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Victoria Judd and Henrietta Worthington, two counsels at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, discuss four key considerations.
The fund manager has appointed Andrew Jones, formerly of AMP Capital, to head up the new strategy from its Sydney office.
The deal, alongside BAE and Willis Towers Watson pension schemes, is the result of 18 months preparatory work, according to Greencoat’s Laurence Fumagalli.
Unlisted, closed-end funds raised 15% less than in 2019. But with $102.6 billion amassed, 2020 is still the third best year on record.
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The firm has also opened an office in Frankfurt – its first in Germany – as it seeks €750m for infrastructure secondaries.
The manager expects to close the UK government-backed fund this quarter after receiving commitments from Willis Towers Watson and Morgan Stanley.
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The firm has already deployed $1.8bn from Asia Pacific Infrastructure Investors, across six investments in Asia, including its first in the Philippines.
The manager has for now outbid Blackstone, which had partnered with Bill Gates’ Cascade Investments, Signature’s largest shareholder, to bid for the private aviation services firm.
The firm is understood to be in pre-marketing for the two vehicles, having launched its last European fund in 2016 and its Africa fund in 2015.
Carlyle, BlackRock and Blackstone are among several firms that have condemned the violent riots that took place at the Capitol earlier this week.
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