BaltCap has announced that the BaltCap Infrastructure Fund (BInF) will finance a project for a new school and preschool in the Kalnėnai neighbourhood of Vilnius. This will be only the second new school built in the Lithuanian capital since the restoration of independence in 1990.
Funds & Investments News
KKR has announced the final closing of KKR Global Infrastructure Investors III, a US$7.4 billion fund focused on pursuing global infrastructure investment opportunities with an emphasis on investments in OECD countries. KKR will be investing US$358 million in capital alongside external investors through KKR’s balance sheet and employee commitments.
Capital Dynamics has announced the final close of its Clean Energy and Infrastructure VII JV LLC fund (CEI VII) with capital commitments of US$1.2 billion. The fund will invest in US-based utility-scale renewable generation assets.
A.P. Moller Capital has announced that it has raised US$982 million for the Africa Infrastructure Fund.
Australia's Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and alternative asset manager Morrison & Co have announced plans to launch a specialist AUD1 billion (US$739.1 million) ‘green’ infrastructure fund.
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.
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.