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IFM teams up with Polish state fund for port, two years after government blocked...

The circa €1.1 billion deal for DCT Gdansk is IFM’s first in Poland since the government in 2017 blocked it for being a fund ‘focused on aggressive profit’.

Ardian Fund V becomes largest Europe-focused infra vehicle at €6.1bn

Almost 50% of the LPs came from Asia and the Middle East, with Ardian’s head of infrastructure ‘surprised’ at the €12bn demand for new European fund

QIC-APG consortium acquires 36% stake in Brussels Airport

The consortium, which also includes Swiss Life, purchased the stake from Macquarie for an undisclosed sum. QIC will hold part of its stake in its global infrastructure fund.
German autobahn near Munich

Allianz Capital Partners targets €500m for inaugural fund

The vehicle, which is ACP’s first since its January 2018 merger with Allianz Global Investors, will invest in European infrastructure.

BNP AM begins ‘natural next step’ with €2bn infra debt Korean partnership

The expansion into junior debt by the French group could lead to the launch of a dedicated fund in the near future.

Investors press Ardian to keep Fund V below €7bn – exclusive

The fund, currently sitting at around €6bn, lacks an official hard-cap, but has received market demand for as much as €12bn.

IFM tracks infrastructure carbon footprint as investors ‘demand’ action

The Melbourne-based fund manager claims to be ‘one of the first’ unlisted asset managers to publish emissions data for its assets and will set targets across its portfolio this year.

InfraVia’s decade in Europe’s mid-market

The French manager had a busy 2018 celebrating a fourth fund close and 10 years of existence. Founder and CEO Vincent Levita and partner Bruno Candès tell us what’s next for the firm and why they will keep saying no to larger deals.
Wind power

Nordic renewables platform one of last deals from Ardian Fund IV

Similar in strategy to US platform Sky Renewables, the €300m investment aims to build a portfolio focused on wind, solar, hydro and biomass.

II Awards 2018: I Squared sweeps the board

The fund manager triumphed across a range of regions and sectors, not to mention our global fundraising and fund manager categories. Antin and GIP are two of the other stand-outs of our 10th global awards.

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