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Aquila falls short for latest fund with €154m raise

The company said the fundraise was achieved despite ‘challenging political and economic’ circumstances.

Aberdeen Standard wraps up deployment of Fund I

The final investment of SL Capital Infrastructure I comes a little over two years after it reached its final close of £516m.

‘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’.

Carlyle exec: Automation is a looming ESG issue

The wave of automation that is just starting to hit private equity portfolios needs to be thought-through from an ESG standpoint, delegates at the Operating Partners Forum: Europe were warned on Tuesday.

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.

Kommunalkredit plans €250m debt fund close ahead of double fund launch

The Austrian group is also teaming up with Meridiam to try to win a €300m local broadband tender against Macquarie and Allianz.

Aquila heads to public markets for new €300m renewables fund

While the German firm has invested in renewables through private funds, it’s seeking to attract a ‘new and additional investor audience’ through its new listed vehicle.

Understand upcoming CFIUS changes before it’s too late

The passing of FIRRMA changes the scope of CFIUS and could have implications for US and non-US private equity funds. Simon Witney and Jeffrey Cunard of Debevoise explain.

Asterion seals first digital infra deal

Acquisition of 11 data centres follows the Spanish firm’s recent launch of a renewables platform and marks the third investment through its debut fund.
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