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June 2020

Note Infrastructure investment to be a key driver of growth in emerging markets post COVID-19 crisis, sigma says

Emerging markets will invest an estimated 3.9% of GDP (USD 2.2 trillion annually) in infrastructure over next 20 years. There will be strong growth in investment in renewable energy, smart and resilient infrastructure. Emerging Asia will invest an estimated USD 1.7 trillion (...)

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DWS Supports Drive Towards Climate Resilient Infrastructure Investments

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First State Investments’ launches third European Diversified Infrastructure Fund (EDIF III)

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June 2019

News Meridiam acquires a 85% stake in two motorway concessions in Spain and strengthens its partnership with Cintra

Meridiam signed an agreement to acquire an 85% stake from Cintra subsidiary of Grupo Ferrovial, and Unicaja Banco in Autopista del Sol, two independent motorway concessions Ausol I and Ausol II.

May 2019

News ThomasLloyd launches first open-ended public infrastructure fund and signs global fund distribution agreement with Allfunds

March 2019

News Meridiam announces the closing of the reopening of its Africa fund at €546 million, 2.5 times its initial size

Launched in 2015, for an initial amount of €207 million, the initial commitment has already been fully invested two years before the end of the investment period. At the end of this closing, it is now 2.5 times bigger than at the (...)

January 2019

News Luxcara has acquired the solar project Guillena-Salteras located in southern Spain.

The plant will have a projected capacity of approximately 121 MWp. Construction works will begin shortly. The facility is expected to be connected to the grid in Q2/2020. Like project El Salobral, which Luxcara acquired in December 2017, Guillena-Salteras will sell the (...)

December 2018

News ISEAL’s First Infrastructure Standard: SuRe® – The Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

Infrastructure development in cities is key to fighting climate change and fostering sustainable development. Cities need to become more inclusive, resilient and sustainable as stated by Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Number (...)

November 2018

News Mirova Eurofideme 4 hits first close at 250M€ to support the energy transition in Europe

Mirova, the leading asset manager dedicated to sustainability investing and affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, held 250M€ first close for Mirova Eurofideme 3 in late October.

October 2018

News Infravia IV hits its hard cap in closing at Eur 2bn

InfraVia announces the completion of the acquisition of Mater Private hospital group on 31st July 2018 following receipt of the necessary regulatory approvals. Mater Private is the first investment of InfraVia’s fourth infrastructure (...)

September 2018

News InfraVia has closed the fundraising of InfraVia Fund IV at is EUR 2 billion hard cap

InfraVia Capital Partners today announces that it has closed the fundraising of InfraVia European Fund IV at its EUR 2 billion hard cap.

July 2018

News BlackRock Real Assets completes first close of Global Energy & Power Infrastructure Fund III

BlackRock Real Assets has completed the first close of its latest energy and power infrastructure fund, Global Energy & Power Infrastructure Fund III (“GEPIF III”). GEPIF III focuses on equity investments in the mid-market energy and power infrastructure value chain (...)

May 2018

News Ostrum Asset Management and Natixis’ Corporate & Investment Banking arm join forces to set up co-investment offering on real asset private debt

Ostrum Asset Management and Natixis’ Corporate & Investment Banking arm are joining forces to address their clients’ interest in alternative investment solutions by setting up a co-investment offering on real asset private debt in three strategic sectors for the group – (...)

May 2018

News Aberdeen Standard Investments acquires Infravia Capital Partners’ stake in dutch gas pipeline

The Aberdeen Standard Investments infrastructure team has made a second investment in a gas pipeline and processing system. The team has acquired the InfraVia Capital Partners Managed Fund’s 20% interest in Noordgastransport (NGT) (...)

April 2018

News Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and African Development Bank sign MoU to promote cooperation

A Memorandum of Understanding to enhance collaboration on sustainable economic development was signed on April 18 by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the African Development Bank and formalized during the World Bank-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings in (...)

July 2017

Interview RARE Infrastructure’s View on Trump’s infrastructure plan

According to Richard Elmslie, Co-Chief?Executive?Officer, Co-Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager, Trump’s administration needs to establish a framework that needs to be robust enough to provide the private equity and debt sufficient comfort that, over the life of (...)

July 2017

Note Listed infrastructure is #fake_infra

EDHEC Infrastructure Institute-Singapore (EDHECinfra) shows that the booming listed infrastructure sector is based on a “fallacy of composition.” Listed infrastructure equity offers zero diversification benefits and is not an asset (...)

April 2017

News Multilateral banks to deepen collaboration with private sector to boost inclusive, sustainable infrastructure

Leaders of the top multilateral development banks (MDBs) have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the (...)

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News InfraVia has closed the fundraising of InfraVia Fund IV at is EUR 2 billion hard cap

InfraVia Capital Partners today announces that it has closed the fundraising of InfraVia European Fund IV at its EUR 2 billion hard cap.

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News First State Investments acquires Coriance from KKR

First State Investments and KKR have entered into an agreement by which Coriance, a French district heating company which is currently owned by KKR’s infrastructure funds and a co-investor, will be acquired by First State Investments managed infrastructure (...)

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News Multilateral banks to deepen collaboration with private sector to boost inclusive, sustainable infrastructure

Leaders of the top multilateral development banks (MDBs) have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the (...)

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News Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Hermes Infrastructure intend to own 30% and 10% of Eurostar respectively

Patina Rail LLP, a consortium comprising Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (“CDPQ”) and Hermes Infrastructure, part of Hermes Investment Management, has announced that they have agreed to acquire a 40% shareholding in Eurostar International Limited (“Eurostar”) from the UK (...)

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News CalPERS Announces $500 Million Infrastructure Partnership with UBS

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) today announced a new $500 million global infrastructure partnership with UBS Global Asset Management (UBS). CalPERS will contribute $485 million to the newly formed company, while UBS will contribute $15 million (...)

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News Luxcara has acquired the solar project Guillena-Salteras located in southern Spain.

The plant will have a projected capacity of approximately 121 MWp. Construction works will begin shortly. The facility is expected to be connected to the grid in Q2/2020. Like project El Salobral, which Luxcara acquired in December 2017, Guillena-Salteras will sell the (...)

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Innovation Global X Funds Announces Launch of U.S. Infrastructure Development ETF (PAVE)

Designed to track the Indxx U.S. Infrastructure Development Index, the fund holds a basket of companies involved in the maintenance and development of infrastructure projects, including those involved in construction & engineering; the production of materials and (...)

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News Greater Manchester Pension Fund and LPFA agree £500m infrastructure programme

The Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) and the London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) today announced the joint allocation of up to £500m to invest in infrastructure opportunities.

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Note New study by EDHEC Infrastructure Institute-Singapore shows infrastructure firms have a unique, low volatility, high dividend payout profile

EDHEC Infrastructure Institute-Singapore (EDHECinfra), in partnership with the Long-Term Infrastructure Investors Association (LTIIA) has released a new paper entitled “Revenue and Dividend Payouts in Privately-Held Infrastructure (...)

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News Infravia IV hits its hard cap in closing at Eur 2bn

InfraVia announces the completion of the acquisition of Mater Private hospital group on 31st July 2018 following receipt of the necessary regulatory approvals. Mater Private is the first investment of InfraVia’s fourth infrastructure (...)

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News Fiera Infrastructure Increases Equity Interest in Thames Water

Fiera Infrastructure Inc. ("Fiera Infrastructure"), through its wholly owned subsidiary, Aquila GP Inc., a leading infrastructure management firm and an affiliate of Fiera Capital Corporation ("Fiera Capital" or the "Firm") (TSX: FSZ), announced today the acquisition of an (...)

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Note Average Infrastructure Fund Size Tops $1bn, Highest Since 2007

Preqin’s latest research shows that infrastructure funds that have reached a final close so far this year have raised $1bn in capital on average, representing the highest average fund size seen since 2007, when funds raised an average of (...)

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News IFC Issues First Masala Bonds in London, Attracting International Investment for Infrastructure in India

IFC, a member of the World Bank, issued a 10-year, 10 billion Indian rupee bond (equivalent to $163 million) to increase foreign investment in India, mobilizing international capital markets to support infrastructure development in the (...)

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News The Mirova Core Infrastructure Fund (“MCIF”) takes 85% stake in parking concessions which own nearly 4478 off-street and 2030 on-street parking spaces in France

Mirova, a wholly owned subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management dedicated to responsible investment, is pleased to announce that its EUR 700M fund dedicated to brownfield regulated infrastructures in Continental Europe, MCIF, has completed the purchase of a majority stake in (...)

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News Meridiam reaches financial close in Turkey for Elazig integrated health campus PPP project with the first investment grade and social project bond enhanced by EBRD and MIGA

Meridiam, a leading global investor and asset manager specializing in public and community infrastructure, announced today that it has reached financial close for the Elazig Integrated Health Campus PPP Project.

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Innovation Accessing the US Energy Infrastructure with MLP ETFs

ETF Securities, one of the world’s leading, independent providers of exchange traded products (ETPs) has recently launched ETFS US Energy Infrastructure MLP GO UCITS ETF on the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse (...)

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