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Inside Colony Capital’s pivot to digital infra

The real estate firm is now one of the sector’s major players, thanks to the $4bn Digital Colony Partners. We examine how it got there despite a protracted period of corporate challenges, negative headlines and a mixed performance record.
Scott Chan

How to do business with CalSTRS

The $240bn pension aims to be the ‘partner of choice’ for managers, operating companies and its peers in direct structures. Deputy CIO Scott Chan explains how CalSTRS’ ‘collaborative model’ is the blueprint to achieve these goals.

Blackstone’s $26bn haul backs Schwarzman’s ‘go big’ thesis

Stephen Schwarzman took a position early on in the firm’s development that modest goals and bold ones required similar effort to achieve. So why not aim high?
Infrastructure Investor: The Decade

Stories of the Decade 2009: Chicago parking meters’ controversial decade 

The consortium is on track to recoup its $1.15bn investment by 2021 – just 12 years after being awarded a 75-year lease to operate the city’s on-street meters. But it still can’t shake the stigma of a bad PPP. 

Starwood’s first infra debt fund to launch later this year – exclusive

The investment firm has been moving towards this moment since acquiring GE Capital’s energy finance business and hiring an infrastructure debt specialist from Deutsche Bank.
REM - Light rail - Montreal

CDPQ’s big light-rail bet

One of the world’s most prominent direct investors is trying to prove it can do much more than back projects with capital by developing a C$6.3bn greenfield project in Montreal.
Resilience, resilient infrastructure

Meridiam, Rockefeller Foundation to launch resilience fund – exclusive

The move comes less than two weeks after the French fund manager announced its switch to a Benefit Corporation.
Indonesia

CPPIB enters SE Asia with toll road deal in Indonesia

The Canadian pension’s head of infrastructure says there ‘is a great fit between growth supporting infrastructure and infrastructure supporting growth’ in the country.

Landmark’s Infrastructure Partners II terms revealed

Infrastructure Partners II is targeting $1.5bn, more than treble the amount raised for Landmark's first infrastructure secondaries programme.
solar panels

Goldman collects $1.9bn for REIT-like solar venture

The investment bank plans to invest $4bn in US solar assets before holding an IPO in a few years, according to the head of renewable power.
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