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CIP targets new markets with $1bn fund

A group of Nordic investors has helped the Danish fund manager reach a $700m first close on New Markets Fund I, CIP’s first emerging markets-focused vehicle.

Asterion seals first digital infra deal

Acquisition of 11 data centres follows the Spanish firm’s recent launch of a renewables platform and marks the third investment through its debut fund.

Three new mid-market outfits to watch out for

With average fund sizes getting bigger and bigger, new GPs are – wisely – choosing to target the mid-market. We cast the spotlight on three new firms with roots in larger industry outfits.

France threatens to fall down the referendum rabbit hole

Resorting to a plebiscite to block the privatisation of airport operator ADP would not only be counterproductive, it would set a dangerous precedent whereby a minority in parliament could block legislation it didn’t like.

Survey finds investors remain bullish on infra despite ‘inability to properly assess risk’

Latest study by EDHECinfra and the GI Hub shows 80% of investors want to increase their allocation to the asset class, but are doing so ‘without a compass’.

France threatens to fall down the referendum rabbit hole

Resorting to a plebiscite to block the privatisation of airport operator ADP would not only be counterproductive, it would set a dangerous precedent whereby a minority in parliament could block legislation it didn’t like.

French government clears one hurdle to ADP privatisation

Yet other hurdles remain, including a possible referendum on the proposed sale that is pending approval by the Constitutional Council.

Norway to allow sovereign wealth fund to invest in unlisted renewables

The move comes less than a month after the government said the fund would stop investing in upstream oil and gas.

SUSI partners with Macquarie in first US energy storage deal

The Swiss firm funds transaction through €252m energy storage vehicle and says it will look for further opportunities in one of the sector’s ‘most mature’ markets.

Danish pensions told to ‘jump’, just not ‘how high’

No one disputes the regulator’s role in ensuring Denmark’s pension funds invest responsibly. But the lack of clarity over specific requirements isn’t helping anyone

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