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Dual final close by year end for European AM

A Europe-headquartered asset manager with global operations is expected to conclude fundraising on both its active capital raises by year end, potentially bringing in €7 billion between the global investment strategies

EXA, Digital Reality announce Europe expansion

British hyperscale connectivity company EXA Infrastructure and US data centre and colocation service provider Digital Reality have signed an MoU to expand EXA’s fibre infrastructure to Digital Realty’s data centres across the Mediterranean region.

Viasat completes Inmarsat takeover

US telecom provider Viasat has completed the takeover of British satellite business Inmarsat Group for $7.3 billion

HKMC prints infra loans-backed USD notes

Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation successfully raised $404.8 million through its inaugural infrastructure loan-backed securities under the pilot scheme on infrastructure finance securitisation

Francesco Starace to join EQT

EQT has hired Francesco Starace as a partner within its infrastructure division to provide senior insight to support investment activity, portfolio companies and strategic initiatives

First close approaches for €1.5bn Europe fund

First close will occur by summer on a €1.5 billion Europe-focused infrastructure fund

Merlo exits UBS, London

UBS Asset Management has been dealt a dealt a significant blow in London with the departure of long-standing leading light Alessandro Merlo

Fiera appoints Schuster to EMEA chief exec

Fiera Capital Corporation has appointed Klaus Schuster as executive director and chief executive officer EMEA from the end of May

Lumina CloudInfra kicks off data centre in India

Data infrastructure and analytics company Lumina CloudInfra has committed to investing around $300 million in its first hyperscale data centre campus in Maharashtra, India

EC approves Viasat's acquisition of Inmarsat

The European Commission has unconditionally approved US telecom providers Viasat’s acquisition of British satellite business Inmarsat

UK IoT firm reaches milestone

British internet of things and infrastructure firm Connexin has reached 25,000 customers and is northern England’s largest alternative fibre network

DigitalBridge, PIF partner for Saudi Arabia data centres

Global asset manager DigitalBridge has partnered with the Public Investment Fund to develop data centres in Saudi Arabia and across the Gulf Cooperation Council

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UK government sets up space infra fund

The UK government has set up the Space Clusters and Infrastructure Fund – the first dedicated fund for UK space infrastructure

Ares Infrastructure funds UK fibre rollout

Ares Infrastructure’s debt fund has agreed to provide a £160 million financing package to UK fibre provider toob to fund its network expansion