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Backed by Chubu Electric, Toyota, Mizuho Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, the new fund exceeded its original ¥30bn target and has already invested in a solar project in Japan.
Natixis affiliate is establishing a Hong Kong subsidiary and expects to launch an Asia-Pacific infra debt fund by the year end.
A preference for debt products among Chinese investors has forced the private equity firm to reduce the target size of its debut infra fund from $1bn to $600m.
The life insurer has appointed HSBC Global Asset Management to source investments that will be denominated in US dollars or local currencies.
The Tokyo-based asset manager has already approved the deployment of ¥11bn in renewables and downstream energy projects in Europe and South America.
KIC chairman Heenam Choi explains why the sovereign wealth fund is looking to invest in alternative asset classes.
MM Capital Partners failed to reach its first close target of ¥30bn for its maiden infrastructure fund due to some investors demanding more seed assets before committing capital.
Under the initial agreement, the fund and PSP-owned highway operator Roadis will invest in new opportunities on a 50:50 basis.
Investment bank aims to raise capital from public and private Chinese corporates and funds of funds, but does not rule out foreign participation.
China’s Ping An Securities is helping the fund manager find anchor investors in Hong Kong and on the mainland.
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