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‘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.

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.

French government clears one hurdle to ADP privatisation

Yet other hurdles remain, including a possible referendum on the proposed sale that is pending approval by the Constitutional Council.

Meridiam collects further €339m in reopening of African infra fund

The fund launched in 2015 is now €246m above its original target size, after falling short by €93m in the first fundraising round.
Wind power

Nordic renewables platform one of last deals from Ardian Fund IV

Similar in strategy to US platform Sky Renewables, the €300m investment aims to build a portfolio focused on wind, solar, hydro and biomass.
Gilets jaunes

France Invest’s Gaillard on why PE isn’t at odds with the gilets jaunes

France’s parliament is working on legal reforms that introduce a tax-efficient system to distribute a portion of capital gains among all employees of an acquired company.

BlackRock divests French solar portfolio to Samsung-led consortium

The 14 operating assets mark the first realisation for BlackRock’s Global Renewable Power Fund I, with GRP II 80% deployed and a third vehicle in the series earmarked for 2019.

InfraVia hits €2bn close on fourth fund – exclusive

The French firm achieved a 100% re-up rate amid growing investor appetite, particularly from North America and Asia.

InfraVia acquires Irish hospital group

The French fund manager has agreed to buy Mater Private from US private equity firm HarbourVest Partners.
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