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Macquarie Infrastructure holds €4b final close

by Andrea Waitrovich

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets has announced the first and final close of its latest infrastructure fund,  Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5, with €4 billion ($4.5 billion) of equity commitments.

The investment strategy for MEIF5 is focused on investment opportunities in utilities, transportation, communications infrastructure and renewable energy throughout the region. MEIF5’s investment capacity also will be supported by significant limited partner co-investment commitments.

Recently the Italian railway pension plan Fondo Pensione Eurofer, Rome, committed €25 million ($27.9 million) to MEIF5.

The MEIF5 fund closing takes MIRA’s global fundraising to $29 billion in the past five years, including a North American infrastructure fund and a Pan-Asian infrastructure fund, both of which were oversubscribed and are now substantially committed. Over this period, MIRA has returned more than $21 billion in capital and distributions to investors in its funds around the world.

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