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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 fund has a target of €465m, while a vehicle open to a larger pool of investors is being prepared for launch next year.
If today’s crisis were a repeat of the GFC, lenders could use those references to guide their approach, but covid-19 has brought the world into uncharted territory.
European Union Flags
Plans have emerged for a €10bn-a-year EIB green infrastructure fund, but it should not crowd out sectors where private capital has made significant strides.
The French manager has split its debut infra equity vehicle into two funds – a dedicated fund requested by a European insurer, and its first commingled fund targeting €500m.
Solar power
Rune Bro Róin, one of the five founders of the Danish renewables group, has not worked on new funds since the end of 2018.
The milestone means DIF’s Core Infrastructure Fund II has already raised the same amount its predecessor closed on in November 2017.
As power prices weaken and demand suffers a dramatic fall, we discuss the future of PPAs and the fallout of the oil price shock on the sector.
The move comes despite announcements from British Airways and Virgin Atlantic on a suspension of activities at the London site.
The firm agreed the sale of Portuguese toll road operator to APG, NPS and Swiss Life last week, the final asset of its €2.2bn first fund.
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