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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.

Suffolk pension commits $46m to JPMorgan in hunt for faster drawdowns

The UK pension has been struggling with its infra allocation, investing last year in Infracapital to make up for a slower Partners Group drawdown, but finding itself in the same situation again.

Italy’s new government threatens to revoke motorway concessions after bridge collapse

The authorities are also demanding resignations and considering fines for operator Autostrade, following the incident in Genoa which killed at least 37 people.

GIG makes Asian solar and storage push with Conergy deal

Macquarie’s green infra investment arm buys the development portfolio, which contains no operational sites, in its drive to build an Asia-Pacific platform.

I Squared in four charts

As the manager gears up to raise as much as $7bn, we bring you interactive charts on its portfolio composition, team growth, performance and more (hover over to go full-screen).

Laerernes Pension drives AP Moller’s Africa fund to imminent $1bn final close

The infrastructure vehicle could exceed its original target, depending on the manager’s ongoing talks with potential investors.

I Squared in first full Fund I realisation with $580m sale

Lincoln Clean Energy is the first of the 15 portfolio companies to be fully exited by the vehicle, which is currently generating a 18.2% net IRR.

Second Tages renewables fund hits €120m first close

Tages Helios II is a successor to a €253m vehicle that closed in June 2017 and can also invest in wind assets.

German bank eyes insurers with maiden wind fund

LBBW is targeting €100m for the vehicle, the first of in a series of infrastructure-related offerings.

Dalmore, Equitix clinch $1.9bn deal to acquire JLIF

The buyers said they are they ‘are well placed to […] mitigate the effect of declining concession lengths’ for the 65-asset PPP and PFI portfolio.

Heathrow could face similar ‘regulatory pressures’ to UK water companies

The airport’s regulated rate of return may come under fire in a review, according to ratings agency S&P.

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