Ancala Partners has achieved a first close of Ancala Infrastructure Fund II at EUR133 million (US$156.4 million). The core infrastructure fund is targeting commitments totalling EUR600 million (US$705.5 million), with further closes expected this year.
Funds & Investments News
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Commission, together with French, German and Italian banks Caisse des Dépôts, KfW and Cassa depositi e prestiti, have committed EUR420 million (US$493.2 million) to the Connecting Europe Broadband Fund, which will finance broadband network infrastructure across underserved areas in Europe.
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) has announced the final close of Macquarie Super Core Infrastructure Fund (MSCIF) Series 1 at EUR2.5 billion (US$2.94 million), exceeding the fund's initial minimum target of EUR1.5 billion (US$1.76 million).
The SUSI Energy Storage Fund (SESF) received capital commitments of €252 million (US$294,32 million) from institutional investors in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Sweden and Switzerland at the end of May 2018.
Meridiam has announced the successful completion of a major liquidity process on around 25% of Meridiam Infrastructure SICAR acquired by a major US-based fund of fund.
The Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), based in Denmark, has signed an agreement with six pension funds - PKA, PensionDanmark, PFA, ATP, JØP/DIP and PenSam - to establish the Danish SDG Investment Fund, which will contribute to meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries and promote the sale of Danish expertise and technology.
Impax Asset Management Group Plc has announced the close of its third private equity infrastructure fund at EUR357 million (US$420.1 million). Impax New Energy Investors III (NEFIII) is focussed on investments in renewable power generation and related assets in Europe.
Brazil's development bank BNDES and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have jointly launched an infrastructure fund, called B2 Infra, with a target size of US$1.5 billion. 30% of the capital will be provided by BNDES, 10% by the IDB and the rest by the private sector, mainly institutional investors.
The Bermuda Infrastructure Fund has been officially launched in a bid to improve ports, docks, roads, bridges, industrial facilities and healthcare facilities on the island, an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Insurance firms have raised nearly US$100 million for the fund.
Cerestra Advisors, a Real Assets focused private equity firm based in Hyderabad, has launched a US$300 million offshore education-infrastructure fund.
DIF has announced the final close of its DIF Infrastructure V (DIF V) fund at the hard-cap of EUR1.9 billion (US$2.24 billion).
Ardian has announced that it has raised more than US$800 million for its first infrastructure fund dedicated to the US and other OECD American countries: Ardian Americas Infrastructure Fund IV. The fundraising was completed in less than six months.
Golding Capital Partners (GCP) has started fundraising for Golding Infrastructure 2018, the third generation of the proven, conservative investment strategy for diversified infrastructure exposure. Its target volume is EUR750 million (US$889.22 million).
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Allianz Capital Partners (ACP), on behalf of Allianz insurance companies, have announced that they are acting as anchor investors in the first private infrastructure investment trust in India.
US private equity firm KKR has closed its Global Infrastructure Investors III for the first time at US$6 billion.
CapMan Infra has launched the fundraising of a pan-Nordic infrastructure fund with a target size of EUR300 million (US$359,57 million): CapMan Nordic Infrastructure I.
Infracapital, the infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G Prudential, has announced the successful conclusion of fundraising of its latest and largest fund to date, Infracapital Partners III, with total commitments equivalent to GBP1.85 billion (US$2.52 billion).
NN Investment Partners (NN IP) and FMO Investment Management have announced the first close of their NN-FMO Emerging Markets Loans Fund. The capital commitments total US$250 million, 25% higher than the managers' minimum target, and were provided by four key investors from Sweden and the Netherlands.
Zencap Asset Management has announced its intentions to launch a third senior infrastructure debt fund, dedicated to senior financing of European infrastructure. The company is targeting a first close of EUR200 million (US$244.4 million).
Berenberg, Germany’s oldest private bank, has launched the Berenberg Digital Infrastructure Debt Fund I, giving institutional and individual investors the opportunity to invest in the expansion of data networks in Europe through. The target volume is EUR100 million (US$123.27 million).