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QIC Infrastructure Debt Fund II is a 10-year closed-end fund aiming to hold a first close before the end of 2024.
Gazprom advisor Andrey Konoplyanik, Columbia University professor Christof Ruhl and Jonathan Stern, a distinguished research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, discuss how the crisis might impact natural gas investing and infra portfolios.
IMCO infra head Tim Formuziewich tells us ‘competitive’ renewables pushed the asset manager to look at storage and shares his plan to turn Green Frog into a utility-scale platform.
It’s rare for one year to significantly change how investors perceive a specific sector, but 2020 arguably did just that for energy infra assets.
Energy demand has fallen sharply, and an oil price war has further destabilised the hydrocarbons sector.
The UAE pipelines purchase – one of the largest deals of the year – brings GIP III close to full deployment, as the fund suffers the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Toronto-based firm has already deployed 35% of its latest vehicle in three assets in the midstream and aviation sectors.
After a decade of investment in North America, some infrastructure LPs found the sector tied more closely to commodity risk than expected. Now, the coronavirus pandemic and Saudi oil price war could push them away for good.
Highly leveraged midstream companies are likely to default on loans, but natural gas, which has not seen commodity price volatility like oil has, is one bright spot.
IFM chief executive Brett Himbury says deals at such a large scale see ‘improved’ risk-return dynamics compared with others at a lower ticket.

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