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Our history

Energy Infrastructure Partners, authorized by FINMA in Switzerland, and its Luxembourg subsidiary, authorized by the CSSF in Luxembourg, creates direct investment solutions in the energy infrastructure sector for institutional investors.

Our story began in Switzerland, with a vehicle that has since become the largest investment group ("Anlagegruppe") active in Swiss infrastructure today: Every 10th Swiss pension fund is a participant.

Thanks to strong partnerships and our team of experts, our offering now extends to Europe and beyond.

Infrastructure is in our DNA

We trace our history back to the achievements of Alfred Escher, who ranks among the most distinguished Swiss personalities of the 19th century and is recognized as the founder of modern infrastructure in Switzerland for linking Northern and Southern Europe with the Gotthard tunnel.

Escher made Switzerland’s sparsely-developed railway infrastructure a political and economic priority, founding the Schweizerische Kreditanstalt (today Credit Suisse) to fund the project in 1856. In doing so, Escher inaugurated the founding institution of what would become Switzerland’s globally-recognized financial center.

Creating direct investment solutions in the energy infrastructure sector in Switzerland and globally

Escher’s commitment to infrastructural development is closely linked with our values, and the strength of this heritage has formed the backbone of our activities since Energy Infrastructure Partners was originally founded in 2014 as a joint venture between the managing partners and Credit Suisse.

In 2020 we underwent a transformation, shifting predominant ownership to senior management and acquiring a license as manager of collective assets from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). This has laid the groundwork for us to fully realize our growth potential by diversifying into additional geographies in times of energy transition, demographic growth, and increasing energy demand.

In 2022, our Luxembourg subsidiary was granted authorization from the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF), Luxembourg’s financial supervisor, to operate as an Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM). This license enables us to streamline our European activities and further strengthen relationships with European investors.

Working closely with an extensive global industry network

In total, we have CHF 5 billion in capital under management from institutional investors in Switzerland, Europe, and Asia, and employ a diverse interdisciplinary team of investment professionals.

We have an extensive industry network, broad transaction experience supported by a strong track record, and close partnerships with energy suppliers and the public sector.