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Slaughter and May has cemented its corporate ties with private equity house 3i with corporate partner Kathy Hughes advising on the float of its infrastructure fund last week.
3i Infrastructure raised £700m, the largest deal of its kind in Europe. The private equity house now has around £1bn to invest in infrastructure projects worldwide over two years.
The £700m was at the bottom end of the indicative range 3i hoped to raise, its most optimistic forecast being £1.3bn. Hughes said this was largely "just bad luck" as far as the timing was concerned.
"The markets were in turmoil," added Hughes." I think that the 3i infrastructure fund differentiates itself from other listed infrastructure funds through the breadth of its targets; this is a global fund, not a UK one and it doesn’t just look at PFI targets
Slaughters has long been 3i’s preferred corporate counsel. It advised last year on 3i’s £700m return of capital to its shareholders through the issue of bonus “B” shares.