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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.

US leads corporate green PPAs despite climate doubts

Along with the UK, the country is seen as having spearheaded a market that could soon get a boost from a handful of Asian and Latin American nations.

The fundraising cliffhanger

Our semi-annual report suggests H1’s strong fundraising volumes were underpinned by weak foundations. But don’t panic: there’s more to consider.

New Sparta Energy names initial senior trio

Formed in May, the unit helmed by William Barry aims to capture the premium generated through de-risking African renewables projects.

Brussels-listed fund buys stake in Belgium’s A11

TINC is set to acquire nearly a quarter of the highway PPP six months after raising €77m via a capital increase.

ADIA warns on rising infra prices, lower returns

The sovereign fund says heightened competition has pushed investors towards emerging markets and blurred boundaries with private equity.

KGAL hits €255m first close on fourth renewables fund

The German asset manager has enlisted support from four European institutions as it advances towards its €500m target.

Ardian snaps up 44% stake in French pipeline

The deal comes just days after the manager acquired a set of wind farms and builds on its holdings in two sizeable oil storage and pipeline assets.

Exclusive: First and final €1.2bn close for iCON fund IV

The UK-based firm garnered commitments from 47 investors, raising 50% more than for the vehicle’s predecessor in about three months.

'First-mover advantage doesn’t last very long'

Since 2012, AllianzGI has played a pioneering role in building infrastructure debt into a fully fledged asset class. Barely a year after becoming head of alternatives, Deborah Zurkow, together with colleagues Adrian Jones and Martin Ewald, reflect on how the firm seeks to maintain its lead.

Prudential Asia arm commits $500m to IFC debt platform

The move brings the World Bank affiliate’s emerging market-focused infrastructure initiative to one-fifth to its $5bn fundraising target.
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