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Matthieu Favas

Matthieu Favas is the editor of Agri Investor. He was previously the web editor of Infrastructure Investor, where he started in 2013 after a year as a reporter at Private Equity International. Prior to joining PEI he spent four years in the wine industry in London, Spain and Mongolia.
The Australian asset manager has provided a £60m, 18-year loan structure to the Swiss-based firm shortly after sealing a £579m first close on its UK inflation-linked debt vehicle.  
The firm has raised a total of £979m for its inflation-linked infra debt strategy and is aiming for £1.25bn by 2Q15.
The insurer will invest up to £100m of equity and debt in the 320MW project, which is set to become the world's largest tidal energy provider when it opens in 2018.
Plans to launch a £150m listed vehicle have been postponed indefinitely after Richard Lane decided to depart the Australian firm.
The French asset manager, which has already collected €400m for the vehicle, is targeting a final close by the fourth quarter of 2014.
The vehicle, focused on core infrastructure, has a target of £500m.
Allianz Global Investors has deployed more than €2bn across eight infrastructure debt deals in the last year, but now plans to launch a dedicated UK-focused fund with a target of £500m. 
Commitments by DFIs including the Netherlands’ FMO, IFC and IDB have brought CAMIF II closer to its $250m target.
Record issues by large utilities will help push total volumes to $40bn as corporates catch up with development banks in using the environmentally-focused instrument.
The successful issue, which has a tenure of around 15 years, has been described as a fresh landmark for India’s maturing debt markets.

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