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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.

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’.

Hastings secures Japanese debt commitment

The mandate obtained from two strands of Japan’s development bank builds on a similar partnership sealed with Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank a little over two years ago.

MIDIS leads £210m financing in triple UK wind deal

NAB, ING and Rabobank have joined Macquarie in providing debt to a 151MW portfolio backed by the UK’s Contract for Difference regime.

UK rail pension plugs £20m into solar debt deal

The Pensions Infrastructure Platform, acting on behalf of Railpen, has provided the funds needed to refinance rooftop solar assets owned by Foresight.

AXA hits €730m first close on debut infra debt fund

Five institutional investors have committed to the vehicle, which is hard-capped at €1.5bn and expected to close before next summer.

UBS closes €570m infra debt fund

A majority of institutions that committed to the vehicle, which is already more than one-third deployed, are first-time investors in infrastructure debt.
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