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Andy Thomson is a Senior Editor at PEI with responsibility for Private Debt Investor, the leading title focused on the world's private debt markets. Andy works closely with team members in London, New York and Hong Kong. He has been with PEI for many years, having worked previously on Private Equity International and Infrastructure Investor.

AllianzGI goes shorter with new infra debt strategy

The investment manager has launched a shorter-term ‘Resilient Credit’ strategy as a complement to its existing core infrastructure debt business.

Brenke joins Berment as Ardian co-head

Mark Brenke, who set up ICG’s European direct lending business, will work alongside Ardian veteran Olivier Berment (pictured) at the head of the firm.

Exclusive: GIP III to set new record with $12bn target

Global Infrastructure Partners’ third fund is aiming to go from a first close by the end of this year straight to a possible $15bn final close within months.

TINC in third Belgian wind deal

The Euronext Brussels-listed firm has also handed more capital to a solar-focused portfolio company and has now spent two-thirds of its IPO proceeds.

SWEN crushes target for new fund of funds

The Paris-based manager has closed its second infrastructure fund on €307.5m, easily surpassing its €200m target.

€500m of finance for Amsterdam sea lock PPP

The European Investment Bank has committed €165m to the project, accounting for around a third of the total debt financing.

NN Investment Partners boosts team

The Dutch debt provider, formerly known as ING Investment Management, has hired Kees-Jan van de Kamp to its infrastructure & project finance unit.

UK pension tie-up announces new chairman

The £10bn London and Lancashire Pensions Partnership has hired former regulator Michael O’Higgins.

European traffic revs up

Moody’s is predicting traffic growth in sectors including toll roads, although low inflation will keep a lid on charges.

Triple hire for BBIP in US and UK

The fund manager has added two new team members to its ranks in New York and one in London as it invests its debut fund.

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