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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.

Ardian’s debut Americas fund tops $800m

The French manager beat its $500m target for its first dollar-denominated vehicle, targeting the energy and transport sectors, primarily in the US and Chile, but also in Canada and Mexico.

Edmond de Rothschild backs new energy transition strategy

The Paris-based private equity firm is helping to raise €200m for projects focusing on renewables, energy efficiency, water and waste management, and recycling.

Total backs new Chinese energy fund with $50m investment

The Cathay Smart Energy Fund has a $250m target and will invest in emerging technologies, including energy storage and low carbon assets in China.

Ardian intensifies North America focus with new hire

Mark Voccola, a partner at Ares EIF, will become co-head of Ardian Infrastructure US as the French firm raises $550m for its debut Americas fund.

AXA IM snaps up 15% stake in Agility Trains West

The French firm is acquiring the interest from John Laing for £230m, making it its first direct infra investment in the UK.

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