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Carillion’s collapse underlines how hard life might become for infrastructure investors that are unable to conclusively demonstrate how they add value to the communities they operate in.
Tribalism about procurement methods is preventing a serious discussion about who pays for infrastructure in an age of unprecedented consumer empowerment.
Less capital was raised and fewer funds closed this year, but they packed a bigger punch than in previous years.
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.
Japan is transforming into a destination for core infrastructure investments, driven by a pipeline powered by privatisations, renewables and private sector consolidation.
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?
Promises of a $1trn plan and a focus on the role of the private sector raised hopes for investors. Will 2018 be another let-down?
While managers continue to raise funds and commit to deals in the country, significant concerns remain bubbling beneath the surface.
With mid-2000s infrastructure funds reaching the end of their lives, a range of exit strategies are being carried out by innovative GPs.
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.
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