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Stonepeak targets $1.25bn with new renewables fund – exclusive

The vehicle is being led by Hong Kong-based Hajir Naghdy, who joined from Macquarie Capital at the end of last year.
BlackRock has acquired a North American solar and energy storage business that was launched in 2012 as a GE subsidiary.

BlackRock buys GE’s North American solar business

The New York-based firm is currently raising its third renewables vehicle after closing on $1.65bn for its second in 2017.

Macquarie’s GIG targeting $1.5bn for new renewables fund – exclusive

The vehicle is targeting high single-digit returns and will focus investments mostly in Europe.

First phase of Blackstone’s infra fundraising ends on $14bn

More than 80 investors committed to the New York-based firm’s inaugural infrastructure fundraise.
technology, innovation

‘We try to be open-minded about new tech’: MIRA’s head of innovation

Peter Durante talks to Infrastructure Investor about his role and how the fund manager thinks about technology.
Container freight train

Brookfield Infra, GIC team up in $6.4bn railroad deal

The firms’ offer represents a 39.5% premium to Genesee & Wyoming’s 8 March stock price of $80.28.
Battery pack

Quinbrook seals landmark solar-plus-storage deal in the US

Fund manager’s co-founder says the Gemini project – one of three procured by Nevada’s largest utility, NV Energy – will be among the biggest in the world.
hydropower

I Squared sells Cube Hydro to Canadian utility

The Miami-based firm has realised more than $2.8bn from the exits of three platform companies formed through its first infrastructure fund.
Direct investing

The price of direct investing

Going direct is well-suited to infrastructure. But anyone looking to do it will have to tackle tough questions around compensation and transparency.

‘It’s hard to find a diverse manager in infrastructure’

CIO Angela Miller-May explains why being 52.1% short of its total funding doesn’t stop the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund from prioritising investing with diverse managers.
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