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Orix buys out crisis-hit IL&FS’s wind portfolio

Japanese company will pay $80 million for the remaining 51 percent it did not already own in a portfolio of seven wind power plants in India.

Brookfield and Infratil acquire Vodafone New Zealand in NZ$3.4bn deal

Brookfield Asset Management will hold its stake in its fourth infrastructure fund while Infratil will undertake an equity raising to help finance its investment.

Tokyo Summit: Investors sound warning over UK political uncertainty and Brexit

Investors fear a Labour government opposed to private infra ownership might be 'canary in the coalmine' for similar populist movements across Europe.

Seoul Summit: ‘Avoid shoddy copy-paste e-mails,’ South Korean LPs tell fund managers

Country’s institutions expect GPs to customise their communications when seeking investors’ business and capital.

Ping An launches infra fund-of-funds strategy with ‘top-quality’ seed assets

European secondaries specialist Ardian will act as anchor investor and offer current partners the opportunity to become LPs alongside it, a source said.

I Squared exits solar company and targets Asian gas market

I Squared Capital’s co-founder has told Infrastructure Investor that Asia’s natural gas sector is a more attractive opportunity than renewables, after announcing the sale of Singapore-based solar company Amplus Energy Solutions. Gautam Bhandari said he was “very happy with the result” of I Squared’s investment in Amplus, which the firm sold this month to Malaysian […]

Palisade looks to Japan again for debt refinancing on South Australia wind farm

The Sydney-based fund manager does its second deal in recent months with Japanese lenders to refinance one of its wind farms.

AIA Group eyes infrastructure debt opportunities across Asia-Pacific

The life insurer has appointed HSBC Global Asset Management to source investments that will be denominated in US dollars or local currencies.

Chinese interest in Australian renewables remains strong

Outside renewables, Chinese investors acquired no Australian infrastructure in 2018, the only deal being a buyout of engineering firm RCR Tomlinson’s rail arm.

UBS spots top infra trends for 2019

Declan O’Brien and Alex Leung of UBS Asset Management’s infrastructure research and strategy division argue that the asset class will continue to be resilient in the face of market volatility.

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