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Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners raises $8.4bn for global renewable energy infrastructure fund

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Danish fund management company Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners closed its global greenfield renewables fund, Copenhagen Infrastructure IV, at EUR 7 billion ($8.4 billion), ahead of its EUR 5.5 billion target.

According to a press release from the investment firm specializing in greenfield and renewable energy projects, commitments came from investors across the Nordics, Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia, with a 50:50 split between existing investors in CIP funds and new investors.

The fund's investor base comprises approximately 100 institutional investors, primarily pension funds, life insurance companies, and family offices.

"We are very pleased to welcome a prominent group of existing and new institutional investors to CI IV, and look forward to continuing to create value for our investors, project partners, and communities through the fund's investments in greenfield renewable energy projects. We are delighted that investors share our confidence in and appetite for greenfield renewables and have decided to invest alongside CIP in some of the largest clean energy projects across the globe within offshore wind, onshore wind, solar PV, transmission, and storage", says Jakob Baruël Poulsen, Managing Partner at CIP.

Investors in the fund included the €36 billion PensionDanmark, Copenhagen, and Brunel Pension Partnership, Bristol, England, the pool of U.K. local authority funds that runs £30 billion in assets on their behal......................

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