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The Paris-based firm has raised more than €5bn this year across five strategies, all of which qualify as Article 9 funds dedicated exclusively to sustainability.
Whitehelm founder Graham Matthews will lead the infra business with the aim of growing it to between €15bn-€20bn in the medium term.
Founders Alain Rauscher and Mark Crosbie will retain “the bulk” of the company’s ownership, with the IPO to provide flexibility to expand into new strategies.
A pandemic deal binge gave the firm’s open-end fund a portfolio of platforms to grow over the decades. We catch up with Blackstone’s senior team and its LPs to tell the story behind the manager’s infra programme.
Berlin
A new quota system in Germany’s biggest state will encourage greater institutional exposure to the asset class. But there’s room to go further, says Florian Martin, managing director of KGAL Investment Management.
The offer represents a 38.6% premium to Aves One’s three-month volume-weighted average share price, giving it an enterprise value of €1bn.
The blast caused a number of fatalities and injuries in one of the complexes operated by Currenta, acquired by MIRA funds in 2019.
agriculture, solar
The energy transition-focused fund manager has deployed roughly 60% of Infragreen IV and plans to launch Fund V, for which it will link carried interest to ESG objectives, next spring.
Infra Debt II, which is targeting €750m, has been launched alongside a separate junior debt fund.
The fund, which is believed to be targeting about €500m, is set for a first close before the end of the year.
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