Fundraising

Exclusive: I Squared to beat $5bn target with December close

The firm’s second infra fund, fresh from a $4bn-plus first close, is looking to end fundraising during the first quarter of next year.

Trio of ex-JLIF advisors to list £200m infra fund

The Tri-Pillar Infrastructure Fund will target greenfield and brownfield investments in both Europe and the US, with an expected IRR of between 8% and 10%.

Infracapital closes greenfield fund on £1.25bn hard-cap

Overseas investors are behind 50% of the commitments for the vehicle targeting returns in the mid to high teens.

DIF closes core fund on €450m hard-cap

The final close for the new strategy, launched last September, comes as DIF prepares to raise more than €1bn for its flagship Fund V before the year is out.

First deal for Bouwfonds’ €300m German broadband fund

The vehicle secures tie-up with local provider BBE and Chinese firm ZTE to finance fibre-optic network in Bretten.

Western Australia to privatise Synergy’s green projects

State agrees joint venture to meet renewable energy targets, with Dutch Infrastructure Fund reported to be in pole position to underwrite the scheme.

Exclusive: Aberdeen targets $250m for South America fund

The UK-based asset manager is launching a strategy that will invest in social infrastructure PPPs across the continent.

Infracapital in first deal from broadband fund

The £35m investment in WightFibre has also been supported by the firm’s greenfield fund, its third broadband investment.

Foresight falls short with £39m raise following Australian expansion

The fund had been targeting proceeds above £75m to partly finance its maiden deals Down Under. But a spokeswoman indidcated its top investors might have over-allocated in past share placings and may 'not yet be comfortable' with the fund's Australian investments, its first outside of the UK.

Infradebt finances Impact’s 19MW Australian solar farm

The $25m solar project, financed solely by private debt investment, is expected to be a seed asset for Impact Investment Group’s next solar fund.