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Two insurance giants – Dai-ichi Life and Nippon Life – have broadened their infrastructure debt scope from anchor investments in funds to making direct structured loans.
The $1.6bn project is being jointly developed with Thailand´s Gulf Energy Development, and has been backed by a consortium of 16 lenders.
Private-equity head Hideya Sadanaga talks about the challenges of launching the firm’s infrastructure programme, and explains why he’s determined to continue investing despite high prices.
Offshore wind park at daybreak.
The transaction marks the energy company’s second investment in a Macquarie Capital-backed offshore wind project in Taiwan.
Tokyo skyline, Japan
The debut infra vehicle is aiming to purchase two Australian transportation PPPs from the Japanese trading house by November.
Tokyo skyline, Japan
The new fee to fund grid construction and maintenance could dampen investors’ confidence as the country looks to develop its offshore wind sector, experts say.
Summer blue sky and airfield in Asahikawa Hokkaido Japan
Airport PPPs may have been a success but local authorities are still reluctant to transfer other types of assets to the private sector.
Tokyo skyline, Japan
Almost half of LPs are undecided on whether to increase their exposure to the asset class, a new survey reveals.
Offshore wind
Most of the EIAs local firms have launched are located in the selected areas, a source said.
China is trailing behind its neighbour in infrastructure projects across the region by $66 billion, notwithstanding Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative.
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