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CEFC backs MIRA’s emissions reduction efforts with A$100m commitment

Clean Energy Finance Corporation says that investors are ‘more aware than ever’ of the need to take action on energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.

Will November be make-or-break time for Australian energy?

With state energy ministers meeting on 22 November – just a day after the Australian Energy Market Commission decides whether to amend rules on Marginal Loss Factors – the market is hoping for much-needed clarity around investment decisions.
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S Korean, N American investors launch OECD-focused infra platform

The partnership has secured $100m from a Korean investment bank and will seek to raise an additional $100m from North American investors.

Starwood’s first infra debt fund to launch later this year – exclusive

The investment firm has been moving towards this moment since acquiring GE Capital’s energy finance business and hiring an infrastructure debt specialist from Deutsche Bank.

Predicting the next decade: Regime change 

Europe’s regulatory regimes are becoming more punitive and may have reached ‘an inflection point’.

Investor group warns of project default risk in Australia due to MLFs

The group, which counts BlackRock, John Laing and Macquarie among its members, says that the current MLF regime can ‘materially impact’ investor returns in unforeseen ways.

Insurance companies and banks crowd into infra debt

Infrastructure debt has become an intensely competitive area of the alternative credit market with banks and insurance companies crowding into the space.
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Partners Group investment fuels EnfraGen’s LatAm expansion

The Swiss firm is acquiring a 50% stake in the power generation platform which builds and operates renewables assets and back-up power plants throughout Latin America.
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Marubeni infra fund reaches second close on $325m – exclusive

The debut infra vehicle is aiming to purchase two Australian transportation PPPs from the Japanese trading house by November.
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Goldman collects $1.9bn for REIT-like solar venture

The investment bank plans to invest $4bn in US solar assets before holding an IPO in a few years, according to the head of renewable power.
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