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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.

DWS plans 2019 launch of €3bn third fund – exclusive

The group’s second fund has made six investments and is roughly 60% deployed after raising €1.8bn in July 2017.

NN IP targets €200m with maiden infra debt fund launch

The vehicle has a €500m hard-cap and has been launched as a ‘sustainable’ fund where ‘some clear investment choices will be made’.

European Court of Justice delivers ‘very damaging’ verdict for UK storage projects

The nation’s capacity market auctions have been ruled illegal state aid, throwing several gas and battery storage projects into doubt.

Macquarie set to begin Brussels Airport sales process

The airport is jointly held by its MEIF1 and MEIF3 funds alongside the Belgian government and OTPP, with the latter believed not to be among the bidders.

Mexican energy opportunity ‘here to stay’ with new government, Actis predicts

The company sees no threat to its business in the country from president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who recently scrapped the partially built Mexico City airport.

Whitehelm and APG hold €250m first close on world’s first smart cities fund

The two firms say they ‘will be blazing some trails’, with the sub-sector set to become a ‘bigger part of the infrastructure market’.

Gresham House targets $129m storage fund deployment in six months

The UK fund manager could come back to market next year to raise further funds after falling short of its $257m target.

Why recycling can drive the next stage of the energy transition

Renewable energy capacity is only going to increase, and asset repowering could play a big part in that. Zak Bentley explains why the future might partly lie in the past

Swiss pension pool increases infra fund to more than $780m

IST3 Infrastruktur Global has now made 18 investments since its launch four years ago, including both direct and fund deployments.

F2i closes innovative third fund on €3.6bn hard-cap

The close comes after a ‘strict and intellectually rigorous process’ to roll over assets from the Italian group’s first fund, chief investment officer Carlo Michelini tells us.

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