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LPs could push harder in negotiating with GPs – report

Private equity investors focus only on very simple negotiating points such as fees and structure, according to a survey by eFront.

BlackRock head of infra debt departure leads to $11bn+ real assets debt group

Erik Savi’s exit is accelerating the combination of infrastructure and real estate debt into a single platform, a plan that was already in the works.

Willis Towers Watson expands FoF strategy with new fund launch

Following the success of its sterling-denominated fund that has raised £1bn to date, the London-based firm is launching a similar vehicle that will be available to the broader European market.

Campbell Lutyens plots Paris office amid Brexit concerns – exclusive

The placement agent and advisory firm is among the first to announce a new office opening as part of its Brexit contingency plans.

Energy Capital retools lending strategy with Fund II

The US-headquartered firm’s initial vehicle posted better results in its $377m of senior debt investments than when also taking mezzanine positions into account.

Future Fund prepares to sell infrastructure assets as portfolio value rises

Thanks to a weak Australian dollar and increased valuations, the fund’s infra allocation has increased to 8.5% of its overall portfolio.

UBS AM in five charts

Following the close of its latest debt fund on its €1bn hard-cap and our recent interview with head of infra Tommaso Albanese, we bring you interactive charts on its funds, investments by sector/geography, past performance and more (hover to go full screen).

AMP Capital eyes direct investments with launch of new team

The Australian firm’s head of infrastructure equity for the Americas, Dylan Foo, will lead the new initiative while continuing in his current role.

AVAIO Capital targets mid-market infrastructure after leaving AECOM

The launch of AVAIO Capital earlier this month makes the investment manager the new firm on the block, but its start in infrastructure has been three years coming. Mark McComiskey joined engineering giant AECOM in 2016 to establish a financing arm dedicated to infrastructure, but he and his colleague, Anthony Gordon, along with a yet-to-be-announced […]

ANALYSIS: Healthcare investing is ‘not for the faint-hearted’

An ageing population coupled with government budgetary constraints provide strong fundamentals. But while infra investors might be better custodians than PE, we find they should do a thorough check-up before diving in.

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