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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 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.

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Innovation ECM to launch European Infrastructure Debt Fund

ECM Asset Management Ltd (‘ECM’), the multi-asset class traditional and alternative credit management specialist owned by Wells Fargo Asset Management (‘Wells Fargo AM’), announces the launch of a unique infrastructure debt investment platform including pooled vehicles and (...)

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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.

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Product Infrastructure : A Growing asset class

Even if infrastructure investments shares some of the characteristics with fixed income (long term predictable yield), real estate (investing in physical assets) and private equity (leverage is used), its popularity is increasing among (...)

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Innovation Natixis Asset Management launches a new area of expertise, real asset private debt

Natixis Asset Management launches a new area of expertise, real asset private debt, in three complementary, high potential sectors: real estate, infrastructure and aircraft...

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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 IFC Launches New Platform to Mobilize $5 Billion for Infrastructure Investments in Emerging Markets

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has launched an innovative program that aims to raise $5 billion from global institutional investors to modernize infrastructure in emerging markets over the next five years, opening up a new stream of capital flows to improve power, (...)

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Note US Energy infrastructure: The MLP example

Among infrastructure assets, energy infrastructure assets such as pipelines, storage facilities or processing plants, are experiencing a rapid growth, especially in the USA. Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) have played a key role in facilitating investment in US energy (...)

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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 (...)

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

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News New financing under the Investment Plan for Europe: Ginkgo 2

Building on its first vehicle, instigated by the Edmond de Rothschild Group in 2010, Ginkgo announces the first closing and launch of its second fund, Ginkgo 2, which targets the sustainable remediation of brownfield sites in urban (...)

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News North Tarrant express now open to drivers

As a unique public-private partnership (P3), and the first Comprehensive Development Agreement project signed in the state of Texas in 2009, the NTE project serves as a financial model for other P3 projects.

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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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Strategy ACOFI Management has just launched a fund dedicated to energy infrastructures : Transition Energétique France

In terms of performance, the fund objective is to provide an IRR (internal rate of return) between 8% and 10% with a 8 years investment horizon, taking into account a recurring cash revenue given an 5% annual coupon (...)

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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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