From tweets to luxury hotels, the private equity and venture capital spaces have had plenty of high profile deals in 2013. However, there is one subset of the PE space that deserves a special mention as the year draws to a close—infrastructure. While airport financings and railroad purchases may not make for sexier headlines than tech IPOs, infrastructure provides the foundation for the global economy and is highly influential in the mind of the public. After all, ask yourself, when is the last time you heard a politician give a major economic speech and not call for increased investment in infrastructure?
Yet, patriotic as infrastructure may be, gone are the days when a country simply owned all of its own roads, power plants and communications lines. Infrastructure funds are increasingly becoming more global, and several of them made that shift in 2013. In this article, we highlight a few of these funds and look into what their strategies can tell us about how infrastructure funds are evolving.
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