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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.
The acquisition of Glennmont Partners this week by Nuveen is the sort of deal we should expect more of in the coming years.
The deal, alongside BAE and Willis Towers Watson pension schemes, is the result of 18 months preparatory work, according to Greencoat’s Laurence Fumagalli.
The duo are offering a rival bid to the one led by Veolia, which had been preparing a takeover supported by Meridiam.
The manager expects to close the UK government-backed fund this quarter after receiving commitments from Willis Towers Watson and Morgan Stanley.
The firm is understood to be in pre-marketing for the two vehicles, having launched its last European fund in 2016 and its Africa fund in 2015.
Mula Solar Farm, Spain
The firm will also look to use the proceeds to continue to buy other GPs in the infrastructure and private equity space, chairman Bernard Fairman told us.
Renewables have been one of the success stories of 2020, although investors should be warned that risks remain.
The strategy is designed to target some of the smaller investors entering and increasing their activity in the sector, Amundi’s Guy Lodewyckx tells Infrastructure Investor.
Long-awaited and finally released, there are significant opportunities and warning signs for investors to be aware of.
The new platform will be led by former GE Capital MD Bob Psaradellis, while ex-Green Investment Bank CEO Shaun Kingsbury joins as chairman.
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