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UK’s Nest selects BNP Paribas for multi-asset private credit mandate

The mandate will establish an evergreen fund to invest in a wide variety of debt instruments including real assets, SMEs and US and UK mid-market loans.
Frankfurt

ICG expands infra team with new hire in Germany

Swiss Life Asset Managers’ Frank Heiss will be based in Frankfurt and will be responsible for deal origination in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Nordics.
Sustainability, green energy, environment

Ardian’s Nordic renewables platform secures its first PPA

The objective is to build eNordic into a €3bn holding with a generation capacity of 1.6GW over the next five years.  
AI, tech, robot

InfraVia adds line of business with launch of €300m growth fund

The fund manager believes there is ‘immeasurable opportunity in the infratech ecosystem’ which it aims to capitalise on by investing in tech companies at the scale-up stage.
Resilience, resilient infrastructure

Meridiam, Rockefeller Foundation to launch resilience fund – exclusive

The move comes less than two weeks after the French fund manager announced its switch to a Benefit Corporation.
Sustainability, green energy, environment

Meridiam embraces impact investing with switch to Benefit Corporation

Founder and CEO Thierry Déau says the manager has been focusing on social and environmental responsibility since inception, with ‘no contradiction between impact and good returns’.
Santiago, Chile

Ardian enters Chile’s transport sector with toll road investment

The deal marks the French firm’s first investment in the Latin American transportation sector and the first in the region for the $800 million Ardian Americas Infrastructure Fund IV.
Paris Eiffel Tower

‘No limit’ to AXA IM Real Assets’ potential investments in infra

CEO Izabelle Scemama said the French asset manager is interested in ‘the classic infrastructure sectors’, but not PPPs where returns are ‘more challenging’.

Ping An launches infra fund-of-funds strategy with ‘top-quality’ seed assets

European secondaries specialist Ardian will act as anchor investor and offer current partners the opportunity to become LPs alongside it, a source said.
Raising Hands for Participation,Vote,

France threatens to fall down the referendum rabbit hole

Resorting to a plebiscite to block the privatisation of airport operator ADP would not only be counterproductive, it would set a dangerous precedent whereby a minority in parliament could block legislation it didn’t like.
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