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Equis to launch new Asian infrastructure developer – exclusive

The fund manager will look to attract institutional capital to invest in the new company, while its management team will hold a ‘significant minority stake,’ a source said.

Korean financial firms struggle to sell pricey infra assets

‘Very aggressive’ cashflow assumptions and valuations calculated based on desired returns are being used to lure buyers, LPs say.

AIIB joins IFC, ADB in financing earthquake-hit hydro plant in Nepal

The 216MW run-of-river project, expected to increase power supplies by a third, had to be redesigned after a 2015 earthquake destroyed early construction works.

CGNPE, JIDA Capital to launch $1bn renewables fund in Q3

Once fundraising kicks off, CGN’s private equity arm and the infra-focused investment firm will look to divest the portfolio of their first renewables vehicle, the 2015-vintage CGN Capital Partners Infrastructure Fund III.

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.

Asian investors see room for ‘further growth’ in infra debt

Korean and Japanese investors reveal their risk appetites and favoured sub-strategies for the asset class this year.

‘Communication with GPs can be a challenge,’ Japan’s AISIN reveals

Performance is important but so is knowing the actions a GP takes to achieve that performance, says pension fund’s advisor.
Long row a very tall windmills offshore

Japan’s offshore wind sector faces challenges

A lengthy approval process needs to be halved if the country is to meet its goal of installing 10GW of wind capacity by 2030, law firm White & Case says.

CIP targets new markets with $1bn fund

A group of Nordic investors has helped the Danish fund manager reach a $700m first close on New Markets Fund I, CIP’s first emerging markets-focused vehicle.

Four takeaways from Japan Korea Week

Portfolio diversification, co-investment and how to get the right returns across equity and debt were some of the most-discussed topics at our two summits.
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