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Blackstone collects $26bn for biggest ever private equity fund

Blackstone Capital Partners VIII has eclipsed Apollo Global Management's ninth flagship fund to claim the title.
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Goldman collects $1.9bn for REIT-like solar venture

The investment bank plans to invest $4bn in US solar assets before holding an IPO in a few years, according to the head of renewable power.
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UBS closes second Swiss clean energy fund on €432m

Like its predecessor, UBS-CEIS, the new fund is a joint initiative between UBS, Swiss asset manager Fontavis and insurer Swiss Mobiliar.

Stonepeak launches Fund IV targeting $10bn – exclusive

The New York-based firm has also brought back its former head of investor relations, Brenden Woods, who left last December to join Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets.
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China Everbright closes overseas infra fund on $450m

Despite having lowered its target twice, the Chinese asset manager claims the vehicle has reached ‘the right size’.
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Equitix eyes £1bn for sixth fund following close of fifth

The UK-focused fund will have a hard-cap of £1.5bn, with a similar 7-10% IRR target as its predecessor.
Sydney skyline

Foresight Group launches first Australian infra debt fund

The UK-based fund manager will launch the Foresight Renewable Energy Income Fund this month, a debt fund targeting A$150m-A$200m that will invest in smaller-scale renewables projects.

IFM Investors closes two infra debt funds in South Korea on $420m

The two vehicles, co-managed by Hanwha Asset Management and Hyundai Investments, have received commitments from eight South Korean insurance firms.

Actis closes first dedicated infra fund on $1.23bn – exclusive

The emerging markets specialist, which has raised a suite of energy funds, is targeting investments in power, transmission, generation and distribution assets.
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