EIP to invest in second German offshore wind farm, Iberdrola’s Wikinger

  • Energy Infrastructure Partners reaches agreement to acquire 49% stake in Iberdrola offshore wind farm with 350 megawatts of capacity in the Baltic Sea

  • Agreement builds on EIP expertise in offshore wind and further increases access to Germany’s highly attractive feed-in tariff regime across client portfolios


ZURICH, 14 September, 2022
— Energy Infrastructure Partners, a leading infrastructure investor focused on the global energy transition, has reached an agreement on behalf of its clients to take a 49% stake in Iberdrola S.A.’s Wikinger offshore wind farm.

Wikinger operates under Germany’s feed-in tariff regime, which the country launched to spur clean energy investments and has since closed to new projects. The scheme offers a guaranteed price for all electricity produced by the Wikinger wind farm through 2037.

Unlike other fixed-price offtake arrangements, the wind farm and other assets in the scheme can sell the power they produce at market prices whenever they exceed the tariff.

Partnership with global leader in the renewable energy movement

Iberdrola entered the German market by building Wikinger, which began operations in 2018. Germany has since become a focus market for the Spanish multinational, which has built more than two decades of experience in renewable energy and is on track to amass 60 gigawatts of installed carbon-free generation capacity globally by 2025. Iberdrola will remain Wikinger’s majority shareholder and continue providing operation and maintenance services.

“Opportunities to join global leaders like Iberdrola as investment partners in a wind farm of this caliber – and with access to one of the most attractive regulatory schemes in the world – do not come around that often,” said Roland Dörig, EIP’s co-founder and managing partner. “It’s an especially proud day for our investors and another important moment in our growth story.”

Leveraging expertise in offshore wind

“It’s an honor to partner with Iberdrola, a pioneer and undisputed leader in the offshore wind industry,” said Peter Schümers, EIP’s co-head of Investments. “Adding a second offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea allows us to continue leveraging our expertise with this technology while enhancing diversification across our clients’ portfolios.”

Since it entered operation, Wikinger’s 70 turbines have contributed 350 megawatts in capacity of carbon-free electricity to Germany’s green energy ambitions, enough to power about 350,000 German homes, according to an Iberdrola analysis.

EIP manages a stake in the adjacent Arkona wind farm with 378 megawatts of capacity in partnership with RWE AG following a 2020 investment.

About Energy Infrastructure Partners AG 

Energy Infrastructure Partners AG is a Switzerland-based manager of collective assets focused on long-term equity investments in high-quality, large-scale renewables and system-critical energy infrastructure assets. Our strategy and investment horizon align with the lifetime of the underlying assets and generate visible cash flows. With over CHF 5 billion under management, EIP leverages an extensive industry network, broad transaction experience and partnerships with leading energy companies and the public sector to develop and manage investment solutions for institutional investors globally. EIP’s investor base includes pension funds, insurance companies and large family offices, who are increasingly interested in contributing to security of the energy supply as a pathway to create positive economic, ecological and social developments, and whose long-term funding needs closely match the energy infrastructure asset class.

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Energy Infrastructure Partners receives AIFM license, expands client offering

Luxembourg, July 22, 2022 – Energy Infrastructure Partners has secured authorization from Luxembourg’s financial supervisor to operate as an Alternative Investment Fund Manager, the latest step in strategic growth in investments supporting the conversion and expansion of the global energy system.

The Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF), which is responsible for supervising Luxembourg’s financial sector, has granted Energy Infrastructure Partners’ Luxembourg subsidiary a license as an Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) following an intensive application process.

Starting now Energy Infrastructure Partners will be able to manage and market alternative investment funds (AIF) in Luxembourg under its own license. The associated cross-border passporting rights will in turn enable the manager to market and distribute its own products across the European Union. Energy Infrastructure Partners will thereby streamline its European activities and further strengthen relationships with European investors.

Stéphanie Pinheiro, Head of Energy Infrastructure Partners Luxembourg, commented, “The AIFM license is the next logical step for Energy Infrastructure Partners. Achieving this milestone enables us to further extend our geographic scope and serve clients anywhere in the European Union now better than ever.”

Dr. Dominik Bollier, co-founder and Managing Partner of Energy Infrastructure Partners, added, “The granting of this license comes at the ideal time as we aim to give our investors access to investment opportunities arising from the conversion and expansion of the global energy system.”

Transitioning the global economy towards a decarbonized energy system while safeguarding the security of supply will require significant levels of investment over the coming decades.

Energy Infrastructure Partners’ new global offering leverages the energy infrastructure expertise of its interdisciplinary team, comprising 70 experts across its offices in Zurich and Luxembourg. Its hands-on investment approach targets long-term, direct investments into high-quality, large-scale renewables and system-critical energy infrastructure with attractive, stable cash flows. Energy Infrastructure Partners works with reputable industrial partners and the public sector, where environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters are thoroughly analyzed and managed.

Constructed in a diversified fashion around one of the most resilient asset classes – and focused on critical subsectors like renewable energy, energy transmission and distribution, power system flexibility and energy storage – the offering is designed to give investors real asset–backed cash flows for decades.

 

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Energy Infrastructure Partners AG (EIP) is a Switzerland-based manager of collective assets focused on high-quality, large-scale renewables and system-critical energy infrastructure assets. With over CHF 4 billion under management, EIP leverages an extensive industry network, broad transaction experience and close partnerships with energy suppliers and the public sector in order to develop and manage investment solutions for institutional investors globally. These clients include pension funds, insurance companies and large family offices who are increasingly interested in contributing to security of the energy supply as a pathway to create positive economic, ecological and social developments. Pension funds in particular appreciate investment opportunities that generate long-term, visible cash flows – a trademark of energy infrastructure and a profile that matches their need to fund the retirement income of their members.

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Energy Infrastructure Partners and Crédit Agricole Assurances acquire 25% of Repsol Renovables

Madrid, June 9, 2022 – Crédit Agricole Assurances, the first bank insurance group in Europe, and Energy Infrastructure Partners (EIP), a leading investor in the energy transition, announce the signing of an agreement with Repsol S.A. for the acquisition of a stake of 25% in Repsol Renovables, the Repsol S.A. subsidiary relating to renewable energy, at an implied enterprise value of €4.4bn.

Repsol Renovables has a current installed renewable generation base of 1.6 GW comprised of a mix of wind farms, solar assets and hydropower plants across Spain, Chile and the United States. Alongside Crédit Agricole Assurances and EIP, Repsol will pursue a strategic plan to increase its total installed capacity before the end of the decade, to reach 20 GW by 2030.

The consortium of funds managed by Crédit Agricole Assurances and EIP will hold 25% of Repsol Renovables following the final close, which is set to occur in the fourth quarter of this year, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval.

Philippe Dumont, Crédit Agricole Assurances CEO, said, “Fully in line with Crédit Agricole Group’s commitments in favor of the climate, Crédit Agricole Assurances is actively contributing to a low-carbon economy through its investments in the energy transition. This investment alongside Repsol and EIP is a new step, contributing to reach our objective of 14 GW of installed capacity by 2025.”

“We are pleased to provide our investors with the opportunity to participate in a renewables platform of this size and caliber,” commented EIP Managing Partner, Roland Dörig. “Working together with Repsol will support us in realizing our ambitious growth plans and further expanding EIP’s footprint in the Americas,” added EIP Co-Head of Investments, Peter Schümers.

With nearly 100 years of history, Repsol has leveraged its scale as a vertically integrated, publicly traded oil and gas major with a market capitalization above €20 billion to transform itself into a leader in the renewable energy and decarbonization movement in Europe and North America.

New markets, new technologies and new corners of the energy infrastructure economy

The platform benefits economically from power purchase agreements with blue-chip companies like Microsoft and Amazon. These long-term sales contracts provide the business with protection from volatility in the power markets.

Following the transaction, Crédit Agricole Assurances and EIP plan to support the platform’s further diversification. These plans include entering new markets and incorporating complementary technologies like offshore wind.

Headquartered in Madrid, Repsol is present in more than 30 countries. The company has committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

The consortium was advised by Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank and Greenhill & Co. (M&A), and Herbert Smith Freehills and Linklaters (legal).

 

Crédit Agricole Assurances
Crédit Agricole Assurances, France’s largest insurance Group, unites together Crédit Agricole’s insurance subsidiaries. The Group offers a range of savings, retirement, health, personal protection and property insurance products and services. They are distributed by the Crédit Agricole’s banks in France and in eight other countries around the world by financial advisers and multi-line insurance agents. The Crédit Agricole Assurances companies serve individuals, professionals, farmers and businesses. Crédit Agricole Assurances has 5,300 employees. Its premium income at the end of 2021 amounted to €36.5 billion (IFRS).
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Energy Infrastructure Partners AG is a Switzerland-based manager of collective assets focused on high quality, large-scale renewables and system-critical energy infrastructure assets. With over CHF 4 billion under management, EIP leverages an extensive industry network, broad transaction experience and close partnerships with energy suppliers and the public sector in order to develop and manage investment solutions for institutional investors globally. These clients, primarily pension funds, insurances and large family offices, seek investments in long-term, visible cash flow-generating assets that also contribute to security of energy supply, positive economic, ecological and social development, and the retirement provision of the population.

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Energy Infrastructure Partners and RWE Renewables inaugurate 475 MW onshore project Nysäter Wind in northern Sweden

Zurich, June 9, 2022 – The inauguration of Nysäter Wind marks a significant contribution to the energy transition and security of European energy supply during a year that has shown these topics are more important than ever.

Today, northern Sweden’s Nysäter Wind will be inaugurated by Energy Infrastructure Partners, or EIP, and RWE Renewables, developer and minority co-shareholder of the project, which began construction in 2018. Nysäter Wind is majority-owned by funds managed by EIP and consists of 114 turbines with a combined output of approximately 1.7 terawatt hours of electricity per year. This is enough to supply the equivalent of over 300,000 Swedish homes with electricity, making it one of Europe’s largest onshore wind farms. The project also features a landmark offtake agreement with a blue-chip energy company. This power purchase agreement will run for 15 years and is one of the largest of its kind on record.

“The importance of securing energy supply and reducing reliance on traditional means of generation in Europe is paramount,” commented Roland Dörig, EIP Managing Partner. “We are proud of this accomplishment, made on behalf of our clients, who are supporting the vision of a fossil-free future with their investment.”

Sweden aims to meet 100% of its electricity needs from renewable sources by 2040, which will require continued large-scale investment in renewable technologies. Nysäter Wind supports the achievement of these climate targets by harnessing the excellent wind resource along the coastal area of northern Sweden, feeding the energy produced into the electricity grid.

“Successfully erecting 114 turbines is no small feat,” said Tobias Griesshaber, EIP Co-Head of Investments. “Considering all the phases of such a large project, and especially given the Covid-19 pandemic and related supply-chain issues, as well as the thousands of people who have been involved across all project stages, the result truly is a testament to the might of what we can accomplish when we work together.”

The inauguration will be attended by representatives of the Swedish government, media, industry and other areas of business. Prior to cutting the ribbon, there will also be a panel discussion about Sweden’s management of the climate transition, the significance of successful lighthouse projects like Nysäter Wind, and tackling increasing demand of electricity. The official event will be followed by a celebration open to members of the public, including entertainment, food and an exhibition enabling guests to visit and learn about the wind farm.

 

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Energy Infrastructure Partners AG (EIP) is a Switzerland-based manager of collective assets focused on high quality, large-scale renewables and system-critical energy infrastructure assets. With over CHF 4 billion under management, EIP leverages an extensive industry network, broad transaction experience and close partnerships with energy suppliers and the public sector in order to develop and manage investment solutions for institutional investors globally. These clients, primarily pension funds, insurances and large family offices, seek investments in long-term, visible cash flow-generating assets that also contribute to security of energy supply, positive economic, ecological and social development, and the retirement provision of the population.

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Energy Infrastructure Partners to acquire stake in leading French renewables platform from Boralex

Zurich, February 24, 2022 – Energy Infrastructure Partners, a leading investor in the energy transition, will acquire a stake in one of France’s largest renewables platforms, with more than 1 gigawatt of generation capacity. Under the agreement with Canadian utility Boralex Inc., an early mover in the global renewable energy industry, funds managed by Energy Infrastructure Partners will take a 30% share in the company’s French renewables platform and support its further growth as a leader in the French market.

The strategic partnership between Energy Infrastructure Partners, or EIP, and Boralex will build on an existing platform of more than 70 wind and solar plants totaling over 1 gigawatt of generation capacity. Boralex’s French platform also comprises an extensive development pipeline to construct new wind and solar projects across France and upgrade existing sites with best-in-class technology.

Tim Marahrens, EIP Co-Head of Investments, commented, “We look forward to working closely with our partner Boralex to build on their strong track record in the French market. They have established an impressive foundation for continued growth, and we’re excited to work together on its expansion over the coming years.”

Together EIP and Boralex will target a buildout of up to 3 gigawatts of wind and photovoltaic generation capacity by 2030 and support the renewable energy program France launched as part of its commitments through the Paris Climate Agreement, the Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie or Multiannual Energy Plan. The government program aims to double the country’s onshore wind capacity and triple its photovoltaic capacity by the end of the decade compared with 2018 levels, while investing more than EUR 70bn in the French renewable energy sector’s continued growth.

Roland Dörig, EIP Managing Partner, commented, “This is an exciting time for our industry, as our clients contribute to supporting the European transition to low-carbon energy generation. Looking at the French government’s plans, onshore wind and solar technology is projected to play an instrumental role in securing the country’s energy supply. Boralex is well-positioned to support France in achieving its renewables targets, thanks to its large and technologically diversified portfolio of assets.”

The closing of the transaction is subject to customary regulatory closing conditions and the approval of Boralex SAS’ Economic and Social Committee (CSE).

 

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Energy Infrastructure Partners AG (EIP) is a Switzerland-based manager of collective assets focused on high quality, large-scale renewables and system-critical energy infrastructure assets. With over CHF 4 billion under management, EIP leverages an extensive industry network, broad transaction experience and close partnerships with energy suppliers and the public sector in order to develop and manage investment solutions for institutional investors globally. These clients, primarily pension funds, insurances and large family offices, seek investments in long-term, visible cash flow-generating assets that also contribute to security of energy supply, positive economic, ecological and social development, and the retirement provision of the population.

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Energy Infrastructure Partners closes European fund above EUR 1 billion target

Zurich, July 6, 2021 – Energy Infrastructure Partners’ European fund, Energy Infrastructure 2018, has closed. The Fund, already over three-quarters invested, targets economically relevant energy infrastructure assets.

Energy Infrastructure Partners (EIP) successfully completed fundraising during the first half of 2021, raising total commitments from investors to over EUR 1 billion for its Europe-focused energy infrastructure fund. Closing was achieved through commitments from more than 40 institutional investors in Europe and Asia, predominantly comprising pension funds and insurance companies. Despite strong investor demand, the Fund adhered to its target size of EUR 1 billion to allow for the timely deployment of committed capital.

At closing, the Fund was already over 75% allocated or invested, with a portfolio diversified across investment-grade Europe (excluding Switzerland) comprising Nordic onshore wind farms, an offshore windfarm in Germany, as well as concentrated solar power plants in Spain and photovoltaic power stations in Italy and Slovakia. The Fund’s duration of 25 years with a possible five-year extension enables investors to harvest attractive cash flows for long periods.

Reaching this milestone demonstrates that the Fund’s strategy has proven its value to investors. By investing alongside leading industrial partners and public entities, EIP has been able to create attractive, diversified proprietary opportunities that offer long-term returns for institutional investors.

Beat Goetz, Head Global Client Solutions, commented, “Due to strong demand from our institutional investor base, we will expand our investment platform towards global investment-grade countries while still focusing on Europe. During the energy transition, very high investments in renewables, in transmission-distribution grids and in energy storage will be required to ensure continued security of supply. This creates interesting new global opportunities for our investors.”

 

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Energy Infrastructure Partners AG
Energy Infrastructure Partners AG (EIP) is a Switzerland-based manager of collective assets focused on high quality, large-scale renewables and system-critical energy infrastructure assets. With over CHF 4 billion under management, EIP leverages an extensive industry network, broad transaction experience and close partnerships with energy suppliers and the public sector in order to develop and manage solutions for institutional investors globally. EIP’s clients focus primarily on pension funds, insurances and large family offices seeking investments in long-term, stable cash flow-generating assets that also contribute to security of energy supply, positive economic, ecological and social development, and the retirement provision of the population.

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This document does not constitute individual investment advice and does not release the recipient from making its own assessment with respect to an investment. The recipient must not take any investment decisions solely based on the information contained in this document and shall, if necessary or appropriate in consultation with external advisers, assess the information based on the recipient’s individual circumstances in terms of suitability and appropriateness and any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other consequences such an investment may have.

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Funds advised by Energy Infrastructure Partners acquire 49% stake in 13 GW global renewable energy platform BayWa r.e.

Zurich, December 9, 2020 – Funds advised by Energy Infrastructure Partners will invest in BayWa r.e. by means of a EUR 530m capital increase. The transaction will result in a 49% shareholding and will create significant value in the renewable energy sector.

The transaction, signed yesterday in Munich, will enable a consortium of investors advised by Energy Infrastructure Partners AG (EIP), including the Versicherungskammer Bayern, to participate in BayWa r.e.’s global renewables platform. A Munich-based global leader in the renewable energy industry, BayWa r.e. has an established photovoltaic and onshore wind project pipeline of over 13 GW that is diversified across more than 20 countries worldwide. Partnering with EIP will allow for an accelerated build-out of BayWa r.e.’s globally and technologically diversified renewables platform.

Aside from maintaining a focus on the successful project development, services and solutions business, the strategic evolvement of BayWa r.e. into an independent power producer (IPP) with an initial 3 GW target capacity by 2028 is the first step to capitalize on the full potential of the platform. The partners envisage deploying additional capital over time in order to extend the owned renewable asset base significantly.

“Our excellent relationship with BayWa as the majority partner, the impressive performance of BayWa r.e.’s management team and our proven record in large-scale renewable investments will allow us to jointly build out and develop this platform in the years to come. The strategic progression will enable institutional investors to profit from stable cash flows while accessing a renewable power generation portfolio of significant size,” commented Roland Dörig, Managing Partner at EIP.

Tim Marahrens, Co-Head Origination and Transactions at EIP, underscored the significance of the transaction given the current period of ongoing market consolidation in the sector. “We are pleased about this unique opportunity to participate in a large-scale global renewable platform.”

 

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Energy Infrastructure Partners AG (EIP) is a Swiss manager of collective assets focused on high quality, large-scale renewables and system-critical energy infrastructure assets. With over CHF 3 billion under management, EIP leverages an extensive industry network, broad transaction experience and close partnerships with energy suppliers and the public sector in order to develop and manage solutions for institutional investors globally. Its clients primarily focus on pension funds, insurances and large family offices seeking investments in long-term, stable cash flow-generating assets that also contribute to security of energy supply, positive economic and social development, and the retirement provision of the population.

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This document does not constitute individual investment advice and does not release the recipient from making its own assessment with respect to an investment. The recipient must not take any investment decisions solely based on the information contained in this document and shall, if necessary or appropriate in consultation with external advisers, assess the information based on the recipient’s individual circumstances in terms of suitability and appropriateness and any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other consequences such an investment may have.

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Energy Infrastructure Partners announces senior hires to further strengthen market position

Zurich, December 16, 2020 – Energy Infrastructure Partners AG (EIP) is pleased to announce a number of new key hires. They include Beat Goetz, Head Global Investor Solutions, Corinna Guenther, Head Risk Management, Anna Sexton, Head Market Positioning and Caterina Mattle, Head Public & Regulatory Affairs.

“Further strengthening our team with these senior specialists will pave the way for us to achieve our goals and growth potential in the coming years, especially as we face the challenges of energy transition and building a decarbonized future,” commented Dominik Bollier, founding managing partner of EIP.

“The decades of experience brought by the strengthened management team will bolster the realization of EIP’s global trajectory and ensure that we are well-positioned when it comes to proactively tackling the shifting regulatory landscape, expanding our client base, and making our investors’ assets tangible – from wind farms in the Nordics to hydropower plants here in Switzerland,” agreed Roland Dörig, founding managing partner of EIP.

The timing of the announcement falls in line with EIP’s transformation: the company recently announced that going forward, it will operate as an independent collective asset manager after it was granted a license from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).

Beat Goetz, Head Global Investor Solutions, joins EIP after successfully leading the Swiss Institutional Client Coverage Team at UBS Asset Management in Switzerland and out of Singapore for the Asia Pacific Region. Goetz has more than 25 years of experience in Asset Management with a focus on institutional clients. He has played a key role in developing solutions for institutional investors to benefit from the transition in the Swiss energy market as demand for energy infrastructure investments, particularly from institutional investors, continues to grow. His strength lies in designing tailor-made client solutions.

Corinna Guenther, Head Risk Management, has gathered over two decades’ experience in the financial industry. She began her career with key roles in corporate lending and project management for strategic investments. With a number of Managing Director roles in Germany and Switzerland under her belt, Guenther was most recently Managing Director at Flossbach von Storch AG in Zurich, where she oversaw risk management and compliance.

Dr. Anna Sexton, Head Market Positioning, brings more than 15 years of experience promoting and supporting sales priorities in key markets, as well as in crisis management and transaction situations. Before joining Energy Infrastructure Partners, she was Head of Media Relations for the International Wealth Management division at Credit Suisse, actively contributing to its positioning and economic success. Previously, she was Head of Public & Media Relations at Partners Group.

Caterina Mattle, Head Public & Regulatory Affairs, represented Swiss cantonal interests in energy politics for six years as Secretary General of the Swiss Conference of the Cantonal Ministers of Energy (EnDK), where she gained an in-depth understanding of the political processes and stakeholders in energy politics. Previously, she worked in the CEO headquarters of the Nord Stream I Pipeline Project, and prior to that at The Advisory House, consulting one of Switzerland’s major energy companies on the establishment of their regulatory framework.

 

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Energy Infrastructure Partners AG
Energy Infrastructure Partners AG (EIP) is a Swiss manager of collective assets focused on high quality, large-scale renewables and system-critical energy infrastructure assets. With over CHF 3 billion under management, EIP leverages an extensive industry network, broad transaction experience and close partnerships with energy suppliers and the public sector in order to develop and manage solutions for institutional investors globally. Its clients primarily focus on pension funds, insurances and large family offices seeking investments in long-term, stable cash flow-generating assets that also contribute to security of energy supply, positive economic and social development, and the retirement provision of the population.

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This document does not constitute individual investment advice and does not release the recipient from making its own assessment with respect to an investment. The recipient must not take any investment decisions solely based on the information contained in this document and shall, if necessary or appropriate in consultation with external advisers, assess the information based on the recipient’s individual circumstances in terms of suitability and appropriateness and any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other consequences such an investment may have.

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Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners receives own FINMA license

Zurich, November 18, 2020 – Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners AG will act as an independent investment manager under the name Energy Infrastructure Partners AG (EIP) going forward. The license is granted conditionally and becomes legally effective as soon as Energy Infrastructure Partners AG has fulfilled all conditions of FINMA.

This strategic step will allow EIP to fully realize its global growth potential arising from the energy transition in conjunction with increasing demand and the investment needs of institutional investors by diversifying into additional geographies. In this context, the company is currently developing innovative products and working on promising investment opportunities in the energy sector. Credit Suisse Asset Management will remain an important partner in the future with continued collaboration on the distribution side.

Since its inception, EIP has exclusively focused on investment solutions in the energy infrastructure sector for institutional investors in Switzerland and abroad. This includes, among others, CSA Energie-Infrastruktur Schweiz, an investment group of the Credit Suisse Investment Foundation. Launched in 2014, CSA Energie-Infrastruktur Schweiz is the largest investment group investing in Swiss infrastructure today, with CHF 1.7 billion in capital under management and capital commitments from more than 170 Swiss pension funds.

EIP manages more than CHF 3 billion (including capital commitments) from institutional investors in Switzerland, Europe and Asia, and employs an interdisciplinary team of 40 experts. It has an extensive industry network, broad infrastructure transaction experience, a strong track record and proven partnerships with energy suppliers and the public sector. Roland Dörig, co-founder of EIP, comments: “As an independent investment manager, we are ideally positioned to fully leverage infrastructure investment opportunities for our clients.” Dr. Dominik Bollier, co-founder of EIP, adds: “We will continue to provide our clients with attractive long-term investments that generate sustainable returns and have a positive impact on energy system transformation.”

 

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Energy Infrastructure Partners AG (EIP) is a Swiss manager of collective assets focused on high quality, large-scale renewables and system-critical energy infrastructure assets. With over CHF 3 billion under management, EIP leverages an extensive industry network, broad transaction experience and close partnerships with energy suppliers and the public sector in order to develop and manage solutions for institutional investors globally. Its clients primarily focus on pension funds, insurances and large family offices seeking investments in long-term, stable cash flow-generating assets that also contribute to security of energy supply, positive economic and social development, and the retirement provision of the population.

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This document does not constitute individual investment advice and does not release the recipient from making its own assessment with respect to an investment. The recipient must not take any investment decisions solely based on the information contained in this document and shall, if necessary or appropriate in consultation with external advisers, assess the information based on the recipient’s individual circumstances in terms of suitability and appropriateness and any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other consequences such an investment may have.

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Acquisition of a stake in one of the largest wind farms in Europe by investors advised by EIP

Zurich, June 3, 2020 – Investors advised by Energy Infrastructure Partners AG (EIP) will invest in the Markbygden II wind farm cluster in Sweden

Investors advised by EIP will acquire a majority stake in a wind farm portfolio with a nominal power of 253 MW in the northern part of the Markbygden II (“Markbygden”) wind farm cluster in Sweden. Located close to the Arctic Polar Circle in the province of Norrbotten, Markbygden takes advantage of some of Europe’s best wind resources. When full production levels are achieved by the end of 2021, the majority stake in Markbygden will generate enough power to provide more than 66’000 Swedish households with electricity. The project represents an important contribution to Sweden’s goal of reaching both 100% renewable power production by 2040 and net zero emissions by 2045.

Peter Schümers, Transaction Lead EIP, commented: “We are pleased to have signed this transaction despite the current challenging environment. Our share in Markbygden is expected to be operational by the end of 2021, with a combined annual production of 657 GWh. We are looking forward to working with the seller, Enercon, one of the world’s leading innovators in wind energy with over 30 years’ industry experience.”

The investment in the northern part of Markbygden II constitutes a brownfield transaction without construction risk, as the wind farm will be taken over upon completion of construction. The necessary work for grid connection and infrastructure for the northern part began in 2019.

When completed, Markbygden II will be one of the top 3 onshore wind farms operating in Europe by installed capacity. Enercon will retain a minority stake, securing alignment of interests and underlining Enercon’s long-term commitment.

 

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Energy Infrastructure Partners AG
Energy Infrastructure Partners AG (EIP) is a Swiss manager of collective assets focused on high quality, large-scale renewables and system-critical energy infrastructure assets. With over CHF 3 billion under management, EIP leverages an extensive industry network, broad transaction experience and close partnerships with energy suppliers and the public sector in order to develop and manage solutions for institutional investors globally. Its clients primarily focus on pension funds, insurances and large family offices seeking investments in long-term, stable cash flow-generating assets that also contribute to security of energy supply, positive economic and social development, and the retirement provision of the population.

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This document does not constitute individual investment advice and does not release the recipient from making its own assessment with respect to an investment. The recipient must not take any investment decisions solely based on the information contained in this document and shall, if necessary or appropriate in consultation with external advisers, assess the information based on the recipient’s individual circumstances in terms of suitability and appropriateness and any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other consequences such an investment may have.

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