Macquarie’s Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions (MIDIS) has raised £739m ($1.2bn) for its UK infrastructure debt fund.

The fund takes MIDIS’s global infrastructure debt platform to £2.5bn.

Andrew Robertson, co-head of MIDIS, cited “continuous demand” from UK and European investors throughout the fundraising period, as well as increasing interest from investors in “other jurisdictions”.

“The speed of development and acceptance from borrowers has been strong,” he said.

“We look forward to exploring further opportunities in UK, Europe and overseas markets”. 

MIDIS has invested £800m in fixed, floating and inflation-linked debt across 11 infrastructure sub-sectors, including transport, regulated utilities, social infrastructure, solar photovoltaic and onshore wind. 

The company recently took £50m of inflation-linked notes from a UK water provider, Yorkshire Water Services.

The transaction, its first UK water utilities deal, took MIDIS’s investments in UK-regulated assets to £200m.