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Exclusive: Actis lowers infra fund target to $1.5bn

Emerging markets specialist Actis has delayed the first close of its inaugural infrastructure fund and lowered the target for the vehicle to $1.5 billion, a source familiar with the matter told Infrastructure Investor. The source said decreasing the fundraising target from $2 billion was done, in part, to allow for more co-investment opportunities, in which […]

A prolonged government shutdown could upend private deals

There are no signs President Trump and Congress are closing in on an agreement over the budget to resume work, and the shutdown comes at a time when the stock and bond markets have experienced volatility under the spectre of rising interest rates.

KKR targets Canadian energy with new JV

New York-based KKR and SemGroup, headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, announced a partnership to build out oil and gas transportation services in Western Canada’s Montney Basin and will acquire Meritage Midstream for $449 million to seed the new venture. KKR committed $385 million to take a 49 percent stake in SemCAMS Midstream ULC, which will be […]

London court to hear IFM Investors sexual harassment case this week

A former analyst in the manager’s European infra team is bringing charges against the firm and one of its European executive directors.

UBS closes debt fund on €1bn hard-cap – exclusive

Archmore Infrastructure Debt Platform II is almost double the size of its predecessor and is 20% invested.

GIP hires Jim Yong Kim after surprise World Bank resignation

His new role will allow him to focus on issues such as climate change and developing infrastructure in emerging markets, Kim told colleagues in an email.

InfraRed eyes 1.5GW subsidy-free Spanish solar after $1.2bn fund close

Up to 12 projects will be developed over the coming years through the seventh investment of InfraRed’s fifth fund.
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CEO leaves UK’s Pension Infrastructure Platform

Mike Weston’s exit comes shortly after PIP’s flagship Multi-Strategy Infrastructure Fund became almost fully invested.

KKR spreads its wings with $1bn aircraft leasing investment

The deal for a 50% share in Altavair has been made by both KKR’s infrastructure and credit businesses.

2018 awards: It’s the final countdown!

You have one week before voting closes for our 10th annual awards. Read on to find out more about the frontrunners and which races are still tight.

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