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Partners Group, CDPQ and OTPPP team up for €4.6bn Techem buy

The acquisition from Macquarie comes roughly 10 years after MEIF2 paid €1.4bn to gain control of the German metering company.

MIRA raises $3.8bn, beating North America fund target

The firm has topped the $3.5bn fundraising goal for its Macquarie Infrastructure Partners IV vehicle and has yet to hold final close.

A lot done – much more to do

India’s infrastructure market continues to entice and, for some, to disappoint. While the government has made infrastructure development a priority and there are pockets of opportunity, the country still isn’t an easy market to invest in, finds Siddharth Poddar

AXA IM targets Japan and Australia for infra debt and equity investments

The insurance giant intends to use infra debt investments as a gateway to new markets.

Antin swoops in for sought-after Idex

The French firm is believed to have fended off competition from the likes of Ardian, IFM and Partners Group, in a deal worth between €1bn and 1.5bn.

Japan’s Mitsui makes first offshore wind investment in Taiwan

The Japanese investor considers the country more attractive than the ‘competitive’ European market.

How Ardian broke America

Mathias Burghardt tells us how the manager timed its inaugural Americas vehicle just right, what led the French fund manager to cross the Atlantic and the pleasant surprises that surfaced along the way.

PKA invests in €350m wind farm in first direct onshore move

The Danish pension fund hailed the 353MW project as ‘unique’ and a model for future investment.

Digital Colony hires ex-PSP director as fundraising nears final close

Steven Sonnenstein, who resigned from the Canadian pension in March, becomes managing director as the firm’s inaugural $3bn fund nears target.

First State appoints water chief as new European infra director

Nick Grant, until now CEO of Severn Trent Services, bolsters the firm’s infrastructure team following the departure of Phillipe Taillardat last September.

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