Exclusive: Macquarie eyes $2 billion infrastructure fund-sources

Source: Greg Roumeliotis, Reuters, April 2, 2012

…The firm is betting on a vibrant market for privatized infrastructure assets that are set to change hands. Of the major U.S. infrastructure deals completed in 2010 and 2011, 64 percent were transactions in the secondary market, according a February report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Macquarie has also proved successful in bidding for the few new assets on the market.

It was behind the largest U.S. infrastructure deals of the last two years — a $2.1 billion project to build and operate commuter rail lines to Denver International Airport and a $1.7 billion upgrade of a tunnel between the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth in Virginia….

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