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About 60%-70% of the fund has already been committed, with Omnes having seen a growth in solar development in northern Europe.
The UK-based infrastructure investor and developer will be split into a development company and an asset company should KKR’s £2bn offer be accepted.
The Europe-focused energy transition vehicle has shifted its length to 10 years from its predecessor's 20.
The Madrid-based firm has also made its first investment through Fund II, acquiring a controlling stake in Spanish community solar developer Barter Energy.
The French manager has already deployed circa €1bn from its latest core fund across transportation, digital and social infra in France, Spain and Portugal.
Container freight train
The Vauban-led consortium, which also includes Swiss Life, is understood to be one of four bidders for Ermewa Group, the second-largest industrial railcar lessor in Europe.
Philippe Busslinger, the Canadian pension’s head of infrastructure in Europe, explains what was behind its 8.6% return last year and how it plans to battle increased competition.
The decision from majority-owner Sun Life will see InfraRed’s European real estate platform sold, while its Asia platform will be merged with Sun Life’s main private real estate business.
The vehicle will continue its predecessor's mid-market strategy of investing in energy transition, telecoms and public transport.
The London-based GP has brought together AP4, IMAS Foundation, Industriens Pension and KLP to target core infra assets in Western Europe.
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