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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.
London at strom

A sovereign lacking power

The UK’s recent power cut should not be viewed as a rare incident, but as a wake-up call to address weak points in its energy system.
CIP Robert Helms

CIP brings in Orsted asset management chief for new MD role

Robert Helms will be responsible for the Danish firm’s New Markets fund, which reached a $700m first close earlier this year.
The Shard London

Arjun hires Campbell Lutyens principal to lead UK fundraising – exclusive

Nick Spencer joins the London-based infrastructure fund manager following nine years at the placement agent, as Arjun makes several new additions to its team.
Macquarie offshore wind

Macquarie units agree to deals worth over €6bn in Germany and UK

The firm’s newest European fund has bought a chemical parks supplier, while the group has also acquired two offshore wind farms.
HICL Affinity Water

‘Negative political environment’ could wipe out £40m in HICL’s Affinity Water

The valuation in the UK water asset has also been affected by the upcoming regulatory review, which HICL says ‘represents significant challenges’.
Zurich

Partners Group to target up to €5bn for new direct fund – exclusive

The strategy, which typically targets returns of 8-12%, will follow the Swiss firm’s 2016 vintage which raised €2.2bn.

India’s NIIF puts the ‘public’ back in PPP

The arrival of OTPP and AusSuper to the government-backed fund is another milestone in India’s evolution into an institutional-friendly infrastructure market.

Macquarie Capital makes first UK digital investment

The deal is the first by Macquarie Capital since Oliver Bradley returned to the group as managing director for digital investments.

Spanish gas groups face up to 22% cut in regulatory review

The proposed cuts, to be imposed from 2021, are 'harsher than what we were expecting', according to ratings agency S&P.

GIC pays $600m to join KKR and BlackRock in Abu Dhabi pipelines

The investment by the Singaporean SWF brings the total invested in the pipelines by the trio and an Abu Dhabi pension to $4.9bn.
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