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Sumitomo-led fund to acquire two UK offshore wind farms

The Japanese trading house has partnered with SMBC and the Development Bank of Japan to raise a ¥30 billion fund that will invest in offshore wind investments abroad.

Marubeni eyes ¥30bn first close for new infra fund

The trading house and Mizuho Bank have already committed capital to the new vehicle, which has a target of ¥50bn and will invest in transport and energy infra assets overseas.

Japan prepares new offshore wind auctions in 2019

The government is in the process of identifying candidate sites with the first auctions expected in ‘early summer’.

CITIC’s Xinjin to launch $3bn data centre-focused fund

The asset manager expects demand for data centres in China to be strong thanks to 5G and IoT technologies.

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.

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