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While managers continue to raise funds and commit to deals in the country, significant concerns remain bubbling beneath the surface.
The US midstream sector was one of the most active in 2017, with many deals coming out of West Texas. Will it keep up the momentum in 2018?
Japan is transforming into a destination for core infrastructure investments, driven by a pipeline powered by privatisations, renewables and private sector consolidation.
After more than three years of development, China’s Belt and Road initiative seemed to achieve greater clarity this year, but more work is needed for it to make better financial sense to external investors.
One-third of limited partners are willing to pay for deals where they are not an existing fund investor, according to a survey by Asante Capital Group.
Less capital was raised and fewer funds closed this year, but they packed a bigger punch than in previous years.
Infratech Nov 2019 google cover story
Alphabet’s entry into the asset class foreshadows a potential disruption that will force investors to choose between betting on tech or being disrupted themselves.
Future of PPPs
Contractual rigidity, value-for-money questions and bad risk allocation all threaten to sink the model. Major intervention will be needed to bring it back to health.
Macquarie Capital has settled a lawsuit with Syncora Guarantee for $38m, following accusations of using inflated projections to secure a toll road acquisition. We find the pre-crisis deal offers some valuable lessons for the transportation industry.
Tribalism about procurement methods is preventing a serious discussion about who pays for infrastructure in an age of unprecedented consumer empowerment.
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