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Meridiam has raised €8bn for a single asset fund to finance its share of the deal, which will see it take about 40% of the business.
Rejecting accusations of being ‘short-termist’, head of infra Mathias Burghardt told us Ardian will not seek to sell the assets it is looking to acquire from Suez alongside GIP.
Despite the recent ruling against Ofwat’s price controls, the regulator's chief executive Rachel Fletcher told our Asia summit this adds to the appeal of UK infrastructure.
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The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has provisionally ruled in favour of the four water companies and has raised the allowed return.
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The bank will target public health infra in developing countries where a lack of clean water makes even hand washing impossible as a preventive measure.
The Canadian pension and the Australian core fund acquired a stake held by MIRA-managed The Infrastructure Fund to take full joint control of the asset.
Infrastructure Australia has put an emphasis on resilience in its 2020 Priority List, but investors note that there are high levels of competition for a limited number of assets.
The vehicle is already 45% invested and is targeting upper mid-teen returns from water assets and other 'essential' infrastructure.
Anglian Water, Bristol Water and Northumbrian Water have joined Yorkshire Water in asking the CMA to review Ofwat’s December review.
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