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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 Shard London

Infracapital bolsters asset management division with new MD hire

The M&G unit has also added a trio of staff to its greenfield investing arm, with a new fund thought to be launching soon.
Wind farm Western Australia

German government presents plan to halt ‘ongoing crisis’ for onshore wind

The German government this week presented an 18-point plan to revive its onshore wind industry, which trade body BWE says has been suffering from an ‘ongoing crisis’.
Infrastructure Investor: The Decade

Stories of the Decade 2015: Strength in numbers? 

Having ‘emerged’ in 2015, infrastructure’s mid-market is now thriving. But this brings its own challenges. 
Infrastructure Investor: The Decade

Stories of the Decade 2014: An open-and-shut case 

Mexico’s 2014 energy reforms were historic, but the aftermath demonstrated the hand of politics in infrastructure. 

Ofgem admits price control errors leading to double-digit returns

The regulator also said underspending was a factor in the high performance of electricity transmission and gas distribution companies.

Allianz ups target after €600m first close for infra equity fund

The firm’s European infra fund is its first attempt at raising third-party institutional capital for an infrastructure equity strategy.
Hourglass

DEEP DIVE: Breathing new life into short-term funds

Fund continuations are here to stay. But how do these trilateral deals work and are they really a ‘win-win-win’ for all involved?
Offshore wind

Britain’s offshore wind success: The new energy reality

Britain's offshore wind industry has come of age at a startling rate and presents new market dynamics for the sector.
High voltage electricity pole

First State eyes €3.5bn with launch of third European fund

The launch of EDIF III comes two months after First State wrapped up a €2.6bn fundraising for its second fund.
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InfraVia realises debut fund with PFI exit

The sale of Tramlink in the UK to Aberdeen Standard represents the final sale of the €170m 2008-vintage fund, which secured a 15% gross return.
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