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Sparx closes greenfield renewables fund on ¥31.6bn – exclusive

Backed by Chubu Electric, Toyota, Mizuho Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, the new fund exceeded its original ¥30bn target and has already invested in a solar project in Japan.

Palisade looks to Japan again for debt refinancing on South Australia wind farm

The Sydney-based fund manager does its second deal in recent months with Japanese lenders to refinance one of its wind farms.

AMOAI’s infra debt fund reaches ¥30bn at second close – exclusive

The Tokyo-based asset manager has already approved the deployment of ¥11bn in renewables and downstream energy projects in Europe and South America.

Marubeni’s infra fund falls short of targeted first close

MM Capital Partners failed to reach its first close target of ¥30bn for its maiden infrastructure fund due to some investors demanding more seed assets before committing capital.
Long row a very tall windmills offshore

Sumitomo-led fund to acquire two UK offshore wind farms

The Japanese trading house has partnered with SMBC and the Development Bank of Japan to raise a ¥30 billion fund that will invest in offshore wind investments abroad.

Marubeni eyes ¥30bn first close for new infra fund

The trading house and Mizuho Bank have already committed capital to the new vehicle, which has a target of ¥50bn and will invest in transport and energy infra assets overseas.

Japan prepares new offshore wind auctions in 2019

The government is in the process of identifying candidate sites with the first auctions expected in ‘early summer’.

CITIC’s Xinjin to launch $3bn data centre-focused fund

The asset manager expects demand for data centres in China to be strong thanks to 5G and IoT technologies.

Japan’s TEPCO makes first overseas hydro investment

The transaction marks InfraCo Asia’s full exit from the Coc San plant in Vietnam, six years after its initial investment.

Inside Japan Post Insurance’s $10bn alternative investment plan

Tadasu Matsuo, managing director and head of alternative investment at Japan Post Insurance, lays out the investor’s diversified portfolio investment strategy in an interview with sister title PERE.
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