Home North America

North America

Apollo plans infra fundraising after $1bn deal with GE

New York-based Apollo Global Management plans to use a recent $1 billion deal with General Electric as the foundation for a dedicated infrastructure strategy, its executives said during a recent earnings call. Apollo co-president Scott Kleinman called the recent acquisition of power and midstream assets from GE Capital, the US company’s investment arm, an “attractive […]

Carlyle agrees to terminal project amid rising US crude exports

The Carlyle Group has agreed to build a land-based oil export terminal on Harbor Island, off the coast of Texas in partnership with the Port of Corpus Christi Authority. The Washington DC-based private equity firm will have full ownership of the terminal, which Ferris Hussein, a managing director for the firm’s infrastructure group, said will […]

Solar and wind ‘to benefit most’ from California renewables mandate

Investments in solar and wind in California have the highest growth potential among renewable energy assets after the state’s governor, Jerry Brown, set a 100 percent clean generation mandate for 2045, S&P Global Ratings said in a recent report. There are going to be winners and losers from that shift, S&P claimed, with mainstay renewables […]

OP&F backs US-focused Axium fund with $125m

Montreal-based fund manager Axium Infrastructure received a $125 million commitment to its US-focused vehicle from the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund. OP&F is expanding its $283 million real assets portfolio with the commitment to Axium Infrastructure US Fund, which the firm will use to invest in energy, transportation and social infrastructure assets, according to […]

NMSIC backs BlackRock’s third energy and power fund with $100m

The New Mexico State Investment Council has approved a $100 million commitment to BlackRock’s Global Energy and Power Infrastructure Fund III, according to a spokesman for the state endowment. Documents from NMSIC’s board meeting this week show GEPIF III had raised $2.1 billion before the endowment’s commitment. The fund is a continuation of an energy […]

North Dakota pushes Macquarie towards MIP IV hard-cap

The North Dakota State Investment Board is committing $140 million to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets’ fourth flagship fund, according to documents made public before the pension manager’s upcoming board meeting. NDSIB’s first commitment to MIRA’s infrastructure programme is meant to diversify the pension system’s infrastructure portfolio. “JPMorgan is managing approximately $407.6 million in infrastructure […]

How aligned are Blackstone and its LPs with Saudi Arabia’s PIF?

The risks of sharing a blind pool where the sovereign wealth fund plays such an outsized role are being thrown into sharp relief.

CPPIB eyes GIP’s Gatwick Airport stake

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is looking at buying Global Infrastructure Partners’ stake in London’s Gatwick Airport, a source confirmed to Infrastructure Investor. Canada’s largest pension fund would join a consortium of other institutional investors and fund managers to purchase GIP’s 42 percent stake in Gatwick, the source said. Analysts estimate Gatwick could be […]

Can infrastructure finance continue expanding?

Mar Beltran of S&P Global Ratings argues infrastructure credit is not only growing, but becoming more robust, although the number of speculative-grade ratings has been on the rise.

The enduring power of moving people and goods

Interregional trade and US airports are giving life to the North American transportation sector at a time when capital is flooding the market.

Copyright PEI Media

Not for publication, email or dissemination