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Zak Bentley

Zak Bentley
Zak Bentley is a senior reporter at Infrastructure Investor based in London. Zak joined Infrastructure Investor in 2016 from Centaur where he was a reporter at their Clean Energy Pipeline title. He has a detailed knowledge and experience of the financial and regulatory aspects of the global renewable energy market, as well as the wider infrastructure market. Zak has a degree in English and History from the University of Birmingham.

Greencoat’s solar fund bags 142MW following £312m close

Greencoat Solar II is expected to reach close to £500m by the summer, following backing from a number of corporate UK pensions.

CVC enters Gas Natural with €3.8bn deal

The group’s acquisition of 20% of the Spanish utility has been made on the same terms agreed by GIP in September 2016.

IFM set for Spanish water acquisition from FCC

The prospective deal will grow the Australian fund manager’s portfolio in Spain, alongside the €2.8bn acquisition of OHL Concesiones which is expected to close soon.

Ardian plots €4bn fifth European fund – exclusive

The vehicle is set to be launched after the manager closes on its debut Americas strategy, which has so far garnered $550m – surpassing its original $500m target.

Macquarie, PSP Investments and Aberdeen to battle in Greek motorway tender

The trio is joined by other local and international investors, with nine consortia expressing an interest for Egnatia Odos.

Gresham fund in debut 30MW storage deal

The UK asset manager, which recently set up a new energy division, says it has a further storage pipeline of over 200MW. The deal was clinched from its BSIF fund, which reached a £150m first close last June, halfway to its £300m target.

Allianz plots 26.2% purchase of 1.4GW interconnector

The German group will join Meridiam as an owner of the NeuConnect project, which recently received regulatory approval.

Golding raises €950m for infra vehicles

The firm closed its main infrastructure vehicle €150m above its target and hit a first close on its co-investment programme.

OMERS ups stake in Thames Water despite nationalisation rhetoric

The increase to a 31.4% ownership is the fourth time in less than a year the Canadian pension fund has boosted its share in the company.

South African renewables fund eyes 600MW after first deployment

Evolution II’s maiden deal comes ahead of an expected $250m final close September this year.