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The manager expects to close the UK government-backed fund this quarter after receiving commitments from Willis Towers Watson and Morgan Stanley.
The firm is planning to reach its £400m target later this year, with half of the fund being provided by the UK government.
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Peter Durante talks to Infrastructure Investor about his role and how the fund manager thinks about technology.
Technology risks, costs and a lack of standardisation have been flagged as obstacles to making the sector profitable for investors and utilities.
The private equity and infrastructure manager has already held discussions with ‘investors from all walks of life’, partner George Ridd tells us.
The vehicle, which is the first of its kind, will seek to invest across the EV infrastructure space, targeting low double-digit returns.
The government releases a request for proposals, suggesting managers with experience in the sector could seed the Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund with existing assets.
Shane Swords will lead efforts to source institutional capital, as the group drives forward its electric vehicle infra plans.
The French fund manager is acquiring Allego from Dutch electricity utility Alliander.

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