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Zak Bentley

Zak Bentley is a senior reporter at Infrastructure Investor based in London. Zak joined Infrastructure Investor in 2016 from Centaur where he was a reporter at their Clean Energy Pipeline title. He has a detailed knowledge and experience of the financial and regulatory aspects of the global renewable energy market, as well as the wider infrastructure market. Zak has a degree in English and History from the University of Birmingham.

UBS closes debt fund on €1 billion hard-cap – exclusive

Archmore Infrastructure Debt Platform II is almost double the size of its predecessor and is 20% invested.

UBS edges towards €1bn infra debt hard-cap after raising further €400m

The firm’s second debt fund has exceeded its €700m target following commitments from European and Asian LPs.

BlackRock bulks up with energy and debt hires – exclusive

The firm has lured Macquarie Capital’s midstream MD Ed Winter, while appointing Guillaume Vandewalle to the debt team.

MIDIS provides £125m debt for UK social housing

The Macquarie debt vehicle’s second social housing deal is part of a wider £270m debt package.

Third time’s a charm as Westpac offloads Hastings

The sale allows UK investment firm Northill Capital to gain a foothold in infrastructure, ending a sale process that had been running for almost two years.

Schroders in £500m UK infra debt fund debut

The firm has already raised €1.4bn across European-focused debt funds and segregated accounts.

GIG in maiden deal following Macquarie takeover

The revamped Green Investment Bank has backed a UK-based energy-from-waste plant worth about £360m.

AMP closes third debt fund on $2.5bn hard-cap

The firm has secured a further $1.6bn of co-investment capital alongside Fund III, which will focus on mezzanine debt.

Nigeria’s first infra debt fund eyes $636m

The ‘pioneering’ listed vehicle has already secured commitments from nine Nigerian pension funds for its initial placing.

Denmark wants greater ‘oversight’ of pensions’ alternatives

The government will propose legislation that will see alternative investments made by Danish pension funds ‘done in a proper way’.

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