Nine unlisted infrastructure funds held final closes in the second quarter of 2014, raising a total of $6 billion. This brought the total raised so far in 2014 to $13.6 billion, a 45% fall in comparison to the same period in 2013. The largest fund closed in the period was First Reserve Energy Infrastructure Fund II, which closed at $2.5 billion and constituted over 40% of the total capital raised in Q2.
In the first half of 2014, North America was the most prominent region both in terms of the number of funds closed and the aggregated capital raised, with ten funds garnering a total of $5.57 billion. In contrast, no fresh capital was raised for either Central & Eastern Europe or Latin America funds. In terms of sector, energy was the most popular industry for infrastructure investments, with over 75% of funds listing it as a focus for investments.