Hywel Grimmett, Marketing Solutions Manager
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Next month, we will be hosting our inaugural Nordics roundtable in Stockholm. The closed-door discussion will be written up and published as the six-page centrepiece of our June issue.
In years gone by, European infrastructure investors would often namecheck the likes of the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain as their favoured investment destinations.
With those markets no longer what they once were, eyes have been raised northwards. The Nordic countries offer some of the continent’s greatest opportunities in terms of pipeline, scale and favourable regulatory environments.
While the region hosts Nordic-dedicated fund managers such as Infranode and CapMan, it has also attracted the likes of Ardian, Macquarie and Atin Infrastructure Partners.
On the renewables side, German asset manager Prime Capital recently launched a €500 million wind fund, with countries such as Norway and Sweden providing opportunities to build out some of Europe’s largest wind farms.
Last year, Denmark was host to one of the largest infrastructure transactions in 2018 worldwide, when Macquarie teamed up with Danish pensions PFA, PKA and ATP to buy Danish telecoms group TDC in a deal worth about $6.7 billion.
It’s this investor community which also provides so much opportunity in the region. Danish and Swedish pension funds are some of Europe’s more sophisticated and experienced infrastructure investors, with capabilities of direct investment and fund investment.
Our Nordics infrastructure roundtable will explore how to navigate this exciting market and what the future holds for Europe’s most dynamic region.
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