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Infrastructure Capital Group raises $390.7m for new renewables fund

The Australian fund manager will target both domestic and offshore investors in 2019 as it seeks to raise a total of $723.5m for investments at home and in New Zealand.

Australian renewables boom despite policy uncertainty

The Clean Energy Council reveals new figures that show record levels of investment in the renewable energy sector but cautions that clearer policy is needed.

CEFC and Westbourne back Nexif’s Australian wind farm expansion

The energy developer, backed by Denham Capital, will begin construction of stage two of the 212MW Lincoln Gap project later this year after securing $116m in debt financing.

NSW Ports taken to court over ‘anti-competitive and illegal’ deal

The ACCC, Australia’s competition watchdog, intervenes six years after the ports portfolio was privatised by the New South Wales government, which will not face legal proceedings.

Pacific Equity Partners raises $434m for new infra fund

The Sydney-based fund manager is on track to hit fundraising targets for its first dedicated infrastructure vehicle.

Infrastructure debt has ESG in its sights

Vehicles operating in the space are increasingly targeting sustainable projects due to LP demand and goals set by the United Nations.

Palisade secures Samurai loan for $102m Waterloo Wind Farm refinancing

The Sydney-based fund manager turned to the Japanese market, with the debt facility underwritten by MUFG.

Australian investors make $1.8bn bid for agribusiness giant GrainCorp

Asset manager Long-Term Asset Partners is led by directors with extensive infra and logistics experience, which suggests the acquisition is being viewed as an infrastructure play.

Victorian state government kicks off PPP race for Australia’s North East Link road

The Labor government won re-election in a landslide last week and is pushing ahead with a spending spree on a raft of infrastructure projects.

AMP Capital secures 40-year Melbourne student accommodation deal worth $217m

The firm is targeting more deals in the sector, to which it is aiming to commit 20%-25% of its Diversified Infrastructure Trust.

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