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Tokyo Summit: Japanese LPs are ready to go beyond core

Investors are looking at value-add and infra-like strategies, as they look to diversify across geographies, vintages and managers.

Carlyle plots infra debt buildout with Erik Savi hire – exclusive

Executive’s arrival comes two months after leaving his position as head of infra debt at BlackRock.

Tokyo Summit: Investors sound warning over UK political uncertainty and Brexit

Investors fear a Labour government opposed to private infra ownership might be 'canary in the coalmine' for similar populist movements across Europe.

Seoul Summit: ‘Avoid shoddy copy-paste e-mails,’ South Korean LPs tell fund managers

Country’s institutions expect GPs to customise their communications when seeking investors’ business and capital.

Data assets a likely landing spot for recycled Brookfield Infrastructure capital

The Toronto-based fund manager is looking to make up to $2bn from selling assets, and views data infrastructure as a promising area for investment.

QIC in take-private discussions with fibre network operator Superloop

The Brisbane-based fund manager has made an offer that values Superloop at approx. A$493m as it continues to make investments through its Global Infrastructure Fund.

Israel Infrastructure Partners eyes July close for $350m debut fund

Firm has so far raised around $250m from European LPs as it seeks to generate returns of about 12%.

Macquarie secures 20 years of shipping business after $1.8bn deal

A minimum-volume commitment for an Asian shipping company to use the Long Beach Container Terminal in California ‘implies’ a 12x EBITDA margin over 20 years, a source said.

Union Investment raises €442m with Mercer for maiden infra fund

Vehicle’s managers to make direct, primary and secondary investments in western Europe and North America, targeting returns of 6%-8%.

DOWNLOAD: 2019 fundraising off to a strong start

With nearly $20bn raised in Q1, expect 2019 to be another record-breaking year for infrastructure fundraising.

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