2 May 2017  |  Schiphol

Allianz, EDF Invest and DIF to acquire 5% in Autostrade per l’Italia

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.

Autostrade per l’Italia is the largest toll motorway concession asset in Europe representing more than 50 percent of Italy’s toll motorway network and 61 percent of kilometers travelled. Autostrade per l’Italia Group’s network of around 3,000 km stretches across 16 Italian regions comprising 21 toll motorways, covering essential transport links mainly in the Northern part of Italy around the major economic urban areas as well as the two principal north-south routes, the A1 Milan-Naples and the A14 Bologna-Taranto.

The consortium is comprised of long-term infrastructure investors Allianz Capital Partners on behalf of the Allianz Group (74%), EDF Invest (20%) and DIF Infrastructure IV (6%) and it will also have a call option on a further 2.5% interest in Autostrade per l’Italia.

“”By investing in a prime core infrastructure in the European toll road sector we will further diversify our infrastructure portfolio across sectors and regions””, said Christian Fingerle, Chief Investment Officer, at Allianz Capital Partners. “We are very pleased to set up a new partnership amongst Allianz and Atlantia as leading international infrastructure operator and to work with them and other investors on the success of this company.””

EDF Invest’s Managing Director, Guillaume d’Engremont said: “Autostrade per l’Italia stands out by the quality of its installations as well as its management. Besides, the network has potential for expansion through projects which are essential for the country. Our stake in Autostrade per l’Italia will ideally complement our core infrastructure portfolio. We are very pleased to further strengthen our relationship with Atlantia, following our joint investment in Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur last year.”

Wim Blaasse, Managing Partner of DIF, said: ”DIF is very pleased to establish this long term relationship with Atlantia and to invest in this high quality and diversified operating toll road network, which is a very good complement to DIF’s infrastructure portfolio”.

The closing of the transaction is expected to occur by the end of July.

For further information please contact:

Allianz Capital Partners
Stefanie Rupp-Menedetter
Tel: +49.89.3800-2743

EDF Invest
Mail: service-de-presse@edf.fr
Tel: +33 1 40 42 46 37

DIF
Allard Ruijs
Mail: a.ruijs@dif.eu

About DIF

DIF is an independent and specialist fund management company, managing funds of approximately €3.7 billion. DIF invests in infrastructure assets that generate long term stable cash flows, including PPP / PFI / P3, regulated infrastructure assets and renewable energy projects in Europe, North America and Australia. DIF has offices in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Luxembourg, Madrid, Toronto and Sydney.

www.dif.eu

About Allianz Capital Partners

Allianz Capital Partners is the Allianz Group’s in-house investment manager for alternative equity investments. With offices in Munich, London, New York and Singapore Allianz Capital Partners manages approximately EUR 18 billion of alternative assets. The investment focus is on infrastructure, renewables as well as private equity funds. ACP’s investment strategy is targeted to generate attractive, long-term and stable returns while diversifying the overall investment portfolio for the Allianz Group insurance companies.

Allianz represents one of the world’s strongest financial communities, offering a broad range of insurance and asset management services. In 2016, Allianz employed around 140,000 staff in some 70 countries and achieved total revenues of 122.4 billion euros and an operating profit of 10.8 billion euros. Allianz Group managed an investment portfolio of around 653 billion euros. Additionally our asset managers Allianz GI and PIMCO managed 1.3 trillion euros of third party money. Allianz is active in a wide variety of sectors including real estate, infrastructure, renewable energy and equity and debt. Allianz’s long-term value strategies maximize risk-adjusted returns.

www.allianzcapitalpartners.com

About EDF Invest

EDF Invest is the unlisted investment arm of EDF’s Dedicated Assets, the asset portfolio which covers its long-term nuclear decommissioning commitments in France. EDF Invest manages a portfolio of over €4bn equity investments through three asset classes: infrastructure, real estate and private equity.

The existing infrastructure portfolio includes stakes in RTE (the French electricity transmission company), Géosel (an oil storage company based in Manosque), Thyssengas (the third largest gas TSO in Germany), Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur (the second largest French airport operator, in joint control with Atlantia), TIGF (a gas transport and storage company operating in the South-West of France), Madrileña Red de Gas (the operator of the main gas distribution network in the region of Madrid) and Porterbrook (one of the three main rolling stock owning companies in the UK).

www.edfinvest.com

10 March 2017  |  Toronto

DIF reaches financial close on US toll road

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.

NWP is DIF’s first transportation infrastructure investment in North America, a sector in which DIF expects considerable growth for the years ahead. The road, which started operations in 2003, has strong traffic history and connects with several toll and non-toll highways, including E-470, I-25, US 36 and US 287, providing convenient access to residential and commercial centres in the region.

Northwest Parkway has 90 years remaining on its 99-year concession to operate and maintain a 14km section of the beltway system extending around Denver. Revenues are generated by tolls through an all-electronic tolling system. The counterparty to the concession is the Northwest Parkway Public Highway Authority.

“”We are excited to add Northwest Parkway to DIF’s portfolio of investments. Northwest Parkway provides DIF’s investors with an attractive North American infrastructure investment underpinned by the dynamic growth in the greater Denver metropolitan area” said Paul Huebener, Partner and Head of DIF Americas.

DIF Profile

DIF is an independent and specialist infrastructure fund management company, managing funds of approximately €3.5 billion. DIF invests in infrastructure assets that generate long term stable cash flows, including PPP / PFI / P3, renewable energy assets and other core infrastructure assets in Europe, North America and Australia.

DIF has offices in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Luxembourg, Madrid, Toronto and Sydney.

For more information, please contact:

Paul Nash, Partner
Email: p.nash@dif.eu

Allard Ruijs, Partner
Email: a.ruijs@dif.eu

24 January 2017  |  Paris

DIF completes the acquisition of a stake in the French A63 toll road

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.

The shareholding was acquired from Colas Sud Ouest and Spie Batignolles, two French construction companies that were part of the original design and building consortium. The transaction had been announced in February last year but remained subject to a number of conditions precedent, including third party consents.

The project is a 40-year toll concession to design, build, finance, operate and maintain an upgraded 104km section of the A63 highway between Salles and Saint-Geours-de-Maremne in southwest France. The project was fully commissioned in November 2013, seven months ahead of plan. The project’s senior debt was successfully refinanced with long term debt in June 2015.

DIF Profile

DIF is an independent and specialist infrastructure fund management company, managing funds of approximately €3.3 billion. DIF invests in infrastructure assets that generate long term stable cash flows, including PPP / PFI / P3, renewable energy assets and other core infrastructure assets in Europe, North America and Australia.

DIF has offices in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Luxembourg, Madrid, Toronto and Sydney.

For more information, please contact:

Paul Nash, Partner
Email: p.nash@dif.eu

Allard Ruijs, Partner
Email: a.ruijs@dif.eu