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Heartland Capital Strategies (HCS) and Georgetown University's Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor recently laid the groundwork for a new impact investment fellowship to launch in the Summer of 2017. The main objective of the Heartland Impact Investment Summer Fellowship at Georgetown is to identify and educate a new generation of responsible investors. A select group of important investment, labor, business and academic leaders met on December 13 at Georgetown University for this extraordinary opportunity, among them Howard University Business School Dean Harvey Barron, GU Business School Associate Dean Patricia Grant and long-time pension consultant Allan Emkin of Pensio

Blue Wolf acquires EPP assets

PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC (“Blue Wolf”), the New York-based private equity firm, today announced that Blue Wolf Capital Fund III, L.P., an affiliate of Blue Wolf, has acquired the assets of Extreme Plastics Plus, Inc. (“EPP” or the “Company”), an environmental containment company that primarily serves the domestic oil and gas industry. On October 20, Blue Wolf was named the stalking horse bidder for the assets of EPP by the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware and prevailed in an auction held on November 17, 2016. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. EPP was founded in 2007, is headquartered in Fairmont, West Virginia and ha

Bentall Kennedy announces MEPT's acquisition of The Addison, a Multi-Family property located in

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bentall Kennedy (U.S.) Limited Partnership (Bentall Kennedy) announces the acquisition of The Addison, an urban high-rise multi-family property in Brooklyn, New York on behalf Multi-Employer Property Trust (MEPT) and its affiliates. The Addison, located at the convergence of the established Boerum Hill neighborhood and rapidly evolving Downtown Brooklyn, was delivered in 2011 and consists of 271 apartment units in two high-rise towers as well as 6,600 sf of ground floor retail, and a 109-space below-grade parking garage. The property has a direct entrance to the Hoyt-Schermerhorn MTA station on the ground floor, which is three subway stops from Fu

Port Authority moving toward natural gas, electric buses

In the next three years, the Port Authority expects to begin rolling out new buses powered by alternative sources such as electricity or natural gas instead of diesel. An authority committee last week recommended the agency buy 25 new articulated buses for $22.9 million from New Flyer of America Inc. in Minnesota as it continues to replace its aging fleet. The full board will vote on the purchase on Friday and buses should be delivered beginning in December 2017. But the contract also includes an option to buy an additional 75 buses powered by natural gas or a combination of fuels. Bill Miller, chief operations officer, said the agency should have facilities available to accommodate the alte

Ullico Invests in 135 MW Hydroelectric Power Portfolio

Washington, D.C. (October 7, 2016) - Ullico Inc. today announced that it has closed a $50 million financing of the Eagle Creek Renewable Energy Hydroelectric power portfolio, expanding on a prior financing Ullico completed in 2015. Eagle Creek currently owns and operates 46 hydroelectric facilities in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont. The financing was made available through the Ullico Infrastructure Fund. Eagle Creek's hydroelectric plants provide clean, renewable energy to residents and businesses in the Midwest, Northeast and New England regions. The majority of the portfolio's energy output is sold to credit-w

Program Expanding Neighborhood Investment in Rustbelt

DETROIT (AP) — A union-led effort that's helping improve homes and create jobs in Detroit is being expanded to other rustbelt cities as part of a $2.1 billion effort to help communities struggling with aging neighborhoods, disinvestment and unemployment. Most of the effort is being funded by the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust's MidWest@Work Investment Strategy. The goal is to spur economic development while building and renovating houses in eight more cities, including Minneapolis, St. Louis, Cleveland and Pittsburgh. About 90 projects are planned over the next five to seven years with no matching funds required from the cities, including about 60 multifamily housing units. The effort is a

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