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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.

InfraVia’s decade in Europe’s mid-market

The French manager had a busy 2018 celebrating a fourth fund close and 10 years of existence. Founder and CEO Vincent Levita and partner Bruno Candès tell us what’s next for the firm and why they will keep saying no to larger deals.

Infra top performer for PensionDanmark in ‘challenging market’

The asset class generated a 12.5% return and the allocation could be increased, CIO Claus Stampe tells us, despite recent local watchdog censure on infrastructure investments.

New Energy Solar to woo UK investors with $250m US solar fund listing

The proceeds from the listing on the London Stock Exchange are expected to be deployed within six months, as the fund manager bids to diversify UK-based renewables-focused capital.

KKR, BlackRock debut in Middle East with $4bn Abu Dhabi pipeline deal

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company believes the deal ‘is laying the groundwork’ for further infrastructure investment by institutional investors.

Are investors unrealistic when it comes to renewables?

New research suggests allocations to the sector are set to double over the next five years. But nostalgia seems to be driving what investors want and obscuring what they can get.

Infranode plans second Nordic fund launch in H2 – exclusive

The Swedish manager is at the early stages of planning the fund, which could raise up to €1bn.

France and Turkey lead European PPP market as Italy and UK plummet

The provision of institutional debt in European PPP projects has increased by 55%, as well as increasing the number of countries lent to.

DWS lauds US market for investors ‘to diversify their European portfolios’

The group believes that the US will ‘gradually’ offer opportunities for private investors beyond the energy sector.

Spain’s carrot-and-stick approach will fail to convince investors

The country’s desire ‘to send a positive signal’ to renewable investors would be far more effective if it stopped trying to battle compensation awards from its past

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