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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.

Partners Group bolsters Australian wind portfolio with Murra Warra deal

The acquisition of the 226MW project from RES and Macquarie Capital for ‘more than $142m’ is the Swiss firm’s fourth major wind farm investment in the country since 2015.

Australia’s IPIF on the hunt for new infra fund

The FoF manager’s IPIF Core vehicle, established in 2015 and with $82.4m AUM, has achieved 9.5% returns since inception and is looking to expand.

Why IFM is not the only loser in WestConnex bid

The Australian competition watchdog’s decision not to block Transurban’s offer cements the listed toll road operator’s position as the dominant player in the NSW market.

IFM gives 7.5% fee rebate to clients and challenges rivals to follow suit

Institutional clients will receive ‘tens of millions’ of dollars as the majority of the fund manager’s investments meet or outperform objectives.

AMP Capital focuses on social infra with new hire

The Sydney-based fund manager has appointed Plenary Group’s Daniel Pilbrow as it seeks to capitalise on opportunities in the healthcare sector resulting from demographic changes.
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