December / January 2016 Issue

    Month: December
    Year: 2016

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    The market makers

    As Antin turns 10, Alain Rauscher and Mark Crosbie tell Bruno Alves about their landmark third fundraise, their perpetual IR strategy, the manager’s problem-solving culture, and why they see it as their job to spot opportunities others wouldn’t even regard as infrastructure

    A shining beacon in Uganda

    The Soroti Solar Facility is celebrated as a successful way to quickly develop renewables in Africa. But investors wonder whether it can be replicated, finds Jordan Stutts

    Addressing risk in PPPs

    Norton Rose Fulbright Global head of infrastructure Nick Merritt, US head of infrastructure Michael E Pikiel Jr and associate Lily McMyn discuss how PPPs can be made attractive to institutional investors

    From developer to fundraiser

    With an ever-growing pipeline of clean energy projects, Mainstream Renewable Power has launched its own investment division to streamline financing. Jordan Stutts finds out why

    Bridging the gap

    Africa has some of the fastest-growing economies in the world, with PPPs a significant infrastructure driver. Yet the continent’s needs are vast and regulatory and financial issues remain a challenge to its growth, Zak Bentley writes

    A time for innovation

    Jordan Stutts looks at how the City of Long Beach used PPPs to finance a public works project and draws lessons for the wider US market

    Walk like a Lithuanian

    Despite the increasing need to modernise its infrastructure, the three Baltic states have had varying degrees of success with PPPs. Zak Bentley finds out why

    Persistently pertinent projects

    An easy political target, PPPs have slipped off the radar in the markets where they were first popularised. Yet they remain a big part of the answer to plugging the world’s infrastructure gaps, writes Matthieu Favas

    Is fundraising about to fall off a cliff?

    Our report on fund closings for the first three quarters of the year raises interesting questions about what to expect for 2017

    Spotlight: Swiss Life Asset Managers

    Swiss Life Asset Managers head of infrastructure Christoph Manser tells Shawn Wang why going direct is crucial and why he still believes the UK is a good place to invest in.

    Will Korea’s NPS be the next CPPIB?

    The world's third-largest pension wants to build its in-house infra investment capabilities to compete with GPs globally. But can it?

    The clean energy question

    US President-elect Donald Trump has already pledged to rebuild America's crumbling infrastructure. Whether he will bring that enthusiasm to green infrastructure is another matter altogether

    Refuelling en route

    Ireland's N17/N18 road project sealed a €398m refinancing mid-way through construction thanks to both banks and institutional lenders. Matthieu Favas looks at what made the deal a success

    Weathering the storm

    Dealflow has never been better, managers are raising record amounts of capital and different strategies abound. But can the European market survive the growing onslaught of nationalism and protectionism? Bruno Alves and six industry professionals try to find out

    New direction

    Nine years after 3i Infrastructure’s IPO and six months after raising £385m, co-heads Ben Loomes and Phil White catch up with Matthieu Favas to explain the firm’s strategic move towards the core-plus end of the market

    Come fly with me

    After the UK government finally approved the development of a third runway at Heathrow,Zak Bentley assesses what happens next and what the move means for the airport’s shareholders

    Words to action

    Investors are waiting to see how President-elect Donald Trump fulfils his campaign promise to invest $1trn in US infrastructure – and if it’s even possible. Jordan Stutts investigates