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Mizuho to launch new infra debt fund this month

The vehicle will be targeting senior debt for greenfield and brownfield projects in investment-grade countries, as well as developing markets through credit enhancement.

What do LPs think about infra-like assets? POBA cites lack of track record as...

CIO Jang Dong-hun is concerned these investments might prove harder to exit, expresses a preference for publicly regulated assets and recalls a bad experience with crematoriums in Korea.

Equis snaps up MIRA exec amid plans for 2019 fund launch

Damian Sence, a former managing director of MIRA, will be focusing on origination and investment and asset management in the firm

Korea’s POBA seeks infra partnership with global pension funds

CIO tells Infrastructure Investor it wants to grow its exposure to the asset class from 5% to 10% of its AUM within five years.

UK’s Octopus and Korea’s KIS launch $140m renewables JV

The UK asset manager plans more “bespoke renewables portfolios” in partnership with institutional investors across the globe.

Orix, DBJ and Groupe ADP in the running for Hokkaido airports concession

The three have been shortlisted as the Japanese government seeks to privatise the seven airports by 2020 and boost tourism on the country’s northern-most island in the process.

Toyota commits $89m to new Sparx renewables fund

The Japanese asset management firm is initially investing $890,000 in the greenfield Mirai Renewable Energy Fund, targeting a final close by March 2019 on $267m.

Extreme weather ‘will not scare off infra investors in Japan’

But they will be watching whether the government delivers on its promise of support to Kansai International Airport’s concessionaire following the damage super-typhoon Jebi caused earlier this month.

Temasek commits up to $400m to India’s NIIF

The Singaporean state investment company will invest in the state-backed vehicle’s Master Fund and become a shareholder in its investment management company.

Equis Group expands infra team with University of Texas exec

Mark Warner will take ‘an active role in fundraising’ as the Singapore-based firm seeks to take advantage of new investment and growth opportunities.
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