DIF is a leading independent fund management company with ca. € 5.6 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 May 2018, DIF closed the fund raising for its latest PPP+ fund, DIF Infrastructure V, at an increased hard-cap of € 1.9 billion total commitments. DIF Infrastructure V is now being invested.
DIF has a team of ca. 110 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 nearly 200 infrastructure projects, with a total asset value of more than € 30 billion.More about us
A consortium made up of Allianz, EDF Invest and DIF have completed the acquisition of a 6.94% stake in Autostrade per I’Italia, the largest Italian toll road network which is majority owned by Atlantia, the listed global operator of motorway and airport infrastructure. This is an increase from the binding agreement to acquire a 5% shareholding announced in April 2017 by use of a call option to acquire additional shares.Read more
13 July 2017 - DIF is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to sell the entire portfolio of assets held by its 2008-vintage DIF Infrastructure II fund (“DIF II” or “Fund”) to APG Asset Management N.V., acting on behalf of pension fund ABP (“APG”). The transaction comprises 48 PPP / PFI and renewable energy assets across Continental Europe and the UK.Read more
Paris, 29 June 2017 - DIF Core Infrastructure Fund I (“DIF CIF I”) and Infravia are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement on the sale of Infravia’s 55% stake in the French fiber company ADTIM.Read more
Madrid, 21 June 2017 – DIF Infrastructure IV (“DIF”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired from OHL Concesiones (“OHL”) 45% of the shares in Autovía de Aragon, S.A, a shadow toll road linking the Madrid city center with Barajas airport (“Autovia de Aragon”).Read more
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
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