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GIP is two LPs away from $22bn Fund IV close

Commitments from two SWFs totalling around $1bn should help drive the record-breaking close above the fund's original $20bn hard-cap.

MassMutual subsidiary Barings targets real assets secondaries

The investment manager has raised $235m for a global real assets fund, 10% of which will be invested via secondaries.

Northleaf’s Flood on finding inefficiencies in the mid-market

Northleaf ranked 21st in the latest SI 30, having raised $2.38bn between January 2014 and June 2019. Sister publication Secondaries Investor caught up with managing director Michael Flood to discuss the firm’s recent $1bn raise and competition in the mid-market.

Alaska Permanent Fund taps Barings to invest in state infra

The MassMutual subsidiary will manage half of APF’s $200m Alaska Future Fund, a recently-launched in-state investment platform, targeting real assets and private equity.
Climate change

Why investing in resilience is here to stay

There’s no question infrastructure assets are particularly exposed to climate change. But, how can investors mitigate the risk? And are there opportunities to pursue through resilient investing? We turned to the industry to find out.
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S Korean, N American investors launch OECD-focused infra platform

The partnership has secured $100m from a Korean investment bank and will seek to raise an additional $100m from North American investors.
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Northleaf secures $400m to invest in secondaries

A significant portion of the capital is part of an expanded secondaries-focused mandate with Canadian pension fund CDPQ.
Apollo's James Zelter

Apollo, Oaktree top execs warn on regulation and populism

Top executives including Howard Marks and James Zelter expressed concern at last week's PDI Forum about political change and the risk of private equity being ‘squashed’.
Infrastructure Investor: The Decade

Stories of the Decade 2012: Leap of faith rewarded 

CalSTRS’ $500m commitment to IFM Investors was 2012’s largest allocation to an infra vehicle and offered a taste of the fundraising heights to come. 
Infrastructure Investor: The Decade

Stories of the Decade 2010: Rise of the big PE houses 

Blackstone’s modest $200m first close in 2010 was vastly overshadowed by the $14bn it raised for its relaunched vehicle in 2019. Now KKR, Carlyle and Apollo are also eyeing the asset class hungrily. 
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