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We bring you some expected highlights from our last conference of the year, due to kick off next week.
Solar panels
The Montreal-based firm has made its first investment through the fund, backing a Greek solar farm with a long-term off-take agreement.
OPIC’s David Bohigian explains how Blue Dot Network, a multilateral initiative backed by the US, Australia and Japan, will establish best practices that will serve ‘as a seal of approval on project excellence’.
Telecommunications
Andrew Claerhout is joining the NY-based private equity firm, which has exposure to telecoms and digital infrastructure, as it looks to launch a broader infra strategy.
The appointment comes less than two months after Dylan Foo resigned as AMP Capital’s head of infrastructure equity in the Americas and was succeeded by Simon Ellis.
Sustainability, green energy, environment
Pollination will focus solely on energy transition through advisory services it will provide to governments and policy makers and its investment arm, which will seek to raise $4bn.
Infratech Nov 2019 google cover story
Alphabet’s entry into the asset class foreshadows a potential disruption that will force investors to choose between betting on tech or being disrupted themselves.
IFM chief executive Brett Himbury says deals at such a large scale see ‘improved’ risk-return dynamics compared with others at a lower ticket.
Toronto
Pickett will report to Stephen Dowd, the firm’s global head of infrastructure, who also worked at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.
Climate concerns have historically been an afterthought for North American capital, but that is changing, as evidenced by the $240bn pension's new sustainability plan.
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