BNP Paribas Clean Energy Partners has raised €437 million ($597 million) from a range of institutional investors, including insurers, local authorities and pension funds from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Japan and other Asian countries.
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Kotak Mahindra (U.K.) Ltd., a subsidiary of India-based Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd., has launched Kotak India Infrastructure Fund, a closed-end listed investment vehicle that trades on the London Stock Exchange.
Lend Lease has launched the Lend Lease U.K. Infrastructure Fund to invest in existing healthcare, education and accommodation projects in the United Kingdom, which are currently owned by the firm, and acquire future projects delivered by Lend Lease.
Several recent investor surveys and data show a solidly recovering fund-raising market and signs that the infrastructure sector is developing in ways that start to address some of the issues raised by investors. Other areas of the market, such as P3, have yet to deliver on expectations and continuing questions about banks’ capacity to finance transactions and projects leaves some uncertainty about how quickly capital commitments are being put to work.
AMP Capital’s Asian Giants Infrastructure Fund has acquired its first asset in China, buying a 19 percent stake in Qujing Gas Co., the natural gas provider for Qujing City in Southern China.