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Clean Energy Finance Corporation makes $112m commitment to the new closed-ended fund that will target ‘high-growth’ assets.
The appointment is the firm’s 10th this year and comes as it seeks institutional capital for a 2GW battery programme.
The new laws will cover the telecoms, energy and transport sectors and allow the government to ‘call in’ transactions that may pose a threat to national security.
The government releases a request for proposals, suggesting managers with experience in the sector could seed the Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund with existing assets.
The deal would give the duo a weighty PFI portfolio, while capping off a challenging 12 months for the listed fund.
The Australian fund manager has lured Malcolm Brown from the rolling stock company in which it holds a majority stake, as it expands its global asset management team in London.
Having deployed roughly 75% of its maiden fund, the UK-based mid-market asset manager has returned to the market, seeking €600m for its sophomore vehicle.
Some 84% of investors surveyed told law firm DLA Piper that infrastructure project proposals in the UK have become too politicised.
New commitments from institutional investors have driven the renewables-focused asset manager closer to its €1.1bn target.
Europe’s ‘largest private project’ could still face legal challenges, including one backed by London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan.

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