Actis, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets, today announced that it has successfully held a final close on its US$750m Actis Infrastructure 2 fund. This pan-emerging markets fund will focus principally on opportunities in power generation and transport.
Paul Fletcher, Senior Partner at Actis said, “The need to build infrastructure in emerging markets is one of the great investment themes of our time - power, roads, ports, airports and bridges – these are the means through which these countries will continue to grow and prosper.”
Actis’s presence on the ground across Africa, China, India, Latin America and South East Asia gives the fund an unrivalled presence in its target markets. The firm’s local knowledge and relationships are invaluable for sourcing investment opportunities, developing local partnerships, and managing political and regulatory risk.
The infrastructure team comprises 14 people, based in Singapore, Mumbai and London. It is led jointly by Partners Michael Till and Torbjorn Caesar. Each team member averages 10 years of infrastructure and 11 years of emerging markets experience. They have a blend of expertise in infrastructure investing, operations, project finance and project development, having completed investments in over 20 countries in the fund’s target regions.