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The Munich-based asset manager has deployed roughly 40% of the infrastructure equity fund – a hybrid vehicle that will invest in other funds, secondaries but also directly via co-investments.
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The manager has for now outbid Blackstone, which had partnered with Bill Gates’ Cascade Investments, Signature’s largest shareholder, to bid for the private aviation services firm.
The firm is understood to be in pre-marketing for the two vehicles, having launched its last European fund in 2016 and its Africa fund in 2015.
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The firm will also look to use the proceeds to continue to buy other GPs in the infrastructure and private equity space, chairman Bernard Fairman told us.
The move is the latest in the two-way flow of talent to and from the government and the private equity world.
The US-based firm ended 2020 with more than $9bn committed to its latest flagship fund and nearly $1bn committed to a new emerging markets vehicle.

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