DIF is a leading independent fund management company with ca. € 3.7 billion of assets under management across seven closed-end investment funds and several co-investment vehicles. DIF has established itself as a reputable and active player in its target markets, with the necessary skill set to successfully originate, execute, manage and exit a broad range of complex infrastructure projects. Since inception in 2005, DIF has invested in more than 170 infrastructure projects, with a total asset value of over €25 billion.
DIF invests in high-quality infrastructure assets that generate long-term, stable cash-flows, including Public Private Partnership projects (PPP/PFI/P3), Regulated Assets, Renewable Energy projects, and Core Infrastructure projects in Europe, North America and Australasia.
DIF invests in the global infrastructure market invests through two differentiated fund strategies: DIF Main Funds and DIF Core. DIF is currently investing from DIF Infrastructure IV and DIF Core Infrastructure Fund I.
DIF has a multidisciplinary and international team of ca. 80 professionals located across eight offices in Amsterdam (Schiphol), Paris, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Luxembourg, Toronto and Sydney. The sizeable team and office network allows DIF to originate, execute and manage assets effectively and efficiently.
DIF has a strong, deep and substantially realized track record which has proved to be resilient against the adverse impacts of the great financial crisis. DIF target’s investments that generate predictable, long-term and stable cash flows that are typically contract-covered, inflation linked and secured by governments or highly rated entities.
As such the performance of DIF’s funds have a relatively low correlation with other asset classes such as equities, bonds and real estate. Moreover, the fund’s are able to generate yield to investors early in their life, reducing the j-curve for investors.
DIF believes it is active in the most developed and attractive infrastructure markets in the world being Europe, North America and Australasia. These markets have demonstrated a stable and growing number of both greenfield and operational investment opportunities as the markets have matured and the need for additional investment in infrastructure has become apparent. Within these markets DIF has developed strong and deep relationships with major contractors, developers and advisors in. Moreover, with eight offices in or close to the target markets, DIF is able to leverage its local networks to secure substantial deal flow.