Database key terms and methodology

What is in the database?

The Infrastructure Investor database holds live information on institutional investors, fund managers and private funds, including co-investments and other related vehicles. In addition to this, it also holds live information about service providers such as placement agents, investment consultants and fund formation law firms.

What do we mean by infrastructure?

For the purposes of the Database, infrastructure is defined as capital raised through limited partnership structures, open-ended vehicles, co-investment funds, separate accounts and private mandates for the dedicated purpose of committing equity capital toward tangible, physical assets, whether existing (brownfield) or development phase (greenfield) that are expected to exhibit stable, predictable cashflows over a long-term investment horizon.

Our definition of infrastructure does not include:

  • Public funds
  • Real estate
  • Private equity
  • Hedge funds
  • Capital raised on a deal-by-deal basis
  • PIPE investments

What strategies do we cover?

  • Core
  • Core-plus
  • Value-add
  • Opportunistic
  • Debt
  • Secondaries
  • Fund of funds
  • Co-Investments

What sectors do we cover?

  • Digital infrastructure
  • Energy
  • Renewables
  • Social infrastructure
  • Transport
  • Utilities

How do we calculate fundraising statistics?

Our quarter-end and full-year fundraising statistics count the final closes of all funds and vehicles with fund-like economics (including co-investments, separate accounts and private mandates) with a closed-ended structure, which meet the above criteria.

Fund in market statistics count closed-ended funds and associated vehicles (co-investments, separate accounts and private mandates) that have launched and/or have held interim closes but have not yet held a final close.

We track the equity capital committed to a fund by institutional investors as well as the equity capital contributed by the GP. Leverage is not included in the size of a fund; we do not count total investable capital.

Our fundraising statistics are all given in a US dollar denomination. To calculate conversion rates for funds that do not have a US dollar-denomination we use an average exchange rate for the year in which a fund held a final close. For funds in market we use the exchange rate for the day in which the statistics are created. For example, Q1 statistics will likely use an exchange rate that is correct as at 1 April. All exchange rates are taken from www.xe.com.

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