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Cube Highways snaps up three greenfield assets under new development model

The government will assume 40% of the construction costs, while I Squared's Indian roads platform and Indian developer KNRC will assume the remaining 60%.
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Investcorp, Aberdeen target GCC infra with $1bn fund

The joint venture marks a first for both: the launch of an infra business for the Bahrain-based private equity firm and a new geography for the UK-based asset manager.

S&P warns of growing ‘external risks’ in South and Southeast Asia

With upcoming elections in several countries, political uncertainty is one of several factors that may lead to ‘some slowdown’ in the region this year, but the impact on the infrastructure sector is not expected to last.

ARCH eyes institutionals for half of $250m African renewables fund

A first close is expected in Q1 this year, with commitments from the AfDB, EIB and a South African pension fund.
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Exclusive: Actis lowers infra fund target to $1.5bn

Emerging markets specialist Actis has delayed the first close of its inaugural infrastructure fund and lowered the target for the vehicle to $1.5 billion, a source familiar with the matter told Infrastructure Investor. The source said decreasing the fundraising target from $2 billion was done, in part, to allow for more co-investment opportunities, in which […]

GIP hires Jim Yong Kim after surprise World Bank resignation

His new role will allow him to focus on issues such as climate change and developing infrastructure in emerging markets, Kim told colleagues in an email.

VIDEO: ‘Few global investors have a realistic view of India’

MK Sinha, co-head of GIP India, talks about the newly-established firm's strategy in India and how the country's infrastructure market is evolving.

HK Summit: Less-explored markets, pre-operational assets antidote to costly infra

Investors highlighted the need for local partnerships to go deeper into unexplored geographies

Multilaterals ‘key to mobilising private capital in emerging markets’

Of the private capital multilateral lenders have mobilised, only 3% has been invested in low-income countries, S&P finds.

Temasek commits up to $400m to India’s NIIF

The Singaporean state investment company will invest in the state-backed vehicle’s Master Fund and become a shareholder in its investment management company.

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