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GIP is two LPs away from $22bn Fund IV close

Commitments from two SWFs totalling around $1bn should help drive the record-breaking close above the fund's original $20bn hard-cap.

MassMutual subsidiary Barings targets real assets secondaries

The investment manager has raised $235m for a global real assets fund, 10% of which will be invested via secondaries.
Infrastructure Investor: The Decade

Stories of the Decade 2017: The mega-funds arrive 

GIP closed the largest-ever unlisted infrastructure vehicle on $15.8bn, thus foreshadowing the following year’s record fundraising. 

Q3 fundraising signals a bumper Q4 on the way

The relatively lacklustre $49.5bn raised through the end of the third quarter is set to be overshadowed by the $40bn raised by GIP and Brookfield's latest flagships, putting 2019 on course to be a major fundraising year.
Canadian flag

Northleaf secures $400m to invest in secondaries

A significant portion of the capital is part of an expanded secondaries-focused mandate with Canadian pension fund CDPQ.

Allianz ups target after €600m first close for infra equity fund

The firm’s European infra fund is its first attempt at raising third-party institutional capital for an infrastructure equity strategy.
Infrastructure Investor: The Decade

Stories of the Decade 2010: Rise of the big PE houses 

Blackstone’s modest $200m first close in 2010 was vastly overshadowed by the $14bn it raised for its relaunched vehicle in 2019. Now KKR, Carlyle and Apollo are also eyeing the asset class hungrily. 
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.

Starwood’s first infra debt fund to launch later this year – exclusive

The investment firm has been moving towards this moment since acquiring GE Capital’s energy finance business and hiring an infrastructure debt specialist from Deutsche Bank.
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.
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