Macquarie raises €8bn for European infra

Macquarie Asset Management has raised the industry’s largest ever fund focused on European infrastructure.

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The firm’s European Infrastructure Fund 7 (MEIF7) has pulled in over €8bn of commitments from investors, following its final close in December 2023.

Among the investors committing to the fund are pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, asset managers and fund of fund investors.

“Despite an uncertain macroeconomic environment, we have continued to strengthen and broaden our relationships with clients by providing compelling solutions to help meet their investment objectives,” said Adam Lygoe, head of institutional and international wealth distribution at Macquarie Asset Management.

Head of infrastructure, Martin Bradley, added that the firm has “a strong pipeline of investment opportunities” lined up for the fund to invest into.