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Palisade invests in ‘fastest and largest’ data link between US, Australia and NZ

The Hawaiki cable deal is the Australian firm’s first telecoms investment, which it plans to use as a launchpad for further opportunities in the sector.

CK Infra clears first hurdle for APA Group bid

The deal would see CKI sell a number of APA’s assets in Western Australia but is still subject to Foreign Investment Review Board approval.

SUSI hires new Asia head after Kerkwijk ‘unexpectedly’ departs

Wymen Chan is joining from Armstrong Asset Management and will lead the manager’s Singapore-based investment team from September.

KKR’s environmental services deal is among India’s largest

The US buyout giant has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Ramky Enviro Engineers, underscoring investor confidence in India’s regulatory reforms.

GIG makes Asian solar and storage push with Conergy deal

Macquarie’s green infra investment arm buys the development portfolio, which contains no operational sites, in its drive to build an Asia-Pacific platform.

Australian gas pipeline group APA accepts CKI’s $9.5bn takeover offer

The Hong Kong giant’s bid is subject to approvals from the FIRB and the ACCC regarding foreign investment and competition concerns, which could force a divestment of assets.

NPS seeks infra managers as part of $1.9bn domestic mandates

The world’s third-largest public pension fund is particularly interested in GPs with renewables funds and will accept foreign GPs’ proposals if they have a presence in Korea.

SPARX hits $424m final close on brownfield renewables fund

The new fund has a target IRR of 5% and already owns a portfolio of 12 assets purchased from a previously liquidated SPARX fund.

Japan’s Chikyoren seeks out alternative asset managers

While the $217bn public pension fund, which has to date invested $162m in overseas infrastructure, focuses on core strategies, it is also eyeing core-plus opportunities.

Bond investors ‘find Asian infrastructure most attractive’

While interest in the region increases, investable opportunities may become hard to identify due to risk profiles and mandate restrictions, according to a new survey.

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