Investors

Australian musicians band together to launch solar investment fund

Future Energy Artists teams up with superannuation fund to make ‘hardcore solar infrastructure investments’.

Natixis to separate Mirova’s core infra team into new manager

The team, which plans to launch a new fund before the end of the year, will be spun off from the renewables unit, which will remain with Mirova.
Tram running on City Circle line of Sydney Light Rail

Sydney Light Rail legal disputes settled with revised PPP

ALTRAC consortium will inject ‘substantial additional equity’ into the city’s troubled transport project, as Acciona agrees to withdraw its A$1.1 billion legal claim.

Asset leasing’s uncertain flight path

Fund managers are increasingly looking to buy assets such as aircraft and home heating systems. We find out under which circumstances these investments make sense and whether asset leasing is ready to take off.

‘No limit’ to AXA IM Real Assets’ potential investments in infra

CEO Izabelle Scemama said the French asset manager is interested in ‘the classic infrastructure sectors’, but not PPPs where returns are ‘more challenging’.

PE-backed midstream companies have ‘generally lower’ credit ratings

Private equity financial sponsors ‘take advantage’ of over-performance by paying themselves instead of repaying debt, according to a report from Standard & Poor’s.

Ofgem caps equity returns at 4.3%

The new regime is slightly more lenient than earlier proposals, although the regulator says consumers would save £6bn over the five-year regulatory period.

Is natural gas the next big Asian opportunity?

Countries such as India, China, Japan and South Korea are aiming to attract private capital to the midstream and downstream space. But, challenges remain in some markets.

China’s deleveraging creates opportunity for foreign capital

China’s recent efforts to reduce its economy’s addiction to debt have brought more infrastructure assets to market and slowed down domestic competition, several analysts and investors say.
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