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:
- Macquarie Group ($30.7 b)
- Goldman Sachs ($9.1 b)
- Alinda Capital Partners ($7.0 b)-tie
- Industry Funds Management ($7.0 b)-tie
- Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System ($6.2 b)
- Casse de depot et placement du Quebec ($6.1 b)
- Brookfield Asset Management ($5.8 b)
- Global Infrastructure Partners ($5.6 b)
- Ontario Teachers Pensions Plan ($4.8 b)
- 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?