DIF is a leading independent fund management company with ca. € 5.1 billion of funds raised. Through seven investment funds, DIF invests in high-quality infrastructure assets that generate long-term, stable cash-flows, including Public Private Partnership projects (PPP/PFI/P3), regulated assets, long term contracted renewable energy projects and other core infrastructure projects in the telecom, rail and energy sectors in Europe, North America and Australia.
In November 2017, DIF closed the fundraising for its new Core Infra strategy, DIF Core Infrastructure Fund I, raising € 450 million, beating the target of € 350 million.
In September 2015, DIF closed the fund raising for its latest PPP+ fund, DIF Infrastructure IV, raising € 1.15 billion, beating its target of € 1 billion. DIF Infrastructure IV is now being invested. DIF has a team of ca. 90 professionals located across its offices in Amsterdam (Schiphol), Paris, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Luxembourg, Toronto and Sydney, providing it with access to the growing number of investment opportunities across Europe, North America and Australia. By being located in or close to its target markets, DIF can originate and manage investments efficiently. DIF has invested in more than 190 infrastructure projects, with a total asset value of more than € 30 billion.
Sydney, 30 May 2017 - DIF Infrastructure IV is pleased to announce the acquisition of 100% of the 125 MW Clare Solar PV project from Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), via a 50 - 50 joint venture with Lighthouse Infrastructure.Read more
London, 22 May 2017 - DIF Infrastructure IV is pleased to announce that its consortium, following the announcement made on 2 May 2017, completed the 100% acquisition of the Affinity Water Group on 19 May 2017.Read more
Schiphol, 2 May 2017 - The Board of Directors of Atlantia, the listed global operator of motorway and airport infrastructure, has accepted a binding offer by Allianz, EDF Invest and DIF to acquire a 5 percent stake in Autostrade per l’Italia, the largest Italian toll road network. The transaction is subject to signing of final contracts over the next days and fulfilment of the conditions precedent therein.Read more
London, 2 May 2017 – DIF Infrastructure IV together with its consortium partners HICL Infrastructure Company Limited (advised by Infrared Capital Partners Limited) and Allianz Capital Partners on behalf of Allianz Group has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the equity interest in Affinity Water Acquisitions (Investments) Limited (“Affinity Water”) from funds managed by Morgan Stanley and InfraCapital. DIF initiated the process and was subsequently joined by its consortium partners. The transaction is expected to complete in May 2017.Read more
London, 12 April 2017 - DIF Infrastructure IV is pleased to announce that it has acquired from SSE PLC (“SSE”) a 100% interest in the Leeds and Stoke PFI Streetlighting projects located in the two metropolitan boroughs of Leeds and Stroke-on-Trent (the “Projects”).Read more
Sydney, 10 April 2017 - DIF Infrastructure IV is pleased to announce the acquisition of 100% of the 275 MW (dc) Bungala Solar PV project from Reach Solar Energy, via an equal joint venture with Enel Green Power.Read more
London, 27 March 2017 - DIF Infrastructure IV is pleased to announce that it has acquired from SSE PLC (“SSE”) a 100% interest in the Newcastle & North Tyneside UK PFI Streetlighting project located in the two metropolitan boroughs of Newcastle and North Tyneside (the “Project”).Read more
Paris, 20 March 2017 – DIF and its co-shareholders Caisse des Dépôts and Solairedirect complete refinancing of a 34MWp ground-mounted solar PV portfolio.Read more
Toronto, 10 March 2017 – DIF Infrastructure IV (“DIF”) is pleased to announce that it has reached financial close on a 33.3% equity interest in Northwest Parkway (NWP), a toll-road located in the Denver metropolitan area of Colorado, U.S.A. (the “Project”). DIF is part of a consortium alongside Northleaf Capital Partners and HICL Infrastructure Company Limited, which acquired a 100% equity interest in the Project from Brisa, a Portuguese toll-road operator.Read more
Schiphol, 15 February 2017 – DIF is pleased to announce the appointment of Fernando Moreno Gorostizaga to Partner. This step emphasises the importance of the Iberian Peninsula within DIF’s strategy. Fernando has been with DIF since 2015 as a Managing Director and Head of Spain when DIF established its Spanish operations in Madrid. The Madrid office covers investments in Spain, Portugal and potentially Chile.Read more
Paris, 24 January 2017 – DIF Infrastructure IV is pleased to report that it closed the acquisition of a 9.22% stake in the A63 project, following the announced signing of the transaction almost a year ago.Read more
Schiphol, 17 January 2017 – DIF has recently completed the refinancing of the Stelplaatsen and Noord-Zuid Kempen projects in Belgium. Taking advantage of the prevailing low interest rates and the competitive bank market environment, financing terms and conditions on both projects have materially improved.Read more
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