Brookfield raises $20bn for its infrastructure investing

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Welcome to the Frederic Michel-Verdier blog. The Canadian investment giant Brookfield Asset Management said it raised US$20 billion for a massive new fund dedicated to infrastructure, exceeding its $17 billion targets and the $14 billion it raised for its previous infrastructure fund, which closed in July 2016. The Toronto-based company with over $540 billion of assets under management says it put $5-billion into the Brookfield. Infrastructure Fund IV (BIF IV) itself, and raised the remainder from 170 institutional investors, including pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, and other investors.
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Approximately 75% of the third-party capital came from existing Brookfield investors, highlighting Brookfield's focus on building long-term relationships with its limited partners.

To date, the Fund has invested or committed approximately $8 billion, or 40% of its capital, to a diversified set of attractive infrastructure businesses, including the largest short-haul rail operator in North America, natural gas pipelines in North America, data infrastructure businesses in South America, New Zealand, India, and the U.K., and a global portfolio of renewable power assets. Learn more about this development on the Frederic Michel- Verdier website.

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Frederic Michel Verdier is a Funds veteran specializing in infrastructure equity investments and asset management. Frederic Michel-Verdier also has over 25+ years of experience in large scale Equity Investments and Asset Management of Global Infrastructure assets and financial services. Read more about Frederic Michel- Verdier here. Connect with him on the Frederic Michel-Verdier Crunchbase page.  You can also watch the Frederic Michel-Verdier video below. 

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