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PPAs are exploding. But are they safe?

In 2018, the volume of corporate PPAs more than doubled compared with 2017. With strong demand and many investors chasing the same buyers, what at the risks involved for all parties?

QIC-APG consortium acquires 36% stake in Brussels Airport

The consortium, which also includes Swiss Life, purchased the stake from Macquarie for an undisclosed sum. QIC will hold part of its stake in its global infrastructure fund.

IFM restructures Australian infra investment team – exclusive

Directors Michael Thompson, Quentin Law and David Stegehuis have all left after the fund manager took a dim view on future dealflow in the Australian infrastructure market, particularly in energy generation.

AMP Capital’s Community Infrastructure Fund acquires 50% stake in Perth stadium

The Sydney-based fund manager said the venue in Western Australia has the characteristics of an infrastructure asset, with ‘secure and predictable’ revenues.

PPAs are exploding. But are they safe?

In 2018, the volume of corporate PPAs more than doubled compared with 2017. With strong demand and many investors chasing the same buyers, we look at the risks involved for all parties.

Quinbrook reaches $1.6bn final close on inaugural fund

The London-based firm said it has secured commitments from institutions in the UK, US and Australia and has made seven fund investments to date.

Future Fund chair warns of risks to SWFs from rising populism

Peter Costello said partnerships with local investors, but also greater transparency on the part of sovereign funds is the way forward.

IFM tracks infrastructure carbon footprint as investors ‘demand’ action

The Melbourne-based fund manager claims to be ‘one of the first’ unlisted asset managers to publish emissions data for its assets and will set targets across its portfolio this year.

GrainCorp sells Australian bulk liquid terminals for A$350m

Long-Term Asset Partner’s mysterious bid for 100% of GrainCorp faces a May 10 deadline after sale of liquid terminals to ANZ Terminals, owned by several infra fund managers.

Healthcare investing is ‘not for the faint-hearted’

An ageing population coupled with government budgetary constraints provide strong fundamentals. But while infra investors might be better custodians than PE, we find they should do a thorough check-up before diving in.

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