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BlackRock Real Assets closes social housing debt investment in Scotland

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:24

BlackRock Real Assets has closed a GBP100 million debt investment, as the sole provider of private institutional debt, in a long-term finance raise for Wheatley Housing Group (Wheatley) in Scotland. »

Jason Clatworthy, Deloitte

Harnessing alpha from transport assets

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 13:09

James Williams writes on the investment potential of transport assets. »

Sixpoint Partners launches real assets platform

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 12:50

Sixpoint Partners, a global investment bank serving the middle-market private equity industry, has appointed Matthew Mitchell as managing director and head of real assets, expanding the firm's team to 21 professionals across five offices in North America and Asia. »

Cushman & Wakefield forecast global real estate volumes to hit USD1.39tn

Fri, 21/04/2017 - 09:28

Real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield has published The Atlas Summary for 2017, revealing that global real estate investment volumes are expected to hit USD 1.39 trillion in 2017. »

Shore Capital launches real estate JV

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 08:54

Shore Capital has formed a new joint venture focused on real estate opportunities in the supported living sector, called Puma Social Care Investments (PSCI). »

Secondary stage assets drive infrastructure deals in Q1

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 08:19

Infrastructure firms maintained the pace of deal flow in Q1 2017, with 339 deals completed for a combined USD85 billion, far lower than the aggregate transaction value of USD127 billion recorded in the previous quarter. »

Keith Aldridge, Amicus Property Finance

Study finds upgraded rail links top list of real estate opportunities

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 10:21

A new study from Amicus Property Finance finds that nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of property investors rated new and upgraded rail and tram links as providing the most attractive real estate development opportunities from the government’s GBP23 billion infrastructure scheme over the next five years. »

Simon Lawrenson, Mourant Ozannes

Mourant Ozannes advises on Chinese infrastructure development fund project

Thu, 30/03/2017 - 10:13

Mourant Ozannes has advised Export-Import Bank of China, China Development Bank, Silk Road Fund and International Finance Corporation in connection with a USD1.392 billion facility which was the first infrastructure project to be announced under China's One Belt One Road infrastructure development fund. »

AXA IM - Real Assets fundraising reaches record high in 2016

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 09:54

AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets raised a record EUR8 billion of capital during 2016, the most it has ever raised in a single year, including circa EUR800 million for its flagship AXA CoRE Europe Fund. »

Tom Carr, Preqin

Infrastructure firms compete for lower-risk assets

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 09:59

Unlisted infrastructure fund managers are seeing greater competition for core and core-plus assets compared to projects further up the risk/return curve, according to a Preqin survey of over 60 infrastructure firms in December 2016. »


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