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Ardian plots €4bn fifth European fund – exclusive

The vehicle is set to be launched after the manager closes on its debut Americas strategy, which has so far garnered $550m – surpassing its original $500m target.

InstarAGF mulls C$1bn sophomore vehicle – exclusive

The firm buys 50% of the Canadian company and will help develop its $150m pipeline of projects in Vancouver and Toronto.

OTPP’s head of infra departs – exclusive

Andrew Claerhout spent 13 years at the Canadian pension and the last four-and-a-half as head of its C$18.9bn infrastructure programme.

Partners Group exits Japan Solar – exclusive

The sale has netted Partners Group a 3.2x blended gross return following a $250m investment in 2014. It had invested in the Japanese platform alongside Equis Energy. The Swiss firm divested its stake in Japan Solar to a consortium led by Global Infrastructure Partners.

Exclusive: Agrawal takes KKR infra top spot as global co-head departs

Industry veteran Jesús Olmos, who joined the private equity firm a decade ago, is leaving at the end of April.

Exclusive: Korea’s Hangang to launch $188m solar debt fund

The firm’s third and largest vehicle of its kind is targeting capital from domestic institutional investors.

Exclusive: LS Power IV hits quick $1.5bn first close

The firm’s fourth energy infrastructure fund raised three-quarters of its $2bn target between September and December, as it races towards its hard-cap.

Exclusive: Edelweiss’s Indian infra fund eyes $350m Q1 first close

The vehicle has already secured $75m of commitments, with the manager expecting domestic LPs to contribute 40% of its $1bn target.

Exclusive: Novacap targets C$500m for debut infra fund

The Montreal-based firm is expecting low-teen returns for its inaugural infra fund, targeting North and South American assets.

Exclusive: First State to seek extension to EDIF II €900m hard-cap

The firm is looking to close its second series of fundraising on €1.1bn early next year.