Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets has held the final close of Macquarie Super Core Infrastructure Fund (MSCIF) Series 1 with EUR2.5 billion committed by investors – exceeding its initial minimum target of EUR1.5 billion.
The new fund has been developed in partnership with investors to complement MIRA’s existing European infrastructure funds, targeting investments in core regulated assets through a long-term, yield-focused vehicle.
“Our clients continue to recognise the value presented by investing in the infrastructure that underpins the ongoing development of our economies and communities,” says Martin Stanley (pictured), Global Head of MIRA.
“The successful fundraising we’ve achieved for MSCIF reflects the close partnership we’ve built with our investors over a number of years, and we would like to thank them for their ongoing support.”
MSCIF attracted commitments from a globally diverse group of new and returning investors to the MIRA platform, including public and private pension plans, insurance companies, corporations, and sovereign wealth funds.
MSCIF has already committed ~60 per cent of its capital to investments in Cadent Gas in the United Kingdom, and Elenia Oy in Finland. The two seed assets will provide diversified exposure for the fund across the regulated gas and electricity distribution sectors.
“Our local teams have already been successful in sourcing attractive opportunities to deploy the capital of our investors, and our asset managers are working closely with those businesses to support further investment in their networks and services for customers” said Leigh Harrison, Head of MIRA EMEA.
“MSCIF is supported by a robust pipeline of potential investments, and represents a significant opportunity to build on our leadership position in the regulated assets sector.”
The final close of MSCIF Series 1 builds on the fundraising momentum experienced across the MIRA platform over the past five years, with more than EUR34 billion in new commitments raised from investors.
During the same period, MIRA has returned more than more than EUR20 billion in capital and distributions to investors in its funds around the world.
MSCIF is structured to be able to grow over time as further assets are acquired into the fund through further series fundraisings.
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