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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.

SDCL raises $126m for ‘first of a kind’ energy efficiency fund

The former Green Investment Bank fund manager and underbidder has rolled over assets from the GIB’s first energy efficiency fund into a new public vehicle.

China seeks FDI for offshore wind, but is there too much water under the...

A breakdown of trust across sectors between China and the West stands in the way of the country’s ambitious offshore wind plans.

Legal & General hires HSBC director following record deal

Will Devenney’s arrival at the UK insurer comes after it agreed to back GIP’s acquisition of the Hornsea One offshore wind farm with $474m.

First State becomes first ‘major infra fund’ in Baltics with Utilitas deal

The 85% acquisition of the Estonian energy group means the majority of the €1.4bn raised by First State in June for EDIF II has now been deployed.

VIDEO: ‘UK private sector to be more involved in refinancing’

Nicky Morgan MP, chair of the Treasury Select Committee, offers thoughts on the future of private finance in the UK, Brexit and gender diversity.

Eiffel closes ‘innovative’ energy transition bridge debt fund on €350m

The vehicle was closed €150m above its original target and has invested €233m to date across Europe.

Macquarie secures €3bn for MEIF6 ahead of first close – exclusive

The vehicle launched earlier this year is expecting a first close before Christmas and is predicted to reach its €6bn hard-cap next year.

CK Infra considers listing European assets

The proposed move comes two weeks after the Hong Kong-listed group’s $9.5bn takeover offer for APA Group in Australia was blocked on ‘national interest’ grounds.

Atlantia director resigns over ‘inappropriate’ bonus pay-outs

Lynda Tyler-Cagni wanted to suspend bonuses for staff following the Morandi bridge disaster, but Atlantia said it was unable to do so, citing legal grounds.

DWS plans 2019 launch of €3bn third fund – exclusive

The group’s second fund has made six investments and is roughly 60% deployed after raising €1.8bn in July 2017.

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