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‘No question there’s risk’ but LatAm opportunities are worth it

While the region continues to experience some volatility and uncertainty – elections, slower-than-expected economic recovery and the lingering after-effects of corruption – infrastructure investors tell Kalliope Gourntis all the reasons that keep them coming back.

US targets Panama for energy investments and regional LNG hub

The two countries have signed a memorandum of understanding to foster private investments in energy infrastructure, including a new 381MW gas-fired power plant.

Cubico’s head of Brazil to lead new GTIS infra group

The real estate firm plans to make its first infrastructure investment within nine months, targeting assets in Brazil as the country emerges from recession.

Chinese ‘to increase’ investment in Latin American infrastructure

The People’s Republic’s expansion drive could boost the region’s economy but could also lead to a heavier sovereign debt burden and trade imbalances, Moody’s warns.

BNP Paribas plans North and Latin America infra debt strategy – exclusive

The French banking group is attracted by the ‘very active’ US market, saying the potential move is not directly linked to President Trump’s focus on infrastructure.

Ardian opens Santiago office to drive Latin America strategy

The French fund manager wants greater access to institutional investors in the region as well as closer proximity to investment opportunities.

Actis ‘cements’ presence in Mexico with $1.26bn InterGen deal

The firm is rebranding the 2.2GW portfolio of power assets as Saavi Energia.

Circuitus targets €2bn with maiden fund launch – exclusive

The firm is eyeing a first close in June, following backing from industrial partners, as it focuses predominantly on European greenfield.

IFM seals €2.16bn deal for OHL Group concessions portfolio

The Australian asset manager has gained exposure to Spain, Chile, Colombia and Peru through the acquisition from the Spanish construction firm.

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