Infrastructure Investments is still outperforming as evidenced by the recent $9bn fundraise by EQT who exceeded their initial target of $7.5bn and in all within 6 months! Not a bad effort- and testament to the investor demand who are attracted by the stable, long term returns that Infrastructure investment offers. This is substantiated by EQT's performance who have invested in 27 infrastructure deals since 2008 and generated returns of 34%!
Sweden’s EQT has amassed €9bn for an infrastructure fund, extending a blitz of fundraising that has sparked concern the private equity industry will end up overpaying for assets. Pension and sovereign wealth funds were among those who handed money over to EQT, which raised the fund in six months and exceeded an initial target of €7.5bn. The bulk of the money will be invested in Europe and North America. The predictable returns typically generated by infrastructure assets, ranging from airports to water companies, have made them attractive targets for pension funds, which have increased their allocation to private equity in recent years.