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Swedish pension trio plug $970m into new infra investment company

Polhem Infra’s backers believe it will have a competitive advantage by investing to hold rather than to sell.
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Nordic renewables platform one of last deals from Ardian Fund IV

Similar in strategy to US platform Sky Renewables, the €300m investment aims to build a portfolio focused on wind, solar, hydro and biomass.

Korean institutions buy 50% of Swedish 235MW greenfield wind site

Nordic manager CapMan is leading the acquisition from Macquarie’s Green Investment Group, which invested in the project in July.

Saudi Aramco taps Skandia exec to lead PE unit – exclusive

Jonas Nyquist, most recently head of private equity and infrastructure at the Swedish life insurer, will head a team at the oil and gas giant's fund management subsidiary.

Second time’s a charm for First State in €189m Swedegas deal

The group, which was an underbidder in EQT’s 2015 sale, has now succeeded in acquiring the transmission system operator, its second Swedish gas investment since March.

GIG ramps up development exposure with Swedish wind deals

The group targets earlier-stage projects after selling Europe’s largest onshore wind farm and ploughing €270 million into a new 235MW site in the same country.

Sweden to relax rules on unlisted investments for state pensions

The country’s four AP funds are one step closer to gaining more flexibility when investing in private markets.

PKA invests in €350m wind farm in first direct onshore move

The Danish pension fund hailed the 353MW project as ‘unique’ and a model for future investment.

KGAL’s renewables fund hits €382m on second close

The German manager’s €500m ESPF4 vehicle has added five investors and expects to complete fundraising by the end of the year.

Mirova’s Fund II teams up with Infranode in Norwegian heating deal

The sale of Oslofjord Varme to a consortium also including Infranode represents the first realisation from iCON’s €500m second fund.
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