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Sparx closes greenfield renewables fund on ¥31.6bn – exclusive

Backed by Chubu Electric, Toyota, Mizuho Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, the new fund exceeded its original ¥30bn target and has already invested in a solar project in Japan.
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WSIB turns $500m Geronimo commitment into partnership with National Grid

The Washington State Investment Board has restructured $500 million originally committed to the Geronimo Renewable Infrastructure Partners fund into a co-investment partnership with the UK’s National Grid. According to a document published on WSIB’s website published online, the US pension announced the allocation shift this week. It comes after the UK utility bought out the […]

Carlyle picks Goldman alum to head renewables group

The Carlyle Group has hired a Goldman Sachs clean energy specialist to lead the firm’s Renewable and Sustainable Energy Platform. Pooja Goyal left a 17-year career at the investment bank to become a partner in a division of Carlyle that the Washington, DC-based firm says is poised for growth. In a statement, Carlyle co-chief executive […]

Palisade looks to Japan again for debt refinancing on South Australia wind farm

The Sydney-based fund manager does its second deal in recent months with Japanese lenders to refinance one of its wind farms.

Norway’s sovereign fund shouldn’t stop at unlisted renewables

Taking its motives at face value, there is no obvious reason for the Government Pension Fund Global not to invest across the wider infra universe.

Chinese interest in Australian renewables remains strong

Outside renewables, Chinese investors acquired no Australian infrastructure in 2018, the only deal being a buyout of engineering firm RCR Tomlinson’s rail arm.

Norway to allow sovereign wealth fund to invest in unlisted renewables

The move comes less than a month after the government said the fund would stop investing in upstream oil and gas.

Investors hit pause as Indian elections loom

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is perceived as a reformer that helped lure foreign capital into India's infrastructure sector, but experts believe the market will remain attractive even if the incumbent PM suffers an electoral defeat.

Greencoat considers expansion into Indian renewables – exclusive

UK-based manager could make its first move outside British Isles after expanding into bioenergy this year.

Energy transition: valuing Australian renewables

The country’s renewables sector offers potential for above-average returns, but this high-growth story is not without risks. Megan Raynal, Australian infrastructure and renewables valuation specialist, reports

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