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Macquarie nears Series 1 close for long-life ‘Super Core’ fund

The vehicle, which will focus on regulated assets mostly in Europe, is targeting an initial €2.5bn.

Dai-ichi Life commits €80m to M&G’s infra debt fund

The Japanese insurer has emerged as an anchor investor in M&G’s European infrastructure debt fund as the UK asset manager looks to raise €286m from Asian LPs.

DIF V increases hard-cap to €1.9bn ahead of final close

The vehicle, which was originally targeting €1.5bn, has already invested in seven assets, with a further two deals to be closed soon.

Europe’s once-in-a-generation fibre opportunity

As major European markets struggle to meet full-fibre expectations, we find out what infrastructure investors are doing to help bridge the gap.

Silk Road Fund backs $1bn CEE-focused fund

Beijing is also pledging €2bn of financings through China Development Bank to the region, in addition to the fund.

VINCI to invest €1.2bn after landing Belgrade Airport deal

The French group fought off competition from compatriot Meridiam in a tender which initially attracted 27 bidders.

Year in review: Clearing the road block

After more than three years of development, China’s Belt and Road initiative seemed to achieve greater clarity this year, but more work is needed for it to make better financial sense to external investors.

IFM raises $6.5bn for global equity and debt

Twenty-nine investors from Europe and the Middle East contributed $2.15bn to the total over the past year-and-a-half.

MEIF5 makes first telecoms investment with Polish purchase

The Macquarie fund buys Warburg Pincus’s 72% stake in Inea, which owns the largest regional fibre network in the country.

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