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DIF and Macquarie Capital commit $196m to Australia’s first ‘large-scale’ EfW project

The two investors are sharing the equity on a 60-40 split for the 36MW facility south of Perth.

What do LPs think about infra-like assets? Hostplus is open to recommendations

CIO Sam Sicilia says the superannuation fund will consider non-core and infra-like assets, but only on a case-by-case basis.

AMP Capital hits $1.6bn first close on Global Infra Fund II – exclusive

The Australian manager takes a big step towards its $3bn target amid a record year for fundraising.

Partners-backed Sapphire Wind Farm secures PPA for 20% of output

Wholesale energy retailer Flow Power will purchase 50MW of Sapphire’s 270MW capacity per year on a ‘10- to 12-year’ power-purchase agreement.

Australia revives reliability component of National Energy Guarantee

The mechanism will be debated at a meeting of state energy ministers this month, but emissions-reduction component will be absent.

Australian banks participate in 10-year debt facility on Melbourne road PPP refinancing

Increased competition for the Peninsula Link deal drove the country’s four big banks to agree 10-year loans, pushing beyond their preferred five-year terms.

Asset types should be driving open-ended funds, but geography still rules

The demand for these structures has grown globally over the past 20 years. But will their popularity ever really take off outside Australia?

Westbourne: ‘We’ll always be focused on infrastructure debt’

Westbourne Capital was one of the first pure-play infrastructure-debt managers when it was founded by a trio of former Hastings executives. On its 10th anniversary, founder and managing director David Ridley talks about increasing competition, LP appetite and what the future holds.

Westbourne Capital hits $1.5bn first close on latest infra debt-raising – exclusive

The infrastructure debt manager aims to complete fundraising for its $3bn vehicle by the end of 2018 with a mixture of existing and new clients from Australia and overseas on board.

Palisade invests in ‘fastest and largest’ data link between US, Australia and NZ

The Hawaiki cable deal is the Australian firm’s first telecoms investment, which it plans to use as a launchpad for further opportunities in the sector.

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