I Squared Capital Eyes LNG Sector after Raising $15 Billion

Infrastructure investor I Squared Capital says LNG export projects have “increasing momentum” as Europe seeks alternatives to Russian supply.

Antoine Gara, Financial Times
I Squared Capital Eyes LNG Sector after Raising $15 Billion

The U.S. has approved a dozen new export projects but they need to be backed by gas purchase contracts and financing before they can proceed. Pictured is Venture Global LNG’s recently opened Calcasieu Pass gas export terminal in Louisiana, in which I Squared is a large investor. (Source: Hart Energy, Venture Global LNG, Shutterstock.com)

A leading infrastructure investor is eyeing the LNG sector after raising a new $15 billion fund, capitalizing on Europe’s search for energy supply alternatives to Russia.

I Squared Capital is among a handful of private capital firms dedicated to infrastructure investment. In the past decade the Miami-based group has grown to $34 billion in assets, 40% of them in the energy sector.

Gautam Bhandari, an I Squared managing partner, said new LNG export projects would gain momentum as the EU aims to displace Russian gas and as energy demand grows in Asia.

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