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Year in Review: Digital goes mainstream

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

Private markets lift OMERS after tough year in equities

Private market returns including infrastructure dipped slightly for the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System but offset steeper losses suffered in a volatile year of public trading, the Canadian pension said in annual results published this week. Investments in private equity, real estate and infrastructure generated a combined 10.7 percent in 2018, down by nearly a […]

New England company courts early investors in US passenger rail

A private passenger rail operator is seeking $5 million from investors through an ongoing Series A fundraising round to help launch services in a busy New England commuter corridor next year. Boston Surface Railroad Company is on pace to open the first leg of a passenger rail line that will connect Worcester, Massachusetts and Providence, […]

EQT makes US midstream its last investment from Fund III

EQT made the last investment from its €4 billion third infrastructure fund in a US midstream business. The news comes as its fourth fundraise, targeting as much as €9 billion, looks to wrap up in the next couple of months, a source familiar with the matter said. Kodiak Gas Services, a Houston-based midstream company, is […]

Brookfield adds renewables sleeve to BIF IV

Brookfield Asset Management is offering investors additional exposure to renewable energy assets through a “sleeve” it has included in its fourth flagship infrastructure fund that will be dedicated to the sector, the firm said during an earnings call. Bruce Flatt, chief executive of the $350 billion asset manager, said the new product offering, which coincides […]

American Triple I to target infrastructure in smaller US markets

A new firm run by veteran investors and former public servants launched last week under the name American Triple I Partners with the goal to provide financing for US infrastructure projects that many may overlook. American Triple I, based in New York, is a new venture created by principals at Wall Street investment bank Siebert […]

Ardian’s Skyline Renewables adds US wind portfolio

An Ardian-backed US renewables venture has made its fourth acquisition in the wind sector since its launch last year as it moves to meet a 3GW goal. Skyline Renewables, a partnership between French fund manager Ardian and Transatlantic Power Holdings, announced the purchase of four wind farms with a combined 117MW capacity. The deal puts […]
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Macquarie settlement shows cost of getting traffic forecasts wrong

Macquarie Capital has settled a lawsuit with Syncora Guarantee for $38m, following accusations of using inflated projections to secure a toll road acquisition. We find the pre-crisis deal offers some valuable lessons for the transportation industry.

New Energy Capital closes second debt fund on $500m

New Energy Capital Partners has closed its second clean energy credit fund on its recently announced hard-cap of $500 million. The fund manager, based in Hanover, New Hampshire, said every investor that committed to its first credit vehicle – which closed on $325 million in 2017 – participated in this fundraising, leading New Energy Capital […]

Blackstone’s infrastructure fund seals first two deals

A $3.3 billion midstream investment and an undisclosed transportation deal are the first steps toward building what Blackstone hopes will become one of the largest infrastructure businesses in the world, the firm’s executives said. The New York-based firm announced in a statement it had purchased a 44 percent stake in Tallgrass Energy, a midstream company […]

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