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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.

Macquarie increases tech bet with Saudi Aramco hire

Peter Durante’s newly-created role will see MIRA ‘look beyond convention’ in applying technology to existing and future assets.

Europe ups renewables target to 32% by 2030

An overnight agreement led to an initial 27% target for 2030 being increased to 32% and recommendations for member states to ‘avoid’ retroactive changes.

MIDIS global debt fund nearly deployed after Spanish solar refi

The vehicle - which has invested in Europe, the US and Australia - has garnered over €400m to date but is still open to further fundraising.

Downing recruits ex-Lightsource fundraising head amid $2.1bn push

Shane Swords will lead efforts to source institutional capital, as the group drives forward its electric vehicle infra plans.

DIF plots further Fund III exits after €62m sale of A63 motorway

The sales process for the firm’s solar portfolio in Canada is thought to be under way.

Impax falls short of target as energy fund closes on €357m

The fund’s predecessor is now 95 percent divested, while the new fund has made investments in Germany, France and Norway.

Finnish manager launches India solar fund after GIG tie-up

The fund has been seeded with a stake in a 185MW portfolio, with future India-focused vehicle launches under consideration.

Dalmore, Fiera among quartet in $2bn UK waste deal

Swiss Life and Semperian PPP have also joined the ticket to buy Cory Riverside, planning a new solar, waste, storage and heating plant in London.

Investors net 2.5x gain with sale of maiden Meridiam fund stakes

A US-based fund of funds has picked up 25% of the €547m vehicle, which closed in 2008.

First State concludes EDIF II second series on €1.4bn

The vehicle raised more than €500m beyond the hard-cap in its latest round, with a third series in the offing.

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