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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.

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.

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