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Unlisted infra key to Australian superfunds’ success

Private markets exposure is paying off Down Under, according to research from consultancy Chant West, with infra and PE among the best-performing asset classes.

Former Trump infra advisor joins Stonepeak

DJ Gribbin’s appointment was announced days after the firm closed its third infrastructure fund on $7.2bn – its largest to date and the biggest raised in the sector this year.

Download: II’s H1 2018 Fundraising Report

After a record-breaking 2017, this year is also starting strongly, with more than $38bn raised during the first six months. The good news? There are still plenty of large closes to look forward to in H2.

Antin awarded €112m after ‘unjustified’ Spanish solar cuts

The manager invested in the CSP sector in 2011 because it regarded it as ‘more sheltered from regulatory change’ than solar PV, which had been damaged by tariff cuts a year earlier.

Hot market cools sovereign funds’ appetite for infra

Intense competition, high valuations and regulatory uncertainty have led SWFs to shift from infrastructure to public equities – at least in developed markets, a new report finds.

Stonepeak closes year’s largest fund on $7.2bn

The firm has already started investing capital from Fund III, after bumping up its hard-cap to accommodate last-minute commitments.

Dalmore and Equitix make $1.9bn move for JLIF

The deal would give the duo a weighty PFI portfolio, while capping off a challenging 12 months for the listed fund.

CalPERS’ fiscal year performance led by 20% infrastructure returns

The $351bn pension fund’s results in the asset class exceeded the benchmark by 14.16 percentage points.

BlackRock keeps First Reserve’s winning formula as new fund hits $1.5bn first close

The Global Energy and Power Infrastructure Fund III has a $3.5bn target and is the first launched by the former First Reserve team following its acquisition.

The giant awakens: five charts on GPIF’s $1.77bn infra portfolio

The world’s largest pension pledges to keep building its alternatives portfolio – mostly made up of infrastructure at the moment – at a ‘stable pace’, as it eyes a 5% target.

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