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Macquarie nears Series 1 close for long-life ‘Super Core’ fund

The vehicle, which will focus on regulated assets mostly in Europe, is targeting an initial €2.5bn.

Vietnam raises private capital requirements for PPPs

The government has updated its legislation, increasing investors’ required equity participation from 15 to 20 percent of the cost minus the state’s contribution.

Moody’s negative on UK water after price review, politics

Four companies have come under the ratings agency’s microscope as the risks in the sector increase.

Ofgem changes fail to ‘offer adequate returns’, National Grid says

National Grid insists that UK electricity and distribution risks are not matched by returns, contrary to Ofgem’s beliefs.

KKR: C-corp conversion is like moving to ‘the big ocean nearby’

The firm cited a broader investor pool and simplified tax reporting as drivers behind its decision to convert from a partnership.

Ownership is not the key to overvalued assets

Reports from the UK and Australia show that both the public and private sector are perfectly capable of delivering overweight RABs, suggesting the problem lies elsewhere.

China State Grid’s 50Hertz deal scuppered as Elia pays up €976m

IFM Investors sells 20% of its holding to the Belgian operator, which now owns 80% of the German grid operator, with an option to buy the remainder.

Global Summit: Engagement key to managing political risk

Populist sentiment may be putting pressure on politicians to tighten regulation, but improving communication between the public and private sectors – and changing the tone on both sides – is key to managing political risk.

Regulation, regulation, regulation

Ofgem’s ‘tough new framework’ – hot on the heels of Ofwat’s recent call for ‘profound changes’ – signals the end of a golden era of UK regulated investment.

UK energy network owners face ‘significantly lower returns’

Energy regulator Ofgem proposes price controls as its CEO calls out Cheung Kong Infrastructure for not sharing gains with consumers.

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