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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.

Lessons from a landmark IPP

Ashwin West, investment director, African Infrastructure Investment Managers, tells us what it took to get Mali’s first independent power project to cross the finish line.

Actis promotes Barry Lynch to partner

Actis has made Barry Lynch a partner at its London headquarters as the emerging market specialist investor continues to raise its inaugural infrastructure fund. Lynch will continue to help Actis provide operational improvements to the firm’s portfolio of clean energy and power projects spread throughout Latin America, Africa and Southeast Asia, according to a source […]

Meridiam to seek €300m with reopening of Africa fund – exclusive

Plans to expand the LP base to more institutional capital beyond the current DFIs would bring the fund to just over €500m.

AIIM’s IDEAS fund backs South Africa’s struggling renewables sector with 800MW deal

The Old Mutual subsidiary’s various vehicles are now invested in about 25% of renewable energy in the country, which recently rebooted its renewables programme.

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