Over the past three months, a total of $10.7 billion was secured by global unlisted infrastructure fund managers. Global/multi-regional funds, in line with the trend observed from previous years, dominate infrastructure fundraising, raising $5.9 billion in Q1 2015. Global/multi-regional funds has grown steadily since 2010, except in 2012. Capital raised for North America has also grown in terms of amount raised but has been consistent in terms of percentage. On the other hand, there is a recovery of Europe focused funds which raised $9.7 billion in 2014 – the highest amount raised since 2011 and the same amount raised in 2010. Europe even surpassed North America and became the second most popular investment destination in Q1 2015
The second largest fund closed in Q1 2015 was the Colonial First State’s European Diversified Infrastructure Fund (EDIF) which held a final close on the hard cap of €2 billion in January, surpassing its original target of €1.5bn. The vehicle targets primarily utility and transportation assets in Europe.