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Exclusive: Actis lowers infra fund target to $1.5bn

Emerging markets specialist Actis has delayed the first close of its inaugural infrastructure fund and lowered the target for the vehicle to $1.5 billion, a source familiar with the matter told Infrastructure Investor. The source said decreasing the fundraising target from $2 billion was done, in part, to allow for more co-investment opportunities, in which […]

KKR targets Canadian energy with new JV

New York-based KKR and SemGroup, headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, announced a partnership to build out oil and gas transportation services in Western Canada’s Montney Basin and will acquire Meritage Midstream for $449 million to seed the new venture. KKR committed $385 million to take a 49 percent stake in SemCAMS Midstream ULC, which will be […]

Actis promotes Barry Lynch to partner

Actis has made Barry Lynch a partner at its London headquarters as the emerging market specialist investor continues to raise its inaugural infrastructure fund. Lynch will continue to help Actis provide operational improvements to the firm’s portfolio of clean energy and power projects spread throughout Latin America, Africa and Southeast Asia, according to a source […]

Brenden Woods to rejoin MIRA after helping to raise Stonepeak III

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets has lured Brenden Woods away from his investor relations role at Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners to fill a similar position for the Australian fund manager, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Woods left his job in December as head of investor relations at Stonepeak, a New York-based firm focusing […]

GIP hires Jim Yong Kim after surprise World Bank resignation

His new role will allow him to focus on issues such as climate change and developing infrastructure in emerging markets, Kim told colleagues in an email.

Year in Review: Digital goes mainstream

The sector is growing rapidly and there are pools of capital - some dedicated - ready to invest.

The capital-protection brigade

After closing the year’s largest fund on $7.4bn, KKR’s infrastructure team gathered in Miami to discuss its future strategy. We catch up with head of infrastructure Raj Agrawal and key team members to find out what’s changing.

Sense of déjà vu as US infra hits the headlines again

Just like the last two years, there’s talk around US politicians being poised to enact large-scale reform. But investor expectations are probably at their lowest.

CalPERS positions infra portfolio for growth outside the US

The California Public Employees Retirement System is considering revising a policy for its real assets programme that will enable the pension fund to allocate more capital to infrastructure investments outside the US, according to meeting materials. The $360.1 billion pension, the largest public pension fund in the country, is “expecting future investment opportunities” in the […]

Starwood recruits ex-Deutsche Bank exec to head new infra lending business

Starwood Capital Group has appointed Armin Rothauser, a former managing director and co-head of structured credit at Deutsche Bank, to lead the Miami-based firm’s “latest endeavour” – an infrastructure-focused lending business. Rothauser, who is joining Starwood in January, will serve on the investment committee of both Starwood Property Trust and its recently acquired GE Capital […]

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