Fundraising - MARCH 19, 2019

Israel Infrastructure Partners launches $350m fund

by Jody Barhanovich

Israel Infrastructure Partners (IIP), a private equity firm focused entirely on infrastructure investments in Israel, is launching its $350 million debut fund, IIP I.

Established to facilitate foreign investments in Israel, IIP seeks to invest in businesses comprised of hard assets with leading market positions in the core segments of infrastructure, such as defense, communications, energy, power and renewables, transportation, utilities, and water.

IIP combines specialist industry experience and best-practice management to achieve superior risk-adjusted returns. “Our goal is to achieve returns through the investment and operational improvement of infrastructure assets, which are important to the functioning of Israel's economy. We look to use these investments to generate current income and capital appreciation for our investors,” said Shalom Mizrahi, managing partner.

Israel is still in the process of building and improving its infrastructure, while providing landmark opportunities to accredited investors.

The scale of infrastructure investment demand is enormous, and there is a growing need to replace and expand infrastructure, including all parts of the energy supply chain and a wide array of public services, such as roads, railways, airports and communications networks. Initiatives in these areas have become more difficult due to a reduction in traditional public funding and weakened economic conditions. These resource issues have created a heightened need for experienced private capital.

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