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Berkshire Global Advisors acted as financial advisor to Aquila Capital
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  • Berkshire Global Advisors acted as financial advisor to Aquila Capital

  • Date: December 2019
  • Sector: Private Markets - Real Estate / Assets
  • Sub-Sector: Infrastructure
  • Region: APAC | EMEA
  • Seller AUM: $10.5 Billion
  • Seller Details:
    Aquila (“Aquila”, “Aquila Capital Holding GmbH”,”Aquila Capital”) is an experienced and long-term investor in essential, real asset investments. Founded in 2001 by Dr. Dieter Rentsch and Roman Rosslenbroich, the Company currently oversees EUR 9.5 billion in assets under management and administration for its clients worldwide (as at 31-Oct-2019). Aquila is one of Germany’s largest alternative asset managers with focus on infrastructure, renewable energies, real estate, forestry and agriculture as well as financial market investments.

    Buyer Details:
    Daiwa Energy & Infrastructure (“DEI”) is a core strategic arm of the Daiwa Securities Group (“Daiwa”) that invests in the area of energy and infrastructure. Aquila and Daiwa are building on a long-standing relationship having partnered in Japanese solar investments for several years.

    Transaction Summary:
    The partnership will enable Aquila to further strengthen its position for real asset investments in Europe and capture additional attractive investment opportunities from investors in the Asia-Pacific region. The agreement with DEI will compliment Aquila’s investment franchise for the region with the highest prospective growth, while guaranteeing its independence. As part of the strategic partnership, DEI will acquire a strategic minority stake of 40% in Aquila. Both founding partners of Aquila, Roman Rosslenbroich and Dr. Dieter Rentsch, will continue to lead Aquila and hold the majority.