans to increase its investments from €33 billion to €42 billion for 2024-2028, focusing on energy networks and infrastructure. The company exceeded earnings expectations in 2023, with adjusted Group EBITDA … Read the full press release

Vestas Reports Strong Performance in 2023, Eyes Robust Growth for 2024

(IN BRIEF) For the year 2023, Vestas achieved revenue of EUR 15,382m (outlook: EUR 14.5-15.5bn), with an EBIT margin before special items of 1.5 percent (outlook: 0-2 percent), and total investments1 of EUR 823m (outlook: approx. EUR 0.8bn). The value of the … Read the full press release

ABN AMRO Secures €250 Million Financing from EIB to Boost Sustainable Investments for Dutch Businesses

(IN BRIEF) ABN AMRO has successfully secured €250 million in financing from the European Investment Bank (EIB), which will be matched by the bank itself, resulting in a total of €500 million in new loans available to Dutch businesses. This … Read the full press release

Record-Breaking Year for European Offshore Wind in 2023, With Positive Outlook and Investments

(IN BRIEF) Europe experienced a remarkable year in offshore wind energy in 2023, witnessing a record 4.2 GW of new offshore wind farms coming online, marking a 40% increase from the previous year. Investments of €30 billion were confirmed for … Read the full press release

Business Leaders Optimistic for 2024 Despite Global Headwinds, Focusing on Technology and Sustainability Investments, Finds Capgemini Report

(IN BRIEF) According to the latest report by the Capgemini Research Institute, business leaders are entering 2024 with a heightened sense of optimism compared to the previous year, with 56% expressing confidence in their organization’s future growth despite ongoing global … Read the full press release

EBRD Achieves Record Investments of €13.1 Billion in 2023, Focusing on Green Economy and Crisis Response

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced a significant milestone by delivering a record €13.1 billion in investments in 2023, marking a year of achievements and challenges. The bank reported record levels of investments, green financing, … Read the full press release

EIB Global Invests $30 Million in Seedstars Africa Ventures to Boost Innovation and Job Creation in Africa

(IN BRIEF) EIB Global has announced a $30 million equity investment in the Seedstars Africa Ventures I venture capital fund to support innovative entrepreneurs in Africa. This investment aims to provide improved access to risk capital for startups and innovative … Read the full press release

Global Life Sciences M&A Surges to $191 Billion in 2023, Driven by Big Pharma’s Big Deals

(IN BRIEF) The global life sciences industry has witnessed a resurgence in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity, with investments totaling $191 billion by December 10, 2023, compared to $142 billion in 2022. Although the number of completed deals decreased, the … Read the full press release

EIB Group and Santander Collaborate on Securitisation Deal to Boost Green Mortgages and Energy Efficiency Investments in Spain

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) Group, comprising the European Investment Bank and European Investment Fund, has partnered with Santander in a synthetic securitisation transaction aimed at supporting energy efficiency investments in Spain. The initiative focuses on financing the … Read the full press release

EIB and EIF Partner with Santander to Advance Energy Efficiency Investments in Spain

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and European Investment Fund (EIF) have collaborated with Santander in a synthetic securitisation transaction aimed at supporting energy efficiency investments in Spain. The initiative focuses on financing nearly-zero-emission building construction and the renovation … Read the full press release

EIB Approves €5 Billion Initiative to Support Wind Energy Manufacturing and €20.4 Billion for Diverse Investments Across Europe

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) Board of Directors has endorsed a €5 billion initiative aimed at bolstering wind energy equipment manufacturing companies as part of the European Wind Power Package. This strategic investment supports the transition to net … Read the full press release

EBRD and EU Support Montenegro’s Green Energy Efficiency Investments

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), in partnership with the European Union (EU) and Austria, is bolstering energy efficiency investments in Montenegro by extending a €2 million loan to NLB Banka a.d. Podgorica, aimed at providing … Read the full press release

Green Finance Facility Launches in North Macedonia to Promote Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Investments

(IN BRIEF) A new Green Finance Facility (GFF), valued at €30 million, has been introduced in North Macedonia to provide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and creditworthy underserved individuals and households with loans for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. … Read the full press release

French Capital’s European Real Estate Investments Surge in H1 2023, Spain Tops Destination

(IN BRIEF) According to Savills research, French capital invested in European real estate reached nearly €3.2 billion in H1 2023, constituting 10% of all cross-border investments. This represents a significant increase from the 5% share recorded in the previous year … Read the full press release

EIB Delegation Engages in 32nd Economic Forum, Discussing Investments and Sustainability in Central and Eastern Europe

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) delegation led by Grzegorz Rabsztyn is participating in the 32nd Economic Forum in Karpacz, Poland. The forum’s theme is “New Values for the Old Continent – Europe on the Threshold of Change.” Discussions … Read the full press release

Europe’s Offshore Wind Growth Faces Hurdles: Supply Chain Gaps and Auction Design Challenges

(IN BRIEF) Europe’s offshore wind sector is making progress in terms of investments and installations, with 2.1 GW of new offshore wind capacity added in the first half of 2023, bringing the total capacity to 32 GW. However, this growth … Read the full press release

EnBW Surpasses Expectations in H1 2023 with €3.5 Billion EBITDA; Boosts Investments in Clean Energy Transition

(IN BRIEF) EnBW, a major energy company, has reported its operating results for the first half of 2023, surpassing expectations. The company expects its Group adjusted EBITDA to be €3.5 billion for the period, primarily driven by growth in thermal … Read the full press release

Wood Advances Low Carbon Pipelines Projects in North America Amid Growing Clean Energy Investments

(IN BRIEF) Wood, a leading engineering firm, is undertaking concept and front-end engineering and design (FEED) studies for nearly 2,000 miles of onshore low carbon pipelines in North America. With a proven track record in designing some of the longest … Read the full press release

Bentley’s Advancing Life Chances Strategy: Over 150 Grants Donated to UK Charities and Plans for Further Community Investments

(IN BRIEF) Bentley, as part of its new Advancing Life Chances (ALC) strategy, has launched a community investment programme to support charities and good causes across the UK. Through the Small Grants Programme, Bentley has already donated over 150 grants … Read the full press release

Siemens Partners with PRODEA Investments for Digital Transformation and Sustainability of Real Estate Portfolio

(IN BRIEF) Siemens, a global technology company, has teamed up with PRODEA Investments, a leading real estate investment company in Greece and Southeast Europe, to implement Building X, a digital building platform. The partnership aims to accelerate PRODEA Investments’ digital … Read the full press release

Gasum’s Green Finance Framework Earns Top Rating for Sustainable Investments

(IN BRIEF) Gasum, a Nordic energy company, has received the top rating of Dark Green for its Green Finance Framework from independent ratings issuer Shades of Green. The framework governs the eligibility of projects for green loans in Gasum’s biogas … Read the full press release

Leading Insurer Aviva Welcomes James Hillman as Chief Risk Officer

(IN BRIEF) James Hillman has been appointed as the Chief Risk Officer of Aviva plc, a global insurance company. Currently serving as the CFO of Scottish Widows and Finance Director of Lloyds Banking Group’s Insurance, Pensions, and Investments Division, Hillman … Read the full press release

Caravel Capital Fund Showcased At Secure Spectrum’s Hedge Fund Seminar

Caravel Capital Investments Inc. founding partner, Jeff Banfield presented “The Alchemy of Risk, Opportunity, and Experience.” (PRESS RELEASE) COPENHAGEN, 3-Jun-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Jeff Banfield, a founding partner of Caravel Capital Investments Inc., was the featured speaker at Secure Spectrum’s … Read the full press release

Samira Aissi joins SEB’s venture capital firm Greentech VC as an investment manager

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 13-May-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (STO: SEB-A) (SEB), a Swedish financial group leader on the Nordic market, has announced the appointment of Samira Aissi as an investment manager at its venture capital firm Greentech … Read the full press release

Samira Aissi tritt als Investmentmanagerin der SEB-Venture-Capital-Gesellschaft Greentech VC bei

(PRESSEMITTEILUNG) STOCKHOLM, 13-May-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (STO: SEB-A) (SEB), eine führende schwedische Finanzgruppe auf dem nordischen Markt, hat die Ernennung von Samira bekannt gegeben Aissi als Investmentmanager bei seiner Risikokapitalgesellschaft Greentech VC. Sie bringt umfangreiche Erfahrung … Read the full press release

bp to bid for two offshore wind leases in the Netherlands

bp submits bids for two individual offshore wind leases in the Netherlands – HKW sites VI and VII – with potential for combined 1.4GW generating capacity. Success in the bids will enable a series of additional integrated clean energy investments … Read the full press release

bp bietet für zwei Offshore-Windpachten in den Niederlanden an

(PRESSEMITTEILUNG) LONDON, 12-May-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — bp (LON: BP), ein britisches multinationales Öl- und Gasunternehmen, hat bekannt gegeben, dass das Unternehmen Gebote für zwei einzelne Offshore-Windpachtverträge in den Niederlanden abgegeben hat. Zusammen können die beiden Offshore-Windpachtverträge das Potenzial für eine … Read the full press release

Aytac Ilhan to lead Quantitative Investment Strategies for Barclays in London

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 11-May-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays (LON: BARC), a British multinational universal bank, has announced the appointment of Aytac Ilhan as its new Head of Quantitative Investment Strategies (QIS) based in London. “Barclays is recognised as a global … Read the full press release

Aytac Ilhan leitet quantitative Anlagestrategien für Barclays in London

(PRESSEMITTEILUNG) LONDON, 11-May-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays (LON: BARC), eine britische multinationale Universalbank, hat die Ernennung von bekannt gegeben Aytac Ilhan als neuer Head of Quantitative Investment Strategies (QIS) mit Sitz in London. „Barclays gilt als weltweit führend im Bereich … Read the full press release

Credit Suisse unveils new service in support of tax-exempt foundations domiciled in Switzerland

Charitable foundations domiciled in Switzerland to benefit from new dedicated solution for investment of foundation assets (PRESS RELEASE) ZÜRICH, 10-May-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Credit Suisse, a global wealth manager, investment bank and financial services firm, has announced the launch of … Read the full press release

Credit Suisse presenta un nuevo servicio en apoyo de fundaciones exentas de impuestos domiciliadas en Suiza

Las fundaciones benéficas domiciliadas en Suiza se beneficiarán de una nueva solución dedicada para la inversión de los activos de la fundación (COMUNICADO DE PRENSA) ZÜRICH, 10-May-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Credit Suisse, una empresa global de gestión de patrimonio, banco … Read the full press release

Robeco in 2021: surpassed EUR 200 billion in assets under management and EUR 389 billion under engagement

(PRESS RELEASE) ROTTERDAM, 28-Apr-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Robeco, an international asset management company of Dutch origin and part of Orix, has announced the release of its 2021 Sustainability Report, which details the steps the firm has taken to integrate sustainability … Read the full press release

Robeco en 2021 : a dépassé les 200 milliards d’euros d’actifs sous gestion et les 389 milliards d’euros sous engagement

(COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE) ROTTERDAM, 28-Apr-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Robeco, une société internationale de gestion d’actifs d’origine néerlandaise et faisant partie d’Orix , a annoncé la publication de son rapport de développement durable 2021, qui détaille les mesures que l’entreprise a … Read the full press release

New joint venture by CACEIS and BNP Paribas Securities Services aims at creating a leading provider of services to share issuers

(PRESS RELEASE) MONTROUGE, France, 18-Mar-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Crédit Agricole Group (EPA: ACA), a French international banking group and the world’s largest cooperative financial institution, has announced that CACEIS, the asset servicing banking group of Crédit Agricole and Santander, and … Read the full press release

Konvi raises $900K in pre-seed funding to make rare assets accessible for all retail investors

(PRESS RELEASE) BERLIN, 9-Mar-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Konvi, the first pan-European Crowd-Investment Platform for alternative asset classes, is announcing its $900,000 pre-seed round. Investors include APX and value-adding angel investors including (former) executives from tech giants like Snap Inc and … Read the full press release

EQT announces the launch of EQT Active Core Infrastructure, a EUR 5 billion longer-hold fund with a focus on core infrastructure companies that provide essential services to society

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 2-Mar-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — EQT, a purpose-driven global investment organization, has announced the launch of EQT Active Core Infrastructure, a longer-hold fund with a focus on core infrastructure companies that provide essential services to society. The launch … Read the full press release

Alex Greenbaum to lead the new EQT Active Core Infrastructure Advisory Team in North America

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 2-Mar-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — EQT, a purpose-driven global investment organization, has announced the appointment of Alex Greenbaum as a Partner in the new EQT Active Core Infrastructure Advisory Team in North America, based in New York, in … Read the full press release

Accenture to help Crelan Bank with the post-merger integration of AXA Bank Belgium

(PRESS RELEASE) BRUSSELS, 23-Feb-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN), a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security, has announced it has been selected by Crelan Bank to lead the post-merger integration of AXA Bank … Read the full press release