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The US-based private equity firm is said to ‘like’ the strategy John Laing’s recently-appointed CEO implemented, and believes it can grow the company faster under private ownership.
The UK-based pension, which made its first infra equity commitment last month, is specifically looking to invest in open-ended funds.
Market to take cue from Openreach’s 10-12% return requirement as Ofcom pledges not to introduce cost-based regulation for at least a decade.
Now that the details have emerged on the remit and tools available to the Bank, meaningful engagement with industry should be the priority, argues Aviva’s Darryl Murphy.
The UK government has confirmed the new vehicle will have the ability to borrow, in contrast to the Green Investment Bank.
The firm is creating a dedicated team to invest across private credit, equity and real assets with a focus on ESG, sustainability and impact.
Ian Berry will be joined by former colleagues ‘in the near future’ to establish the business and develop a pipeline of investment opportunities.
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The Canadian manager will list the fund in London and invest in assets it described as ‘the plumbing of the internet’.
The manager expects to close the UK government-backed fund this quarter after receiving commitments from Willis Towers Watson and Morgan Stanley.
Long-awaited and finally released, there are significant opportunities and warning signs for investors to be aware of.

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