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Proskauer: Funds should prepare for worst-case Brexit scenario

The law firm advises funds to act now to put contingency plans in place for a no-deal split between the UK and EU.

InfraRed undergoes new leadership change

The London-based investment manager has promoted James Hall-Smith and Harry Seekings as co-heads of infrastructure following the departure of Ben Loomes.

Partners Group bolsters Australian wind portfolio with Murra Warra deal

The acquisition of the 226MW project from RES and Macquarie Capital for ‘more than $142m’ is the Swiss firm’s fourth major wind farm investment in the country since 2015.

Politics poses biggest risk to European credit

Potential crisis around trade, Brexit and Italy’s government could cause trouble for credit markets.

Ardian offloads Luxembourg utility to Chinese SOE

China Southern Power Grid International will be the second-largest shareholder in Encevo after acquiring the French fund manager’s 25.5% stake.

AP Moller fund’s debut deal derailed by lack of power-supply agreement

The guarantee was crucial for the $375m valuation the Danish manager and the UK’s CDC were offering for Zambia’s Copperbelt Energy Corporation.

Partners Group goes on hiring spree to meet LP demand

The investment firm could reach up to 150 hires by the end of the year to match its anticipated AUM growth for the year.

Swiss Life’s second infra fund closes on €1.2bn

With 60% of GIO II already invested, the insurance group is looking to fully deploy the vehicle within the next year and build a portfolio of 10 to 12 assets.

Ancala eyes Europe as Fund II reaches €133m first close

Having deployed roughly 75% of its maiden fund, the UK-based mid-market asset manager has returned to the market, seeking €600m for its sophomore vehicle.

Europe ups renewables target to 32% by 2030

An overnight agreement led to an initial 27% target for 2030 being increased to 32% and recommendations for member states to ‘avoid’ retroactive changes.

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