After nine months of fundraising, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ (CIP) new fund, Copenhagen Infrastructure III (CI III), has had its sixth close on December 27, 2017 with total commitments reaching EUR2.8 billion (US$3.32 billion).
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In a bid to reduce the huge infrastructure financing gap in Sub-Saharan Africa, the African Development Bank has approved US$100 million to The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), a public private partnership company.
The Land Degradation Neutrality Fund was officially launched at the thirteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP13) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), which took place in Ordos, China. The initiative is promoted by UNCCD and Mirova.
SCOR Investment Partners, the SCOR group’s portfolio management company, have announced the end of the deployment of €378 million (US$444.06 million) through the SCOR Infrastructure Loans II fund, and the launch of the third generation with the SCOR Infrastructure Loans III fund.
Infranode has achieved final closing on its first fund reaching SEK4.45 billion (US$524.68 million) with AP4 joining an already strong group of local pension funds and the European Investment Bank (EIB). The capital will be invested long-term in Nordic infrastructure.
Europe’s leading National Promotional Banks and European Investment Bank announced the launching of Marguerite II, a pan-European infrastructure fund with total commitments in excess of €700 million (US$ 832,29 million); ensuring continued support to key infrastructure investments in renewables, energy, transport and digital infrastructure by the Marguerite platform.
Infracapital, the infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G Investments, has successfully reached a final closing of its latest fund, Infracapital Greenfield Partners I LP, with total commitments of £1.25 billion (US$ 1,65 billion).
DIF has announced the final close of DIF Core Infrastructure Fund I at the hard cap of € 450 million (US$ 527,83 million).
Iona Capital has announced the first close of the Iona Environmental Infrastructure LP 3, a £250 million 15 year limited life pooled investment vehicle.
Mexico Pacific Limited has received an investment from Aecom Capital’s infrastructure fund for the development costs of an estimated US$1 billion Liquified Natural Gas project in the Gulf of California.
Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SoftBank Vision Fund (SBVF) to jointly fund the development of 3 GW of solar photovoltaic and storage capacity in Saudi Arabia.
SUSI Energy Efficiency Fund has closed its second transaction in the Spanish market financing a public energy efficient lighting agreement signed between the Spanish energy service company Rubatec and the municipality of Calafell, near Barcelona (Spain).
WRB Serra Partners has successfully completed the closing of WRB Serra Partners Fund I, L.P. with committed capital of US$46.5 Million. The fund secured capital from a mix of family office and institutional investors and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
M&G Investments, an international asset manager, has announced the launch of a global equity infrastructure fund which aims to provide investors with both a growing income stream and long-term capital appreciation.
PFA Pension has committed US$100 million to the The Africa Infrastructure Fund, thus totaling the commitments from A.P. Moller Holding and the other anchor investors PKA, Pension Denmark and Lægernes Pension (The Medical Doctor’s Pension Fund) to US$650 million.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has invested US$150 million in the IFC’s Emerging Asia Fund and co-financing a project with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to improve energy connectivity in India by strengthening its power transmission system.
Schroders has launched its first UK-dedicated infrastructure debt fund, with a focus on UK pension funds and insurance companies.
Prothea acted as financial advisor in the JV agreement between Genera and IKAV to create a leading energy efficiency player in the Italian market
Genera Group Holdings, a group active in the fields of energy efficiency and production, engineering and real estate development, has entered into a strategic Joint Venture with IKAV (Institut für Kapitalanlagen & Versicherungslösungen), a leading global green economy German fund with over €400 million of assets under management.
UK investment fund Basalt Infrastructure Partners II LP has established a new platform to invest in small-scale solar projects in Italy.