Inframation Group’s 3Q15 Infrastructure Fundraising review reveals the most competitive infrastructure fundraising environment ever witnessed.  In the two largest unlisted infrastructure funds ever raised, Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and Brookfield

Infrastructure Partners kicked off fundraising of USD 15bn and USD 10bn respectively.  GIP’s fund will be formally launched in 4Q 2015, with a target IRR of around 15%.

Other 3Q highlights include: Stonepeak’s return to the market with the launch of Stonepeak Infrastructure Fund II, which has a fundraising target of USD 2.5bn

The launch of Goldman Sachs’ third dedicated infrastructure fund, the 15-year West Street Infrastructure Partners III — with a USD 1.57bn second close of the fund.

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners exceeding itsEUR 1300- 1600bn fundraising target with a EUR 2bn (DKK 14.8bn) final close of Copenhagen Infrastructure Fund II.

Italian infrastructure fund manager F2i also held a close above target on EUR 1.25bn for its second infrastructure fund, F2i Fund II.

Key restructurings in 3Q included EISER Global Infrastructure Fund I and Arcus European Infrastructure Fund.