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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.
The fund is more than two-thirds to its €700m target and has already agreed or committed to investments in three European funds.
Infrastructure investing
Founder Rick Shrotri says the US-based group is looking at investments beyond providing traditional equity after the $1bn close of its second fund.
The electrification of transport is key to containing global warming. In our two-part story, we investigate the solutions for decarbonisation.
In trying to deliver investor certainty and climate relief with its Sustainable Finance Taxonomy, the EU has come up with a solution which may well do the opposite.
The Spanish manager, which was originally targeting €350m, raised the majority of Fund II from institutional investors, in contrast to the predecessor vehicle.
The UK-based pension, which made its first infra equity commitment last month, is specifically looking to invest in open-ended funds.
Jim Barry, who previously helmed the unit in addition to being global CIO at BlackRock Alternative Investors, will now focus on the latter role.
The world's largest infrastructure manager has hired two executives for the New York-based team and intends eventually to raise third-party capital.
Philippe Busslinger, the Canadian pension’s head of infrastructure in Europe, explains what was behind its 8.6% return last year and how it plans to battle increased competition.
Meridiam has raised €8bn for a single asset fund to finance its share of the deal, which will see it take about 40% of the business.

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