CIP's new fund targets USD 1bn by investing in emerging markets

The higher risk profile of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partner's new fund, aimed at growth markets, will be limited by selling off a completed project more rapidly than normal. But local embeddedness will remain, says partner.

Photo: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Last month, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) announced the opening of its fifth major fund. Unlike the preceding funds, it does not target mature markets but rather growth markets in Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Africa – as implied by the name, New Markets Fund I.

It can be said, though, that this is not the first time CIP seeks to invest in emerging markets. On the contrary, a considerable chunk of the last fund was directed toward Taiwanese offshore wind projects Changfang, Fufang, Xidao and Zhong Neng that the fund plans to establish in the new market. Thus, the newest fund's target market might thus seem relatively apparent.

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