Ardian – Closing of first American focused Infra Fund

French investment firm Ardian has raised more than USD 800m for its inaugural infrastructure fund dedicated to investments within the US and other OECD countries in the Americas. The fund surpassed its original USD 500m target within six months of fundraising, with commitments from pension funds, insurance companies, and other institutions from North America, Europe and Asia. The fund’s investments will be driven by opportunities in the US, adding that the firm is also actively looking at Chile, Mexico, and Canada.