Deutsche AM wraps up second Pan-European infrastructure fund

Deutsche Asset Management has closed its second Pan-European infrastructure fund at about 1.8 billion euros. The limited partners of Pan European Infrastructure II LP include pension funds, insurance companies, banks, asset managers and funds of funds. The fund will invest in mature brownfield assets in Europe.

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Deutsche Asset Management (Deutsche AM) today announced the final close of Pan European Infrastructure II L.P. (PEIF II), a closed-end fund focusing on unlisted European infrastructure investments. The fund has achieved total commitments of approximately EUR 1.8 billion from 31 institutional investors globally, with additional dedicated co-investment capital of at least EUR 800 million. This brings the total available for investment to over EUR 2.5 billion.

PEIF II has a primary focus on mature brownfield assets, its strategy is to invest in core Western European economic infrastructure assets across various industry sectors and countries. The aim is to generate steady cash yield with long-term capital appreciation.

Investors are represented from across 15 countries, including Europe, Asia Pacific, North America and the Middle East, and has resulted in 26 new clients for the business, with eight committing over 100 million euros each. Pension funds and insurance (40% each) represent the largest category of investor; the remainder comprises banks, asset managers and funds of funds.

The fund, managed by our infrastructure business, has already achieved great traction, completing three investments to date. These include the acquisition of Akiem, the second largest locomotive leasing business in Continental Europe; TCR, a leading airport ground support equipment rental and service provider; and most recently have entered into a consortium deal to acquire a controlling stake in the Venice Airport Group, SAVE.

“This is a great fund raising achievement for PEIF II and demonstrates the confidence investors have in our team’s ability to deliver upon strategy,” said Hamish Mackenzie, Head of Infrastructure at Deutsche Asset Management. He added: “Europe is the most developed private and public infrastructure market and we believe our team has the discipline, relationship network and extensive experience to access and manage this deal potential for our investors.”

Deutsche Asset Management is the fifth largest infrastructure asset manager as ranked by IPE Real Estate, and currently holds EUR 7.9 billion in direct infrastructure assets under management as of March 31, 2017.

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