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NIIF-backed logistics fund makes debut investment

The NIIF-DP World joint fund is buying a majority stake in an Indian logistics solutions provider from Warburg Pincus, the IFC, Abraaj and the company's founders.

Golding raises €950m for infra vehicles

The firm closed its main infrastructure vehicle €150m above its target and hit a first close on its co-investment programme.

StepStone awarded GPIF global core infra mandate

Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management will act as the ‘gatekeeper’ to conduct due diligence on the fund of funds manager.

Russia-Japan Investment Fund makes first deals

The $1bn joint vehicle co-invested with RDIF to spend nearly $170m on stakes in Russia’s Transneft and the EN+ Group.

Partners, Equis ink $250m Japan solar deal

The two fund managers are hoping that the first plants developed out of the JV will be operational before the end of the year.

Carlyle closes energy mezz fund on $1.4bn

The firm’s first energy mezzanine fund collected nearly double its $750m target and has already made six investments in both power generation and oil and gas assets.

BlackRock sets up Euro infra debt team

Philippe Benaroya, Chris Wrenn and Gilles Lengaigne – who worked together at Blackstone/GSO for over 10 years – are launching BlackRock’s European infrastructure debt investment unit in London. The team will target investment grade infrastructure debt investments for insurers and other investors.

Schupp switches from Pantheon to Hastings

Heiko Schupp, who joined London-based funds of funds manager Pantheon in November last year, has now joined the London office of Australia’s Hastings Funds Management as an investment director.

McPhee, Mangraviti at new infra business

Quay Partners, the Australian private equity adviser and funds of funds manager, has launched a new four-strong infrastructure advisory group including Matthew McPhee and Nancy Mangraviti. They were part of a planned infrastructure fund of funds at RBC which failed to materialise.

India Summit: GPs must get exits in order

Improving returns and changing LP perceptions were among key talking points at the PE Asia India Summit in Mumbai.
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