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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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AIIM falls short of target with $320m close of third fund

African Infrastructure Investment Fund 3, which was aiming for $750m, is over 50% committed as it nears its 10th investment.

Investing in climate change mitigation should be ‘obligatory’

Institutions recognise the need for climate investing but not necessarily the scale required, says Climate Fund Managers CEO Andrew Johnstone.

Subsidy-free transition is slowing down renewables

For the first time in nearly two decades, growth in new capacity has stalled. We examine why and look at whether the freeze is expected to last.

DOWNLOAD: 2019 fundraising off to a strong start

With nearly $20bn raised in Q1, expect 2019 to be another record-breaking year for infrastructure fundraising.

Will investors heed former World Bank chief’s advice?

Meridiam’s second closing of its Africa infrastructure fund shows both the opportunities provided by the continent and investors’ continued perceptions of it.

Meridiam collects further €339m in reopening of African infra fund

The fund launched in 2015 is now €246m above its original target size, after falling short by €93m in the first fundraising round.

II Awards 2018: Europe, Middle East and Africa winners

Antin Infrastructure Partners, Meridiam and InfraVia were among those picking up the prizes in EMEA.

ARCH eyes institutionals for half of $250m African renewables fund

A first close is expected in Q1 this year, with commitments from the AfDB, EIB and a South African pension fund.
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