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Japan’s TEPCO makes first overseas hydro investment

The transaction marks InfraCo Asia’s full exit from the Coc San plant in Vietnam, six years after its initial investment.

Inside Japan Post Insurance’s $10bn alternative investment plan

Tadasu Matsuo, managing director and head of alternative investment at Japan Post Insurance, lays out the investor’s diversified portfolio investment strategy in an interview with sister title PERE.

Dai-ichi Life backs new infra debt fund with $176m commitment

AMOAI, the new entity resulting from Asset Management One’s acquisition of Mizuho Global Alternative Investments, is targeting close to $900m for the new vehicle.

MUTB buys Colonial First State Global Asset Management for $2.9bn

Commonwealth Bank of Australia is selling the asset manager in a separate transaction from the planned demerger of its wealth management businesses.

Mizuho to launch new infra debt fund this month

The vehicle will be targeting senior debt for greenfield and brownfield projects in investment-grade countries, as well as developing markets through credit enhancement.

Orix, DBJ and Groupe ADP in the running for Hokkaido airports concession

The three have been shortlisted as the Japanese government seeks to privatise the seven airports by 2020 and boost tourism on the country’s northern-most island in the process.

Toyota commits $89m to new Sparx renewables fund

The Japanese asset management firm is initially investing $890,000 in the greenfield Mirai Renewable Energy Fund, targeting a final close by March 2019 on $267m.

Extreme weather ‘will not scare off infra investors in Japan’

But they will be watching whether the government delivers on its promise of support to Kansai International Airport’s concessionaire following the damage super-typhoon Jebi caused earlier this month.

SPARX hits $424m final close on brownfield renewables fund

The new fund has a target IRR of 5% and already owns a portfolio of 12 assets purchased from a previously liquidated SPARX fund.

GPIF gets go-ahead for direct fund commitments

The $1.5trn Japanese investor can now make direct investments into infrastructure, private equity and real estate funds.

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