EQT Infrastructure IV was registered in Luxembourg with several filings earlier this month
Fundraising was completed in less than six months, according to Ardian
Move follows impact fund launches from global PE firms TPG, KKR and Bain Capital in recent months
Manager is currently in discussions with placement agents and legal advisers on the raise
Montagu has a history of sourcing and investing in infrastructure-like assets for its buyout funds
Group manages a portfolio of various renewable funds and other assets totalling €1.3bn
GPs are increasingly attracted to infrastructure, bringing a range of investment options and approaches within the asset class
Transaction will see the firm take control of £4bn of funds and launch three new vehicles
EQT Infrastructure III reached its hard-cap in less than six months
Fund launched in June 2014 with a £400m target and already has four portfolio companies
Commitments are up by 50% compared to Ardian's previous infrastructure fund, raised in 2013
UK offshore wind-focused fund is targeting £1bn total
New vehicle makes maiden investment with £53m acquisition of SSE Pipelines
Vehicle focuses on clean energy infrastructure investments
Infrastructure-focused investor DG Infra has secured additional financing from its sponsors, Gimv and Belfius Bank, with a plan to invest up to €400m over the next five years.
Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has cancelled plans to raise a €2bn infrastructure fund as part of change in its infrastructure investment strategy.
Axa Private Equity has closed its largest ever infrastructure fund on €1.75bn, including €300m of co-investments.
BNP Paribas has become the latest bank to shed its private equity unit, as its clean energy division spins off to become Glennmont Partners.
EQT has raised more than €1bn for its second infrastructure fund, reports suggest.
Credit Agricole Private Equity has raised €120m for its Capenergie II Renewable Energy Fund.
The Overijssel province in The Netherlands has launched a fund focusing on sustainable energy investments.
Alternative asset manager Foresight Group has launched a £40m fund, listed on the London Stock Exchange as Foresight Solar VCT.
The Spanish utility firm Endesa, controlled by Italian giant Enel SpA, is reportedly examining the sale of 80% of its gas transport and distribution business in an effort to reduce the group's borrowings.
There is clearly a buzz around the cleantech space in general and the renewable energy market in particular. And why not? After all if we are to face up to the challenges presented by global climate change we will need to invest massively in this area...