Quaero Capital completed fundraising for Quaero European Infrastructure Fund II (QEIF II) at its EUR600 million hard cap, exceeding the initial target of EUR500 million set at its launch in July 2019.
Proteus, a registered investment advisor, alternative investments and private funds platform, has added new model portfolios and pooled funds to its platform for RIAs, multi-family offices, independent broker-dealers and private banks.
The UK Treasury’s Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund (CIIF), which is managed by Zouk Capital, has now reached a total of GBP380 million in signed commitments (against a target of GBP400 million) following a third close.
Gresham House Energy Storage Fund, a UK operational utility-scale battery storage fund, has completed the acquisition of the 25MW Tynemouth battery project located in North Shields, Tyne and Wear.
Infrastructure and private equity investment manager Foresight Group has held an interim close for Foresight Energy Infrastructure Partners (FEIP) with commitments of cEUR430 million.
By Jeffrey Stevenson, managing partner at private investment firm VSS – There are several reasons to be optimistic about 2021. Vaccines are starting to be made available and are expected to save lives, raising hopes that the US economy is poised to re-open next year. The US presidential election has largely been decided which has taken some uncertainty out of the markets.
BlackRock Alternative Specialists’ David Lomas discusses how its three-pronged approach to deal sourcing makes it well positioned to support private market investors heading into 2021.
By Gregory Bowes, co-founder and managing principal and Irene Rivera Calderón, associate at Albright Capital – Thoughtful investors will want to pursue investment strategies that can potentially achieve the equivalent to baseball’s rare “triple play,” ie, (i) attractive risk-adjusted returns, (ii) portfolio diversification benefits, and (iii) positive social impact. Providing restructuring support and/or private credit to EM companies suffering from macro events outside of their control may be such a strategy.
VC investment into London’s tech companies has increased by nearly eight times between 2015 and 2020, while the city has attracted growing amounts of VC capital from North American investors in recent years, data from London & Partners and Dealroom.co shows.
By Emily Fuller, Deborah Low, Ellen McGinnis and Emma Russell, Haynes and Boone – If an investor in a private equity fund is subject to Shariah, or committed to making ESG investments, then such investor might seek to be excused from participating in certain investments that are non-compliant with its investment guidelines.