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Year Founded: 2009

AUM: $7.78B | Dry Powder: $1.76B

1 Aldermanbury Square, London EC2V 7HR, England, United Kingdom

Allianz Global Investors is an investment management firm, focuses on equity, fixed-income and multi-asset strategies diversified by region. It provides investment solutions, including mutual funds, managed accounts, closed-end funds, plans and retirement offerings

Key Contacts

  • Simon Gray

    Co-Founder & Partner

  • Ian Harding

    Managing Partner

  • Christopher Ehrke


Investment Preferences

  • Preferred Industries

    Energy, Commercial Transportation, Telecommunications Service Providers, Transportation, Logistics, Storage (IT)

  • Geographical Preference
  • Preferred Deal Types
    Buyout/LBO, PE Growth/Expansion
  • Other Investment Preferences
    • Prefers majority stake
    • Seeks ESG investments
    • Will syndicate

Investments By Year

Source: Pitchbook

Funds Closed

Arcus Acacia
Vintage: 2019

Size: $605.7M

Dry Powder: $219.7M 

Details: The fund targets investments in the infrastructure

European Infrastructure Fund II
Vintage: 2018

Size: $1.35B

Dry Powder: $304.8M

Details: The fund prefers to invest in energy, telecom and transportation industries

Arcus European Infrastructure Fund I
Vintage: 2007

Size: $3.18B

Dry Powder: $77.7M

DetailsThe fund looks for investments in   the energy, telecommunication service provider and transportation sectors

Investments By Industry

Investments By Region

Source: Pitchbook

Key Investments

In December 2021, Arcus Infrastructure Partners Ltd has completed a majority acquisition of Momentum Energy Group A/S. Momentum owns a portfolio of 169 on-shore wind turbines with an installed capacity of c.130MW and a pipeline of new onshore wind and solar projects of c.600MW

In April 2021, Arcus European Infrastructure Fund 2 signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Smart Meter Assets 1 Ltd from BUUK Infrastructure. It is an energy-efficient infrastructure provider in the UK, having an installed meter portfolio of c.1.6million meters and is expected to achieve a total roll-out of over 2million smart meters. The Company has two primary customers, OVO Energy and Utility Warehouse, and contracts in place with most domestic energy suppliers, resulting in 90% contracted coverage of SMA’s meter portfolio

In November 2019, Arcus Infrastructure Partners agreed to acquire Foresight Group’s UK smart metering business, Foresight Metering Management, comprising around 400,000 installed meters. The transaction was expected to close by mid-November. The financial details were not disclosed

In May 2018, Arcus Infrastructure Partners acquired 100% of the share capital of Swiss4net Holding A.G. Swiss4net is a fibre-to-the-home (“FTTH”) business that develops, builds and operates FTTH networks in rural and medium dense areas of Switzerland

In May 2018, Arcus Infrastructure Partners acquired a majority equity interest in Dutch FTTH company E-Fiber Exploitatie B.V. which develops, constructs and commercializes FTTH networks in the Netherlands. The transaction also included the acquisition of shares and repayment of debt previously held in the company by NIBC Bank. The size of the investment was not disclosed

In January 2017, Arcus Infrastructure Partners and APG Asset Management acquired NDI Autostrada Sp. z o.o. from Grupa NDI and Transport Infrastructure Investment Company (“TIIC”). NDIA owns a 25.31% stake in the Gdańsk Transport Company, a special purpose company set up in 1996 to pursue the DBFMO project for the northern section of the AmberOne A1 motorway concession in Poland

In April 2015, Arcus Infrastructure Partners, APG Asset Management N.V., Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Brookfield Infrastructure Group closed the acquisition of TDF S.A.S. The transaction values TDF at €3.6 billion. Arcus is managing its own investment as well as APG’s and PSP Investments’ in TDF, which in aggregate represents a 50% shareholding in TDF. The remaining 50% is owned by Brookfield. TDF provides essential services and critical infrastructure to the media broadcasting and telecom sectors in France. The company owns and operates a high quality, national network of unique infrastructure with more than 6,690 multi-purpose tower and active rooftop sites, as well as 5,000 km of fiber backbone

Other Details

Arcus is an independent infrastructure fund manager. It focuses on telecoms, transport and energy, exclusively in the European market. Arcus has invested over €7.5 billion of equity capital in 18 European infrastructure businesses (13 current, 5 realised) in the last decade. Arcus employs operates through 4 offices and employs 33 investment professionals. It has $7.78 billion of assets under management

One of the latest fund is “Arcus European Infrastructure Fund II (AEIF2)“. It targets to deploy €1.22 billion in commitments. The final closing of AEIF2 enables the company to continue investing in attractive mid-market value-add infrastructure businesses in the telecom, transport and energy sectors across Europe. The fund’s infrastructure asset preferences are renewable energy, social services, transportation, water & waste management

Abertis, Access Capital Partners, AMP Capital Investors, Antin Infrastructure Partners, APG Group, Babcock & Brown Infrastructure, Brookfield Asset Management, Constellation Cold Logistics, Deutsche Bank, Euroports, Forth Ports, International Public Part, Public Sector Pension Investment Board are some of the institutional investors in Arcus’ funds

Source: Pitchbook, Company Website, Optical Connections, SparkSpread