Preqin Quarterly Update: Infrastructure, Q2 2017
After the closure of the largest ever infrastructure fund in Q1 2017, fundraising lost momentum in Q2: 11 funds secured just $5.3bn. However, the growing opportunity for mega funds in the market has meant that the proportion of investors planning to commit $500mn or more to infrastructure funds in the next 12 months has increased. So far this year, infrastructure funds have been more successful in meeting their fundraising targets than in recent years. In addition, as in previous years, investors remain focused on the renewable energy sector, which accounts for the largest proportion of deals.