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How Actis-backed BluPine Energy is sharpening focus on commercial, industrial segment
24 May

How Actis-backed BluPine Energy is sharpening focus on commercial, industrial segment

BluPine Energy, the Indian renewable energy platform of private equity firm Actis, could soon make its biggest foray yet in the commercial and industrial segment even as it considers raising its C&I target, a senior executive told VCCircle.  The company is set to ink power purchase agreements (PPAs) for up to ......

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ACME’s multi-billion-dollar plans are hitting its prospects. Can it spring a surprise?
19 July

ACME’s multi-billion-dollar plans are hitting its prospects. Can it spring a surprise?

Four years ago, solar energy producer ACME Group was facing an existential crisis of sorts. But last year, it announced three projects in a new vertical that could cost over $15 billion and could again put its financial position in jeopardy.   Consider this: In March 2022, ACME announced an equal joint venture with Norwegian renewable energy company Scatec to set up a green ......

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ACME loses JV partner for multi-billion-dollar project in Middle East
13 July

ACME loses JV partner for multi-billion-dollar project in Middle East

Indian renewable energy producer ACME Group’s plan to set up a multi-billion-dollar green ammonia project in the Middle East has run into rough weather after its joint venture partner decided to pull out, VCCircle has gathered.  ACME, led by founder and chairman Manoj K Upadhyay, had in March 2022 agreed to form ......

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Eversource to get a cheque from existing LP for smart metering platform
09 April

Eversource to get a cheque from existing LP for smart metering platform

Climate-focused alternative investment firm Eversource Capital is set to receive funding from one of its existing limited partners for its India-focused smart metering platform, as it moves forward in a sector that has also attracted Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC and US-based infrastructure private equity firm I Squared Capital.  Eversource, formed ......

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Grapevine: RIL eyes stake in Tata Play; Warburg, Bain compete for Shriram Housing
15 February

Grapevine: RIL eyes stake in Tata Play; Warburg, Bain compete for Shriram Housing

Reliance Industries (RIL) is in talks to acquire a 29.8% stake in Tata Play from the Walt Disney Company, marking what could potentially be the first-ever joint venture between two of India’s biggest business conglomerates,  a media report said. Bankers are currently assessing the value of Disney's stake in Tata Play. ......

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Rothschild appointed to raise $500 mn equity for ACME project
06 February

Rothschild appointed to raise $500 mn equity for ACME project

India’s largest pure-play solar platform, the ACME Group, has given a formal mandate to Rothschild and Co. to raise $500 million equity by selling a stake in ACME Cleantech Solutions Pvt. Ltd, said two people in the know.  The funds will be raised for the large green hydrogen and green ammonia ......

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Eversource firming up game plan for second fund; plans more buyouts, new themes
08 March

Eversource firming up game plan for second fund; plans more buyouts, new themes

Climate-focused investor Eversource Capital, a joint venture of Indian private equity firm Everstone Capital and the UK-based Lightsource BP, is considering new investment themes for its second fund and expects to stitch more buyout deals than it did from its maiden vehicle, a top executive told VCCircle.  Eversource is considering betting ......

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Rothschild’s Aalok Shah on India business, dealmaking tailwinds and more
05 January

Rothschild’s Aalok Shah on India business, dealmaking tailwinds and more

Global investment bank Rothschild & Co has been operating in India since 1999. Over the years, it has expanded its local team and now intends to ramp it up further as it expects the pace of dealmaking to pick up. In an interview with VCCircle, Rothschild & Co managing director Aalok ......

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Why Malaysia’s Petronas paid a premium to buy Acme Solar’s assets
18 September

Why Malaysia’s Petronas paid a premium to buy Acme Solar’s assets

Malaysian state-run oil giant Petronas has acquired two solar power plants from Acme Solar Holdings Ltd, paying a higher valuation for the assets than other recent deals in India as it expands its renewable energy business. Petronas, via unit Amplus Energy Solutions, bought the power plants in a deal valued at ......

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Can ACME Cleantech squeeze past policy and payment woes to avoid liquidity concerns?
03 September

Can ACME Cleantech squeeze past policy and payment woes to avoid liquidity concerns?

Solar power developer ACME group is battling policy flip-flops, low tariffs and a payments backlog that have strained cash flow and heightened concerns about its financial position. In the latest sign of woes for Gurugram-based ACME Cleantech Solutions Pvt. Ltd, CARE Ratings Ltd changed its outlook for two of its projects ......