4 August 2022  |  Frankfurt

DIF Capital Partners divests its 45% equity stake in German hospital PPP UKSH

DIF Capital Partners (“DIF”), through its fund DIF Infrastructure III, is pleased to announce that the closing of the divestment of its indirect 45% ownership stake in the University Hospital Schleswig Holstein’s (“UKSH”) PPP project to current co-shareholder Invesis took place today. The UKSH PPP focuses on the construction, renovation and maintenance of one of Europe’s largest centres for medical care at its locations in Kiel and Lübeck in Germany.

DIF originally invested in the UKSH PPP project in 2014, alongside current co-shareholders Invesis and VAMED Deutschland Holding GmbH (“VAMED”). DIF is proud to have been part of this landmark PPP project in Germany, which is delivering state of the art hospital facilities to one of the largest hospitals in Europe. The opening of the newly constructed facilities in Lübeck and Kiel in 2019 marked an important milestone in the Project and shows the parties’ track record in successfully delivering complex infrastructure projects.

Herbert Smith Freehills provided legal advice and Reed Smith provided tax advice to DIF.

About UKSH

The University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein with locations in Kiel and Lübeck in Northern Germany is one of the largest medical care centres in Europe. With currently 14,000 employees in over 89 clinics and institutes, UKSH is the largest employer and training provider in the German State Schleswig-Holstein.

About DIF Capital Partners

DIF Capital Partners is a leading global independent investment manager, with ca. EUR 14 billion in assets under management across eleven closed-end infrastructure funds and several co-investment vehicles. DIF invests in infrastructure companies and assets located primarily in Europe, the Americas, and Australia through two complementary strategies:

  • Traditional DIF funds, of which DIF Infrastructure VI is the latest vintage, target core infrastructure equity investments with long-term contracted or regulated income streams including public-private partnerships, concessions, utilities, and energy transition projects (incl. renewable energy).
  • DIF CIF funds, of which DIF CIF III is the latest vintage, target equity investments in small to mid-sized core-plus infrastructure companies in the telecom, energy transition, and transportation sectors.

DIF Capital Partners has a team of over 190 professionals, based in eleven offices located in Amsterdam (Schiphol), Frankfurt, Helsinki, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, New York, Paris, Santiago, Sydney, and Toronto. For more information please visit www.dif.eu.

Contact: Thijs Verburg, t.verburg@dif.eu.