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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.

UK pension seeks fee discounts before committing to new UBS fund

The Swiss manager is seeking up to $1.5bn for its first infrastructure equity vehicle since 2015.

What’s keeping interest in airports sky high?

Airports remain prized assets despite soaring values. We examine why that’s unlikely to change

Capital Dynamics targets £400m for UK-focused renewables fund

The new fund, the eighth in the Clean Energy Infrastructure series, marks a slight shift in strategy towards targeting electric-vehicle infrastructure and grid support.

‘There’s been a refocus on governance in ESG’, says S&P

The ratings agency has noticed the ‘growing trend’ of ESG-linked debt instruments as an additional variable for investors.

Edmond de Rothschild-backed energy transition fund hits €162m first close

Investors in the vehicle, which is targeting a €250m close by the year end, include French pension funds and the European Investment Bank.

Glennmont exceeds target by €250m for Europe’s largest renewables fund

Group’s third fund has reached €850m following its launch in 2017 and will for the first time target offshore wind assets.

Foresight to take over John Laing’s renewables fund

The portfolio, which comprises 28 largely UK-based assets, has a gross asset value of £764.4m.

Natixis to separate Mirova’s core infra team into new manager

The team, which plans to launch a new fund before the end of the year, will be spun off from the renewables unit, which will remain with Mirova.

Circuitus reaches €450m first close

Group’s debut fund is targeting €2bn and gross returns of at least 15%.

USS sidelined as Macquarie’s £563m offer for KCOM is accepted

The British pension fund in April agreed a £504m offer for the UK-based communications group, but Macquarie’s bid was deemed a ‘superior proposal’.
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