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GIP is two LPs away from $22bn Fund IV close

Commitments from two SWFs totalling around $1bn should help drive the record-breaking close above the fund's original $20bn hard-cap.
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CEFC backs MIRA’s emissions reduction efforts with A$100m commitment

Clean Energy Finance Corporation says that investors are ‘more aware than ever’ of the need to take action on energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.

2019 awards: Send us your highlights!

The 11th edition of II’s annual recognition of the asset class’s star performers is kicking off. Here is your chance to remind us of your milestones to date.
Climate change

Why investing in resilience is here to stay

There’s no question infrastructure assets are particularly exposed to climate change. But, how can investors mitigate the risk? And are there opportunities to pursue through resilient investing? We turned to the industry to find out.
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German government presents plan to halt ‘ongoing crisis’ for onshore wind

The German government this week presented an 18-point plan to revive its onshore wind industry, which trade body BWE says has been suffering from an ‘ongoing crisis’.
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S Korean, N American investors launch OECD-focused infra platform

The partnership has secured $100m from a Korean investment bank and will seek to raise an additional $100m from North American investors.

Q3 fundraising signals a bumper Q4 on the way

The relatively lacklustre $49.5bn raised through the end of the third quarter is set to be overshadowed by the $40bn raised by GIP and Brookfield's latest flagships, putting 2019 on course to be a major fundraising year.
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ICG expands infra team with new hire in Germany

Swiss Life Asset Managers’ Frank Heiss will be based in Frankfurt and will be responsible for deal origination in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Nordics.

Greencoat fund makes £120m sustainable greenhouse investment

The greenhouses will be heated by waste heat from nearby water treatment facilities and result in a 75% carbon footprint reduction.

Ofgem admits price control errors leading to double-digit returns

The regulator also said underspending was a factor in the high performance of electricity transmission and gas distribution companies.
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