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Willis Towers Watson expands FoF strategy with new fund launch

Following the success of its sterling-denominated fund that has raised £1bn to date, the London-based firm is launching a similar vehicle that will be available to the broader European market.

Private markets lift OMERS after tough year in equities

Private market returns including infrastructure dipped slightly for the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System but offset steeper losses suffered in a volatile year of public trading, the Canadian pension said in annual results published this week. Investments in private equity, real estate and infrastructure generated a combined 10.7 percent in 2018, down by nearly a […]

KKR, BlackRock debut in Middle East with $4bn Abu Dhabi pipeline deal

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company believes the deal ‘is laying the groundwork’ for further infrastructure investment by institutional investors.
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Throwing a FiT: inside Taiwan’s offshore wind debacle

After an unexpected feed-in-tariff cut, investors and developers ponder whether they have overlooked political risks in a seemingly promising market.

Infranode plans second Nordic fund launch in H2 – exclusive

The Swedish manager is at the early stages of planning the fund, which could raise up to €1bn.

EQT makes US midstream its last investment from Fund III

EQT made the last investment from its €4 billion third infrastructure fund in a US midstream business. The news comes as its fourth fundraise, targeting as much as €9 billion, looks to wrap up in the next couple of months, a source familiar with the matter said. Kodiak Gas Services, a Houston-based midstream company, is […]

Brookfield adds renewables sleeve to BIF IV

Brookfield Asset Management is offering investors additional exposure to renewable energy assets through a “sleeve” it has included in its fourth flagship infrastructure fund that will be dedicated to the sector, the firm said during an earnings call. Bruce Flatt, chief executive of the $350 billion asset manager, said the new product offering, which coincides […]

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Investcorp, Aberdeen target GCC infra with $1bn fund

The joint venture marks a first for both: the launch of an infra business for the Bahrain-based private equity firm and a new geography for the UK-based asset manager.
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MIRA reveals A$8.7bn equity raising and appoints new Americas chief

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets has revealed that it raised A$8.7 billion ($6.2 billion; €5.5 billion) of new equity in the three months to 31 December 2018. The figure includes A$7.4 billion of equity raised in Europe alone, most of which was for Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 6. Infrastructure Investor reported that MEIF6 had raised […]

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