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Equis to launch new Asian infrastructure developer – exclusive

The fund manager will look to attract institutional capital to invest in the new company, while its management team will hold a ‘significant minority stake,’ a source said.

GIP raises $13.5bn for Fund IV, eyes September final close – exclusive

Nearly 150 LPs have committed to GIP IV, which will follow the same strategy as its predecessors and target 15%-20% gross returns.

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.

Campbell Lutyens plots Paris office amid Brexit concerns – exclusive

The placement agent and advisory firm is among the first to announce a new office opening as part of its Brexit contingency plans.

Argo IP targets Australian and Asian LPs with new MD hire – exclusive

QIC’s Melannie Pyzik will join Argo Infrastructure Partners this month in a new Sydney-based role with a remit to focus on local investor relations.

wpd to scrap offshore wind project if Taiwan cuts tariffs – exclusive

The Taiwanese government is expected to announce a final decision on 2019 FiT by the end of next week.

GIP, I Squared, among heavyweights in pre-bid talks for six Indian airports

Investors are unhappy about the short time given to prepare the bids, which are due 14 February.
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Exclusive: Actis lowers infra fund target to $1.5bn

Emerging markets specialist Actis has delayed the first close of its inaugural infrastructure fund and lowered the target for the vehicle to $1.5 billion, a source familiar with the matter told Infrastructure Investor. The source said decreasing the fundraising target from $2 billion was done, in part, to allow for more co-investment opportunities, in which […]

Equis targets $2bn for new fund as it shifts away from renewables – exclusive

The new vehicle will focus on biomass, healthcare infrastructure, PPPs and waste and water facilities, as Asian renewables ‘heating up’.

Saudi Aramco taps Skandia exec to lead PE unit – exclusive

Jonas Nyquist, most recently head of private equity and infrastructure at the Swedish life insurer, will head a team at the oil and gas giant's fund management subsidiary.
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