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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.

Amber’s UK fibre fund in maiden deal with Railpen

The pair have committed a total of €28.5m to Community Fibre, which received initial backing from Railpen a year ago.

Europe’s once-in-a-generation fibre opportunity

As major European markets struggle to meet full-fibre expectations, we find out what infrastructure investors are doing to help bridge the gap.

Foresight returns to the UK with £36.6m solar deal

The fund has bought a 53.3MW portfolio in its first transaction for assets based in the country for 14 months.

ICG taps EDF Invest trio to launch new infra business

The asset manager plans to quickly expand the infrastructure team, which will be based in France.

Ardian eyes sale of Encevo

First-round bids for the Luxembourg-based utility are expected towards the end of next month.

Gravis cancels £200m global fund IPO as UK uncertainty bites

The fund is the latest London-listed infrastructure offering to stall as the sector suffers from perceptions around the Labour party’s policies.

CBA settles on IPO for First State

An IPO on the Australian Securities Exchange is expected by the end of the year for First State, which is still fundraising for its second European infrastructure fund.

KKR offloads remainder of UK water group to Arjun

The sale of South Staffordshire comes five years after its initial £563m investment and two years after it sold 25% of the company.

Is the UK rolling stock market rolling too fast?

Rolling stock lessors in the UK have enjoyed a decade of strong and stable business. Yet this market is being disrupted in a way that presents significant challenges for the incumbents.

Federated swoops in for £246m Hermes stake

The deal comes as Hermes continues to fundraise for £1bn for its second infrastructure vehicle.

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