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In the last part of our cover story, we look at the challenges and opportunities of integrating electric vehicles into the grid.
The French manager has already deployed circa €1bn from its latest core fund across transportation, digital and social infra in France, Spain and Portugal.
Container freight train
The Vauban-led consortium, which also includes Swiss Life, is understood to be one of four bidders for Ermewa Group, the second-largest industrial railcar lessor in Europe.
Executive pay, like fundraising, proved resilient in 2020 and the trends that are fuelling infra’s growth are likely to drive wage increases.
While the pandemic is an obvious and direct link to toll roads’ return to growth, less obvious, yet noteworthy, is the role that type of traffic and types of commuters play in the sector’s recovery,
The Paris-based fund manager expects to reach final close on $1.5bn before summer, a target which, if met, will make AAIF V nearly double the size of its predecessor.
GPs are venturing into new sub-sectors as they diversify and chase higher returns. But do they have the skillsets to do so successfully?
solar power
The new company that currently has a pipeline exceeding 4GW of solar projects in Europe, brings together a commodities and energy trading house, an asset manager and a solar developer.
Ian Berry will be joined by former colleagues ‘in the near future’ to establish the business and develop a pipeline of investment opportunities.
Solar thermal power station, Nevada, USA
The US may be lagging Europe in terms of renewables penetration, but with greater exposure to and more experience in managing merchant risk, it can provide higher returns, attracting European investors as a result.

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