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II Awards 2018: Global winners

I Squared, AMP Capital, Brookfield and OTPP are among the winners in our global category.

II Awards 2018: Europe, Middle East and Africa winners

Antin Infrastructure Partners, Meridiam and InfraVia were among those picking up the prizes in EMEA.

KKR, BlackRock debut in Middle East with $4bn Abu Dhabi pipeline deal

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company believes the deal ‘is laying the groundwork’ for further infrastructure investment by institutional investors.
World Trade Center skyscraper and skyline of Manama City,Kingdom of Bahrain, Middle East

Investcorp, Aberdeen target GCC infra with $1bn fund

The joint venture marks a first for both: the launch of an infra business for the Bahrain-based private equity firm and a new geography for the UK-based asset manager.

ANALYSIS: Healthcare investing is ‘not for the faint-hearted’

An ageing population coupled with government budgetary constraints provide strong fundamentals. But while infra investors might be better custodians than PE, we find they should do a thorough check-up before diving in.

Blackstone confident, but sees ‘challenges’ to Saudi-backed infra fund

Two LPs committed to the $40bn vehicle told us they are monitoring the situation involving a journalist's disappearance and the questions surrounding Saudi Arabia's potential involvement.

Saudi Aramco taps Skandia exec to lead PE unit – exclusive

Jonas Nyquist, most recently head of private equity and infrastructure at the Swedish life insurer, will head a team at the oil and gas giant's fund management subsidiary.

Blackstone hires CDC’s head of infra to lead new MENA power sector venture

The New York-based manager is launching Zarou through Blackstone Energy Partners, with Sameh Shenouda to head up the new company.

Abraaj’s unravelling tells us due diligence must change

The troubles at the Middle East’s biggest private equity firm are relevant to investors in any private asset class.

Saudi Arabia’s PIF becomes 25% owner of power group ACWA

The sovereign wealth fund’s investment comes ahead of a planned IPO by the company, which has increasingly been diversifying towards renewable energy globally.

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