Infrastructure Investment Firms Raise $140 billion Over Five Years

Infrastructure Investor has tallied the capital raised by the world’s top investment firms and calculates they raised more the $140 billion over the last five years for their infrastructure funds. The Australian-based investment bank Macquarie Group led the list, raising more than $30 billion. Goldman Sachs was a distant second, raising $9 billion.

The top ten in the “Infrastructure Investor 30” were:

  1. Macquarie Group ($30.7 b)
  2. Goldman Sachs ($9.1 b)
  3. Alinda Capital Partners ($7.0 b)-tie
  4. Industry Funds Management ($7.0 b)-tie
  5. Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System ($6.2 b)
  6. Casse de depot et placement du Quebec ($6.1 b)
  7. Brookfield Asset Management ($5.8 b)
  8. Global Infrastructure Partners ($5.6 b)
  9. Ontario Teachers Pensions Plan ($4.8 b)
  10. High Star Capital ($4.3 b)

The question is: Will the U.S. be in a position to capitalize on this capital floating on world markets?

Samuel R. Staley, Ph.D. is a senior research fellow at Reason Foundation and managing director of the DeVoe L. Moore Center at Florida State University in Tallahassee where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in urban planning, regulation, and urban economics. Prior to joining Florida State, Staley was director of urban growth and land-use policy for Reason Foundation where he helped establish its urban policy program in 1997.