Infrastructure funds

Overview

We have considerable expertise in relation to the issues surrounding infrastructure funds through acting for both infrastructure fund managers establishing fund vehicles and a wide variety of investors investing in national, European and global infrastructure funds.

We have a diverse client base in this area and are therefore sensitive to varying needs and demands. We act for both long-established players in the market who may be considering new opportunities - including through innovative arrangements where multiple fund managers come together to manage investor monies as a team - and also established houses in other fields who are expanding into the infrastructure space.

Our experience also includes the formation of infrastructure fund of funds and the seeding of both direct and fund of funds with pre-existing portfolios of assets. We also have considerable expertise dealing with the issues surrounding the secondary transfer of infrastructure fund interests and the complicated change of control issues that can arise in the multi-party co-investments, that often feature in relation to sizeable infrastructure investments.

Our clients also include a number of institutional investors who invest in numerous and varied infrastructure funds around the world. This can include listed funds, funds established in unusual and developing jurisdictions, and often direct infrastructure co-investments alongside funds in which they are significant participators.

Recognition

  • "Respected investment management group with a reputation for excellence acting for sponsors and investors."

    Chambers UK 2017

  • "'Excellent - Macfarlanes is a super firm with a first-class team'."

    Chambers UK 2015

  • "The firm has expanded its practice in recent years and commentators described the firm's 'prominent position' in the market."

    Who's Who Legal 2015

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