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Toyota commits $89m to new Sparx renewables fund

The Japanese asset management firm is initially investing $890,000 in the greenfield Mirai Renewable Energy Fund, targeting a final close by March 2019 on $267m.

Investor demand leads Victoria to auction nearly 1GW of renewables power

The Australian state will sign contracts for six renewables projects that will see 928MW of electricity generated per year.

Equis Group expands infra team with University of Texas exec

Mark Warner will take ‘an active role in fundraising’ as the Singapore-based firm seeks to take advantage of new investment and growth opportunities.

Partners Group bolsters Australian wind portfolio with Murra Warra deal

The acquisition of the 226MW project from RES and Macquarie Capital for ‘more than $142m’ is the Swiss firm’s fourth major wind farm investment in the country since 2015.

Partners-backed renewables platform to supply 75% of Sydney Airport’s power

The airport will realise ‘significant’ cost savings from the deal, taking 95,000 MWh annually from Crudine Ridge Wind Farm, approximately 25% of the facility’s output.

Goldwind Australia selling Stockyard Hill Wind Farm after just 15 months

The project in Victoria has a long-term PPA agreement in place with Origin Energy and is expected to appeal to mid-market renewables investors.

AIIM’s IDEAS fund backs South Africa’s struggling renewables sector with 800MW deal

The Old Mutual subsidiary’s various vehicles are now invested in about 25% of renewable energy in the country, which recently rebooted its renewables programme.

Investors ‘despair’ as Australia’s PM ditches emissions reduction target

The government could also support new coal-fired power stations as PM Malcom Turnbull gives in to pressure from MPs within his own party.

SUSI hires new Asia head after Kerkwijk ‘unexpectedly’ departs

Wymen Chan is joining from Armstrong Asset Management and will lead the manager’s Singapore-based investment team from September.

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