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Investors will require local knowledge and expertise to make the most of the opportunities that growth markets have to offer.
Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge, São Paulo, Brazil
Despite some troubled economies, the region is growing as an infrastructure investment opportunity, writes Joel Kranc.
The vehicle is a first of its kind in Brazil’s infra market and is investing in operating renewables and power transmission assets.
The Paris-based fund manager expects to reach final close on $1.5bn before summer, a target which, if met, will make AAIF V nearly double the size of its predecessor.
Final commitments to the firm’s latest energy fund will put the fundraising total above a $4bn target and at or near its hard-cap.
The tie-up between two Canadian pensions to purchase a 40% in a Mexican infrastructure group scooped Deal of the Year in Latin America.
The US-based firm ended 2020 with more than $9bn committed to its latest flagship fund and nearly $1bn committed to a new emerging markets vehicle.
Investors are looking favourably again at South America’s largest market, just as it restarts its power auctions and seeks to attract foreign capital for the sector.
As US firms seek to shorten their supply chains, we examine the possibilities for investment in US-Mexico trade infrastructure.
Solar panels, photovoltaic - alternative electricity source
The new platform, which builds on IFM and Trafigura’s existing Impala Terminals business, could deploy $2bn in renewable energy generation.

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