Private equity

Cleantech IPOs sweat but private equity could come up trumps

Cleantech IPOs sweat but private equity could come up trumps

Follow the Money December 13th, 2011 Gerry O’Kane The cleantech business must be worrying what the news of Haitong Securities pulling its USD1.7 billion Hong Kong initial public offering (IPO) on the grounds of poor market conditions, will do to their prospects.Guodian Technology and Environment Group, a maker of wind equipment, will price its...

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Global players circling private equity firms

FT Mandate, March 2009 There are huge opportunities in private equity, but can boutique houses offer the services and security that are in demand? By Gerry O’Kane. You can almost hear the increasing pitter-patter of the administrators’ heartbeat when they speak about private equity prospects in 2009. While much is made of a grinding...

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Cash scarcity for UK business while global private equity activity slows

Finance Week, 21/10/2008 New figures show that British businesses are suffering from a scarcity of cash while another survey shows that private equity activity is also reducing. Investment priorities remain with technology and training, writes Gerry O’Kane. New research shows that global private equity activity is continuing but is suffering from the weakest project...

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UK PENSIONS SPURN HEDGE FUNDS FOR PRIVATE EQUITY

Only 8 per cent of UK pension schemes invest in hedge funds and none of the top 10 schemes (with assets in excess of £10bn) have any hedge fund investments. This compares with 44 per cent of pension schemes currently investing in private equity, according to JP Morgan Fleming’s 2002 Alternative Investment Strategies survey....

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China’s battle with water pollution is up-hill all the way

As the debate over revisions to China’s Environmental Law rumbles on, new incidents of groundwater and river pollution pour out of the Chinese media...

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China’s energy strategy will make waves for years to come

Follow the money, CleanBiz.Asia The economic turmoil of the financial crash saw China being feted as a white knight with drawbridges being lowered to...

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Currency Management: Minding the pennies and cents

Investment and Pensions Europe (IPE): 1 Nov 2012 01 Nov 2012 Pension funds are learning that currency costs need to be managed, writes Gerry...

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Forget the world as we knew it

Follow the Money, CleanBiz.Asia It was like an elephant in the corner of the room. Hurricane Sandy came roaring through the Northeast United States,...

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Hong Kong-listed logging company continues global rape

CleanBiz.Asia Malaysian logging group Samling, has been accused of using illegal logging permits to give it access to pristine forests in Liberia. The case...

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