Fundraising - JANUARY 5, 2015

Arclight raises $1.6b for sixth energy fund

by Reg Clodfelter

Boston-based ArcLight Capital Partners has raised $800 million for ArcLight Energy Partners Fund VI since mid-December 2014, and has now raised $1.57 billion for the fund in total, according to a filing with the SEC.

The fund launched in the second half of 2014 and is reportedly seeking a $4 billion haul, which would make its final close bigger than its predecessor’s $3.3 billion close in 2011. ArcLight invests across the energy industry, including in the midstream, power and production sectors, and focuses on North American energy infrastructure assets.

Fund VI is one of a handful of infrastructure mega-funds ($1 billion or more) currently on the market, including AMP Capital’s Global Infrastructure Fund, which is seeking a €2 billion ($2.4 billion) final close, and The Carlyle Group’s Energy Mezzanine Opportunities Fund II, which is targeting a $2.5 billion haul, according to IREI’s FundTracker Database.

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