Stockholm, 19th of October 2015
Swedish pension insurance company AMF Pensionsförsäkring has committed GBP 300 million to the second closing of the Green Investment Bank’s Offshore Wind Fund in the UK. The commitment to the GIB fund represents AMF’s first investments in the UK offshore wind sector.
“UK Green Investment Bank Financial Services Limited (GIBFS) has today announced that it has executed a Second Close on new commitments of £355m for the Offshore Wind Fund (the Fund), bringing total committed capital to £818m and nearing its £1bn target. This makes the GIBFS-managed fund the largest renewable energy fund in the UK. Second close investors include Swedish life insurance and pension company AMF Pensionsförsäkring AB (AMF) and Strathclyde Pension Fund.”
Infranode is pleased to have assisted AMF in the analysis of their breakthrough infrastructure investment as it continues to position itself as an infrastructure platform in the Nordics and an infrastructure sector specialist advisor and partner to Nordic institutional investors.
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Infranode was established as a partnership with AREIM (www.areim.com) during 2013 and reached its first closing in September 2014 with SEK 1.45bn in commitments. Investments are carried out in infrastructure assets with essential characteristics suitable for a buy and hold strategy with a 20+ year investment horizon. The primary focus is the Nordics while opportunities in the rest of Europe will be considered in partnership with leading investors in such jurisdictions. Infranode´s vision is to be a leading, long-term infrastructure investment platform in the Nordics, providing a cost-efficient way for institutional investors to access essential infrastructure assets while offering the public sector and other infrastructure stakeholders a sustainable business partner. www.infranode.se