Infrastructure is now a major part of investment portfolios in the institutional and retail asset management spaces. This award recognises the major players that have shown an understanding of this complex asset class and have worked hard to help companies reap the potential rewards. The judges said that Infracapital’s investments have demonstrated sustainability as well as corporate responsibility.
Last year was another strong 12 months for Infracapital with a particular focus on enhancing the ESG credentials across its business, while also delivering several accomplishments across its greenfield and brownfield funds.
A leading European infrastructure investor with significant experience in mid-market investing, Infracapital’s platform offers investors different means to access essential European infrastructure, in both greenfield and brownfield strategies. Uniquely positioned as a standalone boutique with the weight of a large parent group, M&G Plc, behind it, the team has a proven track record since 2001– having successfully invested across a range of geographies and essential sectors.
M&G Plc is a founding signatory to the Net-Zero Asset Manager’s Initiative, committing to net-zero across operations by 2030 and across assets under management by 2050.
On the topic of responsible investment, Infracapital has itself taken several strides to enhance and evolve its approach. One of these is the successful sale of Falbygdens Energi AB (FEAB) in January 2021, which provided investors with a double-digit yield and an outstanding return – reflecting the significant value added through Infracapital’s active ownership.
A compelling pipeline of opportunities across both greenfield and brownfield strategies resulted in four transactions in 2021, with demand for essential infrastructure only increasing following Infracapital’s resilience during the pandemic, as well as the growing requirements to meet global net-zero commitments.
Infracapital’s strategies are continuing to capitalise on the current imbalance of supply versus demand in the European infrastructure market, where there remains significant underinvestment in critical infrastructure.
The firm has also identified diversity and inclusion as a key strategic priority. Noting the challenges in the industry, Infracapital aspires to reach 45% female representation and maintain and surpass a 25%-30% minority ethnic representation by 2035, having developed a diversity and inclusion roadmap to achieve such aspirations.