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The move for BridgeTex marks the Canadian pension’s ‘re-entry’ into the US midstream sector and its third energy deal in the country this year.
The two sovereign wealth funds are investing an additional $395.4m in Greenko as the Indian renewables developer acquires a smaller rival.
In its annual report, Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund says the outlook for infrastructure asset valuations will be less certain in 2018, given political factors and policy considerations.
The French firm has acquired the Canadian pension’s Airports Worldwide platform, growing its European portfolio in the sector and entering the US air transport sector.
Jake Lee, head of infrastructure at Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance, is still willing to take the lower returns that come with core infra, but currency headwinds are steering the Korean insurer away from US dollar assets.
In a two-minute video shot on the sidelines of our Seoul Summit, John Walker, Macquarie Capital's vice chairman for Asia talks about the evolution of Asian investors, how they're now ready to climb up the risk curve and the once-in-a-century investment opportunity offered by renewables in the region.
Co-investments alongside Actis and Equis Funds Group in Asian renewables have generated returns of more than 100% for the Danish pension fund.
The super fund is paying around $77m to acquire a stake in Bright Energy Investments, a 210MW portfolio of wind and solar assets in West Australia.
The investment by PGGM, OPTrust and USS comes two-and-a-half years after their €420m acquisition of the toll road operator.
Senior managing director Phil Peters said MIRA’s limited partners typically want co-investments in core infrastructure assets.
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