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The 216MW run-of-river project, expected to increase power supplies by a third, had to be redesigned after a 2015 earthquake destroyed early construction works.
The Tokyo-based asset manager has already approved the deployment of ¥11bn in renewables and downstream energy projects in Europe and South America.
Meridiam’s second closing of its Africa infrastructure fund shows both the opportunities provided by the continent and investors’ continued perceptions of it.
Jim Yong Kim_GIP
In his first interview since leaving the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim said private investors needed to stop thinking of emerging markets as a ‘single risk pool’.
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%.
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.
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.
A first close is expected in Q1 this year, with commitments from the AfDB, EIB and a South African pension fund.
Actis
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 […]
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.
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