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Year Founded: 1996

AUM: $131.00B | Dry Powder: $25.72B
Zugerstrasse 57, 6341 Zug, Switzerland
Partners Group is an investment firm that has an approach which encompasses private equity, private real estate, private debt and private infrastructure investments across healthcare, consumer products, consumer services, telecom, and transportation, renewable energy, power and social services infrastructure sectors

Key Contacts

  • David Layton
    CEO, Partner, Head of Private Equity
  • Hans Ploos van Amstel
    Partner, CFO, Head of Group Finance
  • Andreas Knecht
    Partner, COO, General Counsel

Investment Preferences

  • Preferred Industries
    Energy Services, Energy Equipment, Production and Refining, Healthcare Devices and Supplies, Healthcare services, Other Energy, Other Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology, Real Estate Services (B2C), Retail, Semiconductors, Software, Utilities, etc.
  • Geographical Preference
    Americas, Asia, US
  • Preferred Deal Types
    Buyout/LBO, Debt – General, PE Growth/Expansion
  • Other Investment Preferences
    • Prefers majority stake
    • Seeks ESG investments
    • Seeks Impact investments
    • Will syndicate

Investments By Year

Source: Pitchbook

Funds Closed

Direct Equity 2019
Vintage: 2019

Size: $15.00B

Dry Powder: $13.25B

Details: The fund targets goods & products, health & life, services and technology sectors

European Logistics Fund
Vintage: 2020

Size: $6.0B

Dry Powder: $1.68B

Details: It is a vintage buyout fund that invests in Europe, Asia and North America

Global Infrastructure 2018
Vintage: 2018

Size: $431.4M

Dry Powder: $191.3M

Details: Fund’s infrastructure asset preferences are power, renewables, water & waste management

Investments By Industry

Investments By Region

Source: Pitchbook

Key Investments

In December 2022, Partners Group on behalf of its clients, agreed to acquire a majority stake in Sunsure Energy, a leading renewable energy and decarbonization solutions platform in India. Partners Group will invest up to USD400 million in the Platform. Under Partners Group’s ownership, Sunsure will be transformed into a next-generation IPP that will build and own utility-scale solar, wind, solar-wind hybrid, and battery storage renewable energy projects

In July 2022, Partners Group on behalf of its clients acquired a majority equity stake in Budderfly in the US and committed further growth capital totaling over USD500 million. Budderfly provides a holistic outsourced solution for energy management and infrastructure upgrades for underserved commercial and industrial businesses

In April 2022, Partners Group on behalf of its clients, agreed to invest in Climeworks, a designer, developer, and operator of carbon dioxide Direct Air Capture plants.  Partners Group co-led a CHF600 million fundraising round for the Company, together with GIC. Other new investors in the round included Baillie Gifford, Carbon Removal Partners, Global Founders Capital, M&G, and Swiss Re

In February 2022, Partners Group on behalf of its client VSB Holding, acquired wind power portfolio of ADE and 3N Développement for an undisclosed amount. The potential of these nine wind energy projects is a total of 37 wind turbines with a nominal capacity of 143.5MW

In January 2022, Partners Group agreed on behalf of its clients, to acquire North Star a leading European provider of offshore infrastructure support services from Basalt Infrastructure Partners.North Star has strong infrastructure characteristics with an asset-heavy business model and predictable cash flows, supported by the mandatory usage of Emergency Response and Rescue Vessels (“ERRV”) and long-term contracts in the offshore wind sector

In June 2021, Partners Group agreed to acquire a controlling equity stake in Atlanta-based Dimension Renewable Energy, a distributed energy platform with a focus on the high-growth community solar and battery storage sector. The company has developed a deep pipeline of over 180 projects totaling over 800MW of solar capacity, and over 800MWh of battery storage across eight states

In March 2021, Partners Group on behalf of its client agreed to acquire District Heating Platform in the Baltics, from Finnish energy company, Fortum Corporation. The Company operates across Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and has 74 generation assets, which generate heat capacity of 881MW and power capacity of 130MW across 387 kilometers of district heating networks

In February 2021, Partners group acquired Resilient Infrastructure Group, a water infrastructure platform focused on acquiring, developing, financing and operating distributed water-related facilities in the US and Canada

Other Details

Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager, serving around 800 institutional investors. The firm employs more than 1,800 professionals across 20 offices worldwide. Since inception, the company has invested over $195 billion in private equity, private real estate, private debt and private infrastructure on behalf of the clients

One of the open fund is Partners Group Direct Infrastructure 2020. It is a 2020 vintage infrastructure value added fund with a target size of $5 billion. The fund’s investment preference is core infrastructure sector and geographical preference is US

3i Group, Abengoa Solar, ABRY Partners, Accent Equity Partners, Accesso Partners, Acrisure, Advent International, AEA Investors, Allied Universal, AlpInvest Partners, Apax Partners, Ardian, Ares Management, Auburn Hill Capital, Avista Capital Partners, Bain Capital are some of the institutional investors who invest along with Partner Group

Source: Pionline, Company Website, Real Assets, SP Global, Partnersgroup