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Matthieu Favas

Matthieu Favas is the editor of Agri Investor. He was previously the web editor of Infrastructure Investor, where he started in 2013 after a year as a reporter at Private Equity International. Prior to joining PEI he spent four years in the wine industry in London, Spain and Mongolia.

HICL ramps up syndication on large deals

The London-listed fund plans to sell down part of the UK’s HS1 rail link after completion of the £320m deal, replicating similar efforts following its investment in Affinity Water.

Tideway raises £300m from US investors

The project company for London’s £4.2bn ‘super-sewer’ will use the private placement's proceeds for 'general corporate purposes'.

Exclusive: Equitix set to close on £750m hard-cap

The milestone for Fund IV, which targets a gross IRR of 11%, comes after the manager teamed up with HICL and NPS to buy the concession for the UK’s HS1 rail link.

Starwood approaching $1.5bn hard-cap

The US firm’s latest vehicle is expected to close shortly before the possible return of ArcLight, another energy-focused firm, to the fundraising market.

UK water faces ‘lower returns and higher volatility’

Regulatory changes could hit utility companies’ cashflows and heighten downside risk, says S&P.

Are SWFs crying wolf?

Sovereign wealth funds are sounding a pessimistic note on core infra. But, while they’re advocating new strategies, they don’t seem ready to jump ship just yet.

Exclusive: Latest OFTO round attracts unusual suspects

A Danish infrastructure fund and a Saudi contractor have expressed interest in UK offshore transmission projects, which are also being eyed by institutional debt providers.

Exclusive: APG snaps up entire DIF II portfolio

The existing LP will buy the fund from the Dutch manager, helping it return a net IRR of more than 10% to investors.

Exclusive: AllianzGI backs €1.4bn Budapest Airport refi

New all-senior debt package replaces costly €300m mezzanine facility.

Abraaj-backed K-Electric to build $1bn plant in Pakistan

The emerging markets firm agreed to sell the company to a Chinese utility last October in a $1.8bn deal that has yet close.

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