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The bid for CityFibre comes four years after an IPO raised £16.5m, with the pair believing the company ‘better suited’ to private ownership.
The pair have committed a total of €28.5m to Community Fibre, which received initial backing from Railpen a year ago.
The fund has bought a 53.3MW portfolio in its first transaction for assets based in the country for 14 months.
The fund is the latest London-listed infrastructure offering to stall as the sector suffers from perceptions around the Labour party’s policies.
The sale of South Staffordshire comes five years after its initial £563m investment and two years after it sold 25% of the company.
Rolling stock lessors in the UK have enjoyed a decade of strong and stable business. Yet this market is being disrupted in a way that presents significant challenges for the incumbents.
Both Richard Williams and Paul Bishop have been assigned the newly-created roles from positions as investment directors.
The National Infrastructure Commission has appointed consultants to look at such a vehicle to replace EIB funding post-Brexit.
The firm has opened offices in Chicago and Los Angeles as it continues expanding its secondaries advisory and fundraising business.
The French firm is acquiring the interest from John Laing for £230m, making it its first direct infra investment in the UK.
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