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F2i secures €3.1bn as first fund merges with third

Commitments from PSP and GIC helped the Italian group sign on a first close and it expects to increase the vehicle to €3.3bn in early 2018.

Star America partners on $188m student housing deal

The firm reached financial close on an 85% equity stake in a 19-floor high-rise next to San Jose State University.

UK water regulator demands ‘profound changes’ from water companies

Ofwat tells UK water providers to drop their cost of capital to a record low and be ‘more efficient and innovative than ever before’.

SCOR eyes up to €500m with third infra debt fund

The new vehicle is aiming for at least 75% to be invested in the energy transition and has already made three investments worth €90 million in total.

Tiger backs fibre-optic developer planning US-Canada link

The US-based fund manager has invested in Crosslake Fibre, a company building a cable system connecting Toronto and Buffalo, New York.

IFC backs BDO Unibank’s $150m green bond

The funds will be used to finance green projects, which include renewable energy, green buildings and energy-efficiency projects in the Philippines.

Ardian offloads €1.1bn Fund II assets to APG and AXA

The eight-strong portfolio based across France, Italy and Spain has been delivering a 10 percent yield per year.

AllianzGI buys minority stake in French wind portfolio

The firm’s second renewables fund acquired a 49% share of the 94MW Frenchportfolio from STEAG, ahead of a possible fund in the US.

Klepper: Trump’s ‘focus on the dollar’ has been less important than infra deregulation

After resigning from the Build America Bureau in October, Martin Klepper speaks to Infrastructure Investor about President Trump’s infrastructure plan.

Gribbin sees limited federal role in infra bill

The Trump advisor and former Macquarie director said the president will look to remove obstacles to private investment, as the administration expects an infra bill next month.