Stafford Capital Partners has raised an initial €153m for its fourth infrastructure fund.

The manager said the Stafford Infrastructure Secondaries Fund (SISF) IV fund’s first close was backed by eight institutional investors across Europe and the US.

SISF IV will continue the manager’s strategy of acquiring secondary positions in existing infrastructure funds with a focus on accessing core infrastructure assets.

William Greene, Stafford Infrastructure Partner said: “We are very thankful for the support from both existing and new investors who appreciate the resilience of the asset class, particularly amidst these challenging times, as well as Stafford’s differentiated strategy of generating discounted access to yielding core infrastructure assets.

“We have developed a robust pipeline of deals at various stages of review and we look forward to imminently deploying capital on behalf of SISF IV investors.”

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