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Zak Bentley

Zak Bentley is a senior reporter at Infrastructure Investor based in London. Zak joined Infrastructure Investor in 2016 from Centaur where he was a reporter at their Clean Energy Pipeline title. He has a detailed knowledge and experience of the financial and regulatory aspects of the global renewable energy market, as well as the wider infrastructure market. Zak has a degree in English and History from the University of Birmingham.
Macquarie GIG Energy Transition Solutions is targeting a net IRR of 13 percent to 15 percent, according to documents seen by Infrastructure Investor.
The watered-down climate bill is nevertheless a more holistic attempt to foster the realities of the energy transition.
Five years after the US power company's $17bn take-private, the energy-focused firm is rolling about 20% of the existing LPs into a single-asset vehicle.
The new vehicle, which aims to help drive the global energy transition, will initially focus on Europe, balancing its portfolio over time.
Bill Green, founder of Climate Adaptive Infrastructure, explains how investors are mispricing climate risk and what needs to change.
The deal, 13 months after CDPQ invested a further $1bn, is said to be one of the largest renewable investments in North American history.
Battery pack
The growth in wider energy-transition strategies introduces an interesting new dynamic to renewable and clean energy investment.
Solar panel
Vortex Energy IV, which is targeting $700m, is looking to invest across the energy transition spectrum in Europe, North America and Australia.
The fund, which is believed to be targeting about €500m, is set for a first close before the end of the year.
The industry veteran will lead a new capital formation team at Quinbrook, having previously served as managing director at BlackRock.
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