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Targeting OECD Nations: KKR closes $3.1 billion global infrastructure fund
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, the New York City–based investment firm, has closed a $3.1 billion global fund aiming to make infrastructure investments in energy supply chain, water systems, roads, railways, airports and communications networks. The fund’s principal geographic targets will be projects in countries that are members of the OECD — an organization that represents 14 nations including Australia, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Turkey and the United States, among others.
KKR Global Infrastructure Investors II will follow KKR’s existing infrastructure investment strategy, which stems from the firm’s belief that there is — and will continue to be — a growing need to replace, upgrade and expand infrastructure across the globe.
“A decrease in public funding and weakened economic conditions in many regions are driving tremendous global demand for private investments in infrastructure, and KKR&rsquo