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Year in Review: Renewables break through government inaction

Despite governments in countries such as the US and Australia failing to encourage clean energy investment, the sector has boomed. Is it finally coming of age?

Australia’s inconsistent interventions could have severe consequences

The country’s regulators have stepped in again to criticise privatisation processes – but singling out private investors while governments escape censure is bad for everyone.

DIF and Macquarie Capital commit $196m to Australia’s first ‘large-scale’ EfW project

The two investors are sharing the equity on a 60-40 split for the 36MW facility south of Perth.

Eight trends that may affect Australian port valuations

From trade wars to population growth, Maven Libera director Megan Raynal tells investors what to watch out for.

Asset types should be driving open-ended funds, but geography still rules

The demand for these structures has grown globally over the past 20 years. But will their popularity ever really take off outside Australia?

Westbourne: ‘We’ll always be focused on infrastructure debt’

Westbourne Capital was one of the first pure-play infrastructure-debt managers when it was founded by a trio of former Hastings executives. On its 10th anniversary, founder and managing director David Ridley talks about increasing competition, LP appetite and what the future holds.

Westbourne Capital hits $1.5bn first close on latest infra debt-raising – exclusive

The infrastructure debt manager aims to complete fundraising for its $3bn vehicle by the end of 2018 with a mixture of existing and new clients from Australia and overseas on board.

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.

Investor demand leads Victoria to auction nearly 1GW of renewables power

The Australian state will sign contracts for six renewables projects that will see 928MW of electricity generated per year.

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