Overview and Strategy
We are experienced in deploying capital across the Renewable Generation and Renewable Enabling Infrastructure sectors in the UK, Australia, US and Italy. Our team originates, executes and provides ongoing asset management services to offer a comprehensive solution for institutional and retail investors.
Infrastructure has become an established asset class for investors seeking enhanced risk-adjusted returns and steady, predictable cash yields, while infrastructure investments are often asset-backed with long-term revenue contracts with investment grade counterparties.
Our principal area of focus is new and replacement power infrastructure as centralised, fossil fuel intensive systems give way to dynamic, decentralised and low-carbon networks in developed economies around the world.
Our 50+ strong team includes experienced investment managers and dedicated asset managers comprising specialist engineers, portfolio accountants and in-house legal personnel. As a result we offer investors a comprehensive suite of capabilities, from investment origination and execution, including sourcing and structuring all elements of the capital structure required, to ongoing, active, asset management of operating assets.
We manage infrastructure assets in excess of £2.2 billion having invested in more than 100 assets representing more than 1GW of clean energy generating capacity.
We can provide flexibility in investment structures, thus accommodating all potential investor requirements:
- Direct Investment Platforms and Single Managed Accounts
We operate several direct investment or co-investment platforms (“Direct Investment Platforms”) and Single Managed Accounts (“SMAs”) on behalf in domestic and international investors and our ability to source, structure and manage Renewable Generation Infrastructure and Renewable Enabling Infrastructure assets means we can offer even sophisticated investors a highly valuable set of capabilities.
- Foresight Energy Infrastructure Partners (“FEIP”)
In addition to bespoke Direct Investment Platforms and SMAs we are raising a £500 million energy infrastructure platform, the Foresight Energy Infrastructure Partners. (“FEIP”). FEIP will target Renewable Energy Generation and Renewable-Enabling Infrastructure Assets across those geographies where we are active - currently UK and Europe, USA and Australia.
Based in London, Rome, Sydney and San Francisco, our team combines executives with a mix of skills and experience from a variety of market leading investment banks, corporate finance firms, law firms and industry with extensive experience in the structuring of a wide range of renewable assets including bioenergy, solar, wind, energy storage, reserve power, waste and PFI assets.
The key strengths of the Investment team include
- sourcing and execution of renewable energy deals;
- experience of subsidy and commodity based revenue streams;
- pricing wholesale power exposure;
- managing construction projects and
- finance and structuring.
Across these geographies we have substantial experience of sourcing and executing all required elements of the capital structure, including project-level debt finance and other required forms of finance for example such as – in the U.S. – tax-equity via partnership structures.