11 March 2024  |  London

DIF Capital Partners sells UK onshore wind farm project to TfL Pension Fund

DIF Capital Partners is pleased to announce that DIF Infrastructure IV (DIF IV) has signed an agreement to sell a UK onshore wind farm project to the Transport for London Pension Fund. Closing of the transaction is subject to customary conditions and approvals, and is expected to take place in Q2 2024.

The Wadlow wind farm project, located close to Cambridge, has an installed capacity of 26MW and comprises 13 Vestas V90 2MW turbines. The wind farm has been operational since September 2012 and was acquired by DIF IV in 2016.

Andrew Freeman, Partner and Head of Exits at DIF Capital Partners, said: “We are very pleased with the successful exit of this project. Our proactive approach to divestments helps to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns for our investors, with this sale further demonstrating the strong track record of our investment strategies.”

“The success of this investment since 2016 demonstrates how financing the energy transition can deliver strong returns for our investors as well as drive the transition to net zero. DIF will be continuing to look for investment opportunities in the UK renewables sector in the coming years.”

DIF IV was advised on the transaction by PKF Francis Clark (financial), Osborne Clarke (legal) and Natural Power (technical).


About DIF Capital Partners

DIF Capital Partners is an infrastructure fund manager with more than EUR 17 billion of assets under management. DIF was founded in 2005 and has a leading position in managing mid-market investments, primarily in Europe and North America.

DIF follows two strategies: its traditional DIF funds invest in infrastructure projects and companies in the energy transition (incl. renewables) and utilities sector, as well as concessions. The firm’s CIF funds invest in companies with strong growth potential that are active in infrastructure sectors such as digital infrastructure, energy transition and sustainable transportation.

With a team of over 240 professionals in 11 offices, DIF offers a unique market approach combining global presence with the benefits of strong local networks and investment capabilities. DIF is located in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Helsinki, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, New York, Paris, Santiago, Sydney and Toronto.

In September 2023, CVC, a leading global private markets manager, announced that it would be acquiring a majority stake in DIF Capital Partners. Closing of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected in Q2 2024.

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The Wadlow wind farm project