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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.

La Banque Postale garners €365m at first close for ‘responsible infra’ fund

The fund, targeting €600m, is ‘taking advantage of new market dynamics and sector opportunities’, according to LBPAM.

BNP AM begins ‘natural next step’ with €2bn infra debt Korean partnership

The expansion into junior debt by the French group could lead to the launch of a dedicated fund in the near future.

MEAG eyes €500m for infrastructure debt fund

The asset management arm of Munich Re and ERGO Group has already collected €200m in a first close for the new fund.

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.

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