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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.
As Brookfield raises its ‘inaugural impact fund’, it’s time for clearer boundaries between the sustainable and impact labels.
Aflac has also made a $100m commitment to Denham’s next energy transition equity fund, as it moves away from oil and gas investments.
Singapore
Currently sitting at $70bn, the majority of this growth is to come from the asset class, particularly in Asia, global head Anne Valentine Andrews tells us.
Infra Debt II, which is targeting €750m, has been launched alongside a separate junior debt fund.
Solar panel
Vortex Energy IV, which is targeting $700m, is looking to invest across the energy transition spectrum in Europe, North America and Australia.
Battery pack
At a panel on our recent Global Investor Offsite comparing approaches to sustainability between investors in Europe and Asia-Pacific, Ronak Patel, a partner at placement agent Campbell Lutyens, remarked that LPs were “quite fed-up” with pure renewable power funds or projects. A cursory look at this year’s fundraising statistics shows a $4.8 billion close for BlackRock […]
The fund, which is believed to be targeting about €500m, is set for a first close before the end of the year.
While the Bipartisan Agreement remains light on detail, it points to a hopeful future for investors.
Antin Infrastructure Partners Mid Cap I, which began fundraising at the beginning of this year, was originally targeting €1.5bn.
Once considered a niche by both infra and private debt investors, infra debt has become an important part of how LPs allocate.
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