Institutional Investing in Infrastructure

July 1, 2022: Vol. 15, Number 7

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From the Current Issue


A conversation with Miguel Valldecabres on electric vehicles

Where do you see the opportunity in EV charging? China is about 10 years ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to mobility, and our supply chain is happening in China. Trying to produce an electric vehicle today in Spain, Mexico or even Germany is complicated because you don’t have access to the supply chain. Also, a bus in Berlin makes 300 kilometers a day at an average speed of 40 kilometers an hour.


VIP Infrastructure in Austin: Investors, managers and consultants discuss infrastructure’s growing popularity and the evolution of the market

IREI hosted its first in-person VIP Infrastructure conference since 2019 in Austin, Texas, June 7–9. Attendees traveled from North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa. Discussions at VIP Infrastructure focused on the energy transition, opportunities for double-digit returns, digital infrastructure, investment platforms and strategies, capital-flows trends, and shifting supply chains.


Closing the infrastructure gap: A matter of time

A growing understanding of the differences between private and listed infrastructure may lead to a growth in listed allocations. The scarcity of quality assets in the private market, coupled with the growing amount of dry powder and heady private-asset valuations will strengthen the case for listed infrastructure.


Fundraising report: Wowza! Infrastructure explodes

We were still congratulating 2021 on its record-breaking infrastructure private-equity fundraising when first quarter 2022 looked up, said, “Hold my beer,” and proceeded to post $70 billion in final closings all by itself, a total that typically takes at least three quarters to reach. And — spoiler alert — we already know nearly $30 billion has closed in the first half of second quarter 2022.

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