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5 alternative investments that can diversify your portfolio beyond stocks, bonds, and cash

5 alternative investments that can diversify your portfolio beyond stocks, bonds, and cash

Alternative investments are financial assets other than the traditional, publicly traded ones (stocks, bonds, and cash). The most common types of alternative investments include real estate, collectibles, commodities, private equity, and derivatives. Alternative investments offer portfolio diversification and a counterbalance to stocks, but they often are illiquid, unregulated, and not clearly priced.

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Electric Motor Provider Infinitum Raises $35 Million to Drive Industrial Decarbonization

Electric Motor Provider Infinitum Raises $35 Million to Drive Industrial Decarbonization

Electric motor company Infinitum announced it raised a further $35 million in its Series E funding, bringing the funding round’s total to $220 million, with proceeds aimed at accelerating the company’s growth and driving decarbonization with sustainable, high-efficiency motor systems. Motors are the largest single end-user of energy, according to the IEA, consuming 53% of […]

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Cleantech Startup Again Raises $43 Million to Turn Industrial CO2 Emissions Into Household Products

Cleantech Startup Again Raises $43 Million to Turn Industrial CO2 Emissions Into Household Products

Cleantech startup Again has raised $43 million in series A funding round, with proceeds aimed at supporting its growth and build full scale decarbonization plants. Founded in 2021, and spun out of the Danish Technical University, Copenhagen-based Again provides solutions to decarbonize heavy industry by using fermentation to turn CO2 into valuable products. The company’s […]

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Cloverleaf Infrastructure Raises $300 Million to Develop Low Carbon Data Center Sites

Cloverleaf Infrastructure Raises $300 Million to Develop Low Carbon Data Center Sites

Power infrastructure company Cloverleaf Infrastructure announced today that it has raised over $300 million, with proceeds to be used to develop data center sites that run on low-carbon electricity across the U.S. Data centers globally are responsible for a growing share of climate impact, already reaching up to 2% of the world’s carbon emissions, nearly […]

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Blackstone Invests $200 Million in Australian Energy Transition Platform Symphony Infrastructure Partners

Blackstone Invests $200 Million in Australian Energy Transition Platform Symphony Infrastructure Partners

Australian energy transition platform Symphony Infrastructure Partners announced today that it has raised A$488 million (USD$329 million) in a Series A financing round including A$300 million (USD$202 million) from lead investor Blackstone, with proceeds aimed at accelerating the company’s growth and completing a series of five pending acquisitions. Founded in 2022, Symphony develops, owns, and […]

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Earthshot Labs Raises $5.5 Million for Nature-Based Carbon Project Financing Platform

Earthshot Labs Raises $5.5 Million for Nature-Based Carbon Project Financing Platform

Nature-based carbon project development and financing startup Earthshot Labs announced today that it has raised $5.5 million in a Series A funding round, aimed at supporting the expansion of its platform. Launched in 2020, Earthshot Labs provides a platform for developing and financing nature restoration and conservation projects using carbon as the primary financing mechanism, […]

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Blackstone Energy Transition Partners Acquires Power Solutions Provider Trystar

Blackstone Energy Transition Partners Acquires Power Solutions Provider Trystar

Alternative investment manager Blackstone’s energy-focused private equity business, Blackstone Energy Transition Partners, announced the acquisition of power solutions provider Trystar, with the firm citing opportunities to support the company’s growth as it pursues opportunities from factors including the energy transition and AI-driven growth in data centers. Founded in 1991, Minnesota-based Trystar provides electrical power solutions […]

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