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MIRA reveals A$8.7bn equity raising and appoints new Americas chief

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets has revealed that it raised A$8.7 billion ($6.2 billion; €5.5 billion) of new equity in the three months to 31 December 2018. The figure includes A$7.4 billion of equity raised in Europe alone, most of which was for Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 6. Infrastructure Investor reported that MEIF6 had raised […]

Future Fund prepares to sell infrastructure assets as portfolio value rises

Thanks to a weak Australian dollar and increased valuations, the fund’s infra allocation has increased to 8.5% of its overall portfolio.

Argo IP targets Australian and Asian LPs with new MD hire – exclusive

QIC’s Melannie Pyzik will join Argo Infrastructure Partners this month in a new Sydney-based role with a remit to focus on local investor relations.
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Sydney Light Rail’s troubles call PPPs into question

The Public Accountability Committee recommends review following legal dispute between the contractor and the client over costs associated with relocating utilities.

AMP Capital eyes direct investments with launch of new team

The Australian firm’s head of infrastructure equity for the Americas, Dylan Foo, will lead the new initiative while continuing in his current role.

ANALYSIS: Healthcare investing is ‘not for the faint-hearted’

An ageing population coupled with government budgetary constraints provide strong fundamentals. But while infra investors might be better custodians than PE, we find they should do a thorough check-up before diving in.

GIP, I Squared, among heavyweights in pre-bid talks for six Indian airports

Investors are unhappy about the short time given to prepare the bids, which are due 14 February.

Octopus makes first Australian investment with $322m solar farm

The London-headquartered investor says the deal will be ‘the first of many’ Down Under.

Western Australia launches ‘simpler and lower-risk’ land registry auction

The state government is privatising the digital functions of Landgate, excluding manual processing, to make the asset more attractive to investors.

PEP buys New Zealand smart metering firm amid infra push

The Sydney-based fund manager has bought Metrix in a $183m deal, the second acquisition through its Secure Assets Fund.

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