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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.
The fund, targeting €600m, is ‘taking advantage of new market dynamics and sector opportunities’, according to LBPAM.
The expansion into junior debt by the French group could lead to the launch of a dedicated fund in the near future.
The asset management arm of Munich Re and ERGO Group has already collected €200m in a first close for the new fund.
Archmore Infrastructure Debt Platform II is almost double the size of its predecessor and is 20% invested.
The firm’s second debt fund has exceeded its €700m target following commitments from European and Asian LPs.
The firm has lured Macquarie Capital’s midstream MD Ed Winter, while appointing Guillaume Vandewalle to the debt team.
The Macquarie debt vehicle’s second social housing deal is part of a wider £270m debt package.
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.
The firm has already raised €1.4bn across European-focused debt funds and segregated accounts.
The revamped Green Investment Bank has backed a UK-based energy-from-waste plant worth about £360m.

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