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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.
Infrastructure Investor: The Decade
Having ‘emerged’ in 2015, infrastructure’s mid-market is now thriving. But this brings its own challenges. 
Infrastructure Investor: The Decade
Mexico’s 2014 energy reforms were historic, but the aftermath demonstrated the hand of politics in infrastructure. 
The regulator also said underspending was a factor in the high performance of electricity transmission and gas distribution companies.
The firm’s European infra fund is its first attempt at raising third-party institutional capital for an infrastructure equity strategy.
Hourglass
Fund continuations are here to stay. But how do these trilateral deals work and are they really a ‘win-win-win’ for all involved?
Offshore wind
Britain's offshore wind industry has come of age at a startling rate and presents new market dynamics for the sector.
High voltage electricity pole
The launch of EDIF III comes two months after First State wrapped up a €2.6bn fundraising for its second fund.
Paris Eiffel Tower
The sale of Tramlink in the UK to Aberdeen Standard represents the final sale of the €170m 2008-vintage fund, which secured a 15% gross return.
Former Hungarian prime minister Gordon Bajnai takes the reins while James Wardlaw is appointed vice-chairman for infrastructure.
The move is the first in Europe by the fund, which last month reached $1.6bn of commitments.
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