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Flatt and Marks exclusive interviews: How ‘Brooktree’ reshapes the landscape

It’s all in the timing – or is it? We speak with Howard Marks and Bruce Flatt about the deal that has got everyone talking.

Kurt Summers: Chicago is on an ESG mission

The City of Chicago treasurer on why he took a stand on ESG and what he considers the biggest threat to private equity as we know it.

Sparx closes greenfield renewables fund on ¥31.6bn – exclusive

Backed by Chubu Electric, Toyota, Mizuho Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, the new fund exceeded its original ¥30bn target and has already invested in a solar project in Japan.
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WSIB turns $500m Geronimo commitment into partnership with National Grid

The Washington State Investment Board has restructured $500 million originally committed to the Geronimo Renewable Infrastructure Partners fund into a co-investment partnership with the UK’s National Grid. According to a document published on WSIB’s website published online, the US pension announced the allocation shift this week. It comes after the UK utility bought out the […]

What OMERS learnt managing third-party capital

With C$18bn in the asset class, head of infrastructure Ralph Berg says that partnering with some of the world’s most sophisticated institutions is ‘now a core pillar’ of the pension’s strategy.
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Antin halfway to fund IV target with first close – exclusive

Firm raises more than €2.5bn for its fourth vintage as it heads towards target of about €5bn-€6bn.

I Squared exits solar company and targets Asian gas market

I Squared Capital’s co-founder has told Infrastructure Investor that Asia’s natural gas sector is a more attractive opportunity than renewables, after announcing the sale of Singapore-based solar company Amplus Energy Solutions. Gautam Bhandari said he was “very happy with the result” of I Squared’s investment in Amplus, which the firm sold this month to Malaysian […]

Edmond de Rothschild eyes €750m July close for fourth infra debt fund – exclusive

A fifth vehicle, which could secure commitments of about €1bn, may follow before the end of the year.

IFM Investors settles sexual harassment case for £270,000

Settlement exceeds the £236,000 that former analyst Nathalie Abildgaard had been seeking at employment tribunal.

Swedish pension trio plug $970m into new infra investment company

Polhem Infra’s backers believe it will have a competitive advantage by investing to hold rather than to sell.

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