Chrysalix Adds Three Strategic LPs To CELP III

Chrysalix said it signed three new strategic limited partners to its CELP III Fund. They are SABIC, Royal Dutch Shell, and a large European industrial group to be disclosed this spring. The new LPs will give CELP III additional money to strengthen the fund’s portfolio, especially important during a recessionary period, the venture firm said. […]

Barra Energia Buys Shell’s 10% in Exploration Block off Brazil Coast

Barra Energia, the Brazilian oil and gas company based in Rio de Janeiro, has closed a deal to buy the remaining 10 percent of Royal-Dutch Shell‘s stake in a deep-water subsalt exploration block off Brazil’s coast. Shell said the sale was part of a previously announced reshuffle of its asset portfolio. It plans to continue investing in Brazil and expects […]

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BP Stock is now a buy: Shares of BP, now subject to takeover and bankruptcy rumors, are up. And only a few companies, Shell, Exxon Mobil or Chevron, could take it on. So it’s a buy now.

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Shell Increases Codexis Stake

Royal Dutch Shell has increased its equity stake in Codexis Inc., a developer of industrial biocatalysts, including enzymes and microbes. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal, which was part of a larger strategic arrangement. Codexis last year canceled plans for a $100 million IPO. At the time, it had raised over $80 million from CCTV Investments, CMEA Ventures, Pequot Capital, Pfizer, Maxygen and Bio*One Capital.

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