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After a record-breaking 2017, this year is also starting strongly, with more than $38bn raised during the first six months. The good news? There are still plenty of large closes to look forward to in H2.

Denmark’s Nykredit seeks $314m for infra FoFs strategy

The new vehicle is targeted at Danish investors just below the ranks of the country’s large pension schemes and is backed by Sampension as liquidity provider.

Stonepeak closes year’s largest fund on $7.2bn

The firm has already started investing capital from Fund III, after bumping up its hard-cap to accommodate last-minute commitments.

Swiss Life’s second infra fund closes on €1.2bn

With 60% of GIO II already invested, the insurance group is looking to fully deploy the vehicle within the next year and build a portfolio of 10 to 12 assets.

Access ploughs through target with €371m close

The fund has already invested €117m across seven assets and received significant backing from Finnish investors.

BlackRock keeps First Reserve’s winning formula as new fund hits $1.5bn first close

The Global Energy and Power Infrastructure Fund III has a $3.5bn target and is the first launched by the former First Reserve team following its acquisition.

Ancala eyes Europe as Fund II reaches €133m first close

Having deployed roughly 75% of its maiden fund, the UK-based mid-market asset manager has returned to the market, seeking €600m for its sophomore vehicle.

KKR nears its largest fund close ever for ‘poster child’ infra

The firm expects its third infrastructure vehicle to raise about $7bn later this year, boosting management fees from the asset class by $80m.

Macquarie hits €2.5bn close on super-core fund

The new offering has raised €1bn more than its initial target, with the next round of fundraising expected later this year or early next, EMEA head Leigh Harrison tells Infrastructure Investor.

Amundi secures €500m for first-time energy transition fund

The ‘pure play’ energy infrastructure vehicle, which is also backed by EDF, has secured 15 investors including the European Investment Bank and Crédit Agricole Assurances.

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