Equity

Vantage Infrastructure’s equity business has been investing in European infrastructure since 2005 and manages US$1.1bn of assets across the Energy, Transportation, Environment and Data sectors

Investment Strategy and Asset Selection

Vantage Infrastructure targets primarily sustainable equity investments in the European mid-market that measurably contribute to a net-zero carbon economy.

 

Asset Management

We aim to lead and influence business outcomes by controlling risks and enhancing value, in order to maximise returns through active asset management processes and strategies.

These include operational efficiencies, driving growth, mitigating actions for risks identified during due diligence and value-creating exit strategies.

Tailored ESG action plans are formulated for each asset within a consistent and resilient framework, that aims to reduce the portfolio’s overall sensitivity to macroeconomic risks and shock events and capture value opportunities from sustainability and energy transition.

Portfolio

Current

Agronergy

Sector: Energy

Country: France

Investment year: 2021

Asset description: Renewable heating specialist providing turnkey biomass and geothermal heating solutions to residential, commercial and public buildings and to municipal district heating networks.

Sustainability angle: Provides 16.5 GWh of renewable heat annually, contributing towards France’s objective to reduce carbon emissions from buildings, in line with the country’s decarbonisation targets.

Website: www.agronergy.fr

Australian Registry Investments

Sector: Data

Country: Australia

Investment year: 2017

Asset description: Sole provider of land titling and registration services in New South Wales, the most populous state in Australia.

Sustainability angle: Delivery of 100% electronic lodgements, replacing prior paper-based filings.

GRESB score: 95/100

Website: www.nswlrs.com.au

Phoenix Natural Gas

Sector: Energy

Country: UK

Investment year: 2013

Asset description: Largest gas distribution network operator in Northern Ireland providing gas to over 235,000 properties through more than 3,800 km of pipelines.

Sustainability angle: Reducing Greater Belfast’s carbon emissions through conversion of oil heating systems to less polluting gas. 770,000+ tonnes of CO2 saved annually, equivalent to over 350,000 cars off the roads.

GRESB score: 97/100

Website: www.phoenixnaturalgas.com

South East Water

Sector: Environment

Country: UK

Investment year: 2005 & 2017

Asset description: The largest water-only company in the UK supplying 543 million litres of water a day to customers across the South East of England.

Sustainability angle: In 2020/21, South East Water delivered £93m of investment to improve its infrastructure quality and reliability for water customers.

GRESB score: 92/100

Website: www.southeastwater.co.uk

Ventus Investments

Sector: Energy

Country: UK

Investment year: 2015

Asset description: Portfolio of four operating wind farms in England and Wales representing 85MW in installed capacity generating c.224 GWh per annum.

Sustainability angle: Represents over 87,000 emissions-free homes powered.

GRESB score: 96/100 (English wind farms) and 94/100 (Welsh wind farms)

Websites: pfr.co.uk/crook-hill
pfr.co.uk/reaps-moss
pennantwalters.co.uk/site/pant-y-wal
pennantwalters.co.uk/site/mynydd-bwllfa-2

Past

AviAlliance Capital

Sector: Transportation

Country: Germany, Greece (and Australia until 2013)

Holding period: 2005–2014

Asset description: AviAlliance Capital owned minority stakes in three European airports (Athens, Hamburg, and Dusseldorf), and also a stake in Sydney Airport until 2013.

Porterbrook

Sector: Transportation

Country: UK

Holding Period: 2014-2021

Asset description: Porterbrook is one of the UK’s leading rolling stock companies with c. 4,500 vehicles, representing approximately one quarter of Britain's passenger rolling stock fleet.

Sustainability angle: Porterbrook has a large electric fleet and is actively investing in designing new zero-emission engines (battery and hydrogen).

GRESB score: 99/100

Website: www.porterbrook.co.uk

Redexis Gas

Sector: Energy

Country: Spain

Holding Period: 2018-2021

Asset description: Integrated energy infrastructure company active in the development and operation of natural gas transmission and distribution networks, the distribution and sale of liquefied petroleum gas and the promotion of new gas-powered mobility infrastructure, renewable gas and hydrogen.

GRESB score: 91/100

Sustainability angle: Actively involved in Spanish energy transition through its gas networks and investments in hydrogen, solar photovoltaic and natural gas for vehicles.

Website: www.redexisgas.es

All figures as of 31 December 2021 except:

1Australian Registry Investments (30 June 2021)

2South East Water (31 March 2021)

3GRESB (2021)