Finnish pension trio to plug €300m into renewables platform

New company has already deployed €90m, acquiring three operational wind farms with a combined capacity of 63MW.

Equip Super and Catholic Super announce merger to create A$26bn fund

The funds will maintain their individual brand identities but pool administration and investment resources under the deal.

Macquarie secures 20 years of shipping business after $1.8bn deal

A minimum-volume commitment for an Asian shipping company to use the Long Beach Container Terminal in California ‘implies’ a 12x EBITDA margin over 20 years, a source said.

Deal with Duke gives John Hancock renewables exposure

US power producer Duke Energy has sold a minority stake in its renewables portfolio to an infrastructure fund owned by Canadian insurance giant Manulife Finance Corporation. According to a statement released by Duke, John Hancock Investments, Manulife’s US capital management division, purchased a 49 percent stake in 37 operating wind, solar and battery storage assets […]

‘Deals like this don’t grow on trees’

For all those who wondered if consolidation would reach the upper echelons of alternative asset management, Brookfield Asset Management’s purchase of Oaktree Capital Management is your answer. The spate of M&As in the alternative asset space had largely been limited to smaller money managers, including the business development company sector, a space in which Oaktree […]

Relevance at every point in the cycle

Oaktree’s co-founder Howard Marks insists his firm’s $4.7 billion sale of a 62 percent stake to Toronto-based asset management giant Brookfield is “not a timing thing” in the context of him calling the top of the alternatives market cycle. On the other hand, speak to Bruce Flatt, Brookfield’s chief executive, and you’ll hear that timing […]

Flatt and Marks exclusive interviews: How ‘Brooktree’ reshapes the landscape

It’s all in the timing – or is it? We speak with Howard Marks and Bruce Flatt about the deal that has got everyone talking.
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WSIB turns $500m Geronimo commitment into partnership with National Grid

The Washington State Investment Board has restructured $500 million originally committed to the Geronimo Renewable Infrastructure Partners fund into a co-investment partnership with the UK’s National Grid. According to a document published on WSIB’s website published online, the US pension announced the allocation shift this week. It comes after the UK utility bought out the […]

I Squared exits solar company and targets Asian gas market

I Squared Capital’s co-founder has told Infrastructure Investor that Asia’s natural gas sector is a more attractive opportunity than renewables, after announcing the sale of Singapore-based solar company Amplus Energy Solutions. Gautam Bhandari said he was “very happy with the result” of I Squared’s investment in Amplus, which the firm sold this month to Malaysian […]

Palisade looks to Japan again for debt refinancing on South Australia wind farm

The Sydney-based fund manager does its second deal in recent months with Japanese lenders to refinance one of its wind farms.
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