Munich, 15 and 16 February 2017
Following the huge success of the 1st DACH INFRASTRUCTURE OPEN SPACE 2016 held in February 2016, we were requested to hold a follow-up event in 2017.
The 2nd DACH INFRASTRUCTURE OPEN SPACE 2017 (DIOS 2) is, in turn, dedicated to investment strategies in the areas of infrastructure debt and infrastructure equity.
The DACH INFRASTRUCTURE OPEN SPACE 2017 Forum is a private event held on behalf of and by opinion leaders in the area of infrastructure finance from Germany, Austria and Switzerland (the “DACH” countries) and beyond.
Contrary to most other events on the topic of infrastructure, the 2nd DACH INFRASTRUCTURE OPEN SPACE 2017 is reserved for a limited, exclusive circle of people consisting of established market players and opinion leaders.
The seniority and the high caliber of the participants combined with an open and dialogue-based event format will enable relationships to be established or cemented in an exclusive environment. The setting and atmosphere of the forum facilitates a constructive exchange on the latest and most innovative topics relating to infrastructure investments. The innovative and intimate character of the forum allows a direct dialogue to be held between decision-makers at investor level, leading infrastructure asset managers, project developers, infrastructure firms and other important players in infrastructure markets.
The small scale of the private event – the forum is restricted to 50 participants – is ideal for discussing market changes and investment opportunities at top level.
The 2nd DACH INFRASTRUCTURE OPEN SPACE 2017 (DIOS 2) is THE most significant event for all participants on the topic of the options available for investing in infrastructure in the DACH region.
From the perspective of investors:
- Find out at first hand from top-level market players and other institutional investors about the challenges in asset allocation and successful investment strategies in the infrastructure segment.
- Exchange ideas and information in an atmosphere of confidentiality with ample opportunity to make contacts.
- Meeting point for significant market players from the areas of asset management and noted experts who can advise you regarding capital allocation and explain the various options open to you.
- The initial DACH INFRASTRUCTURE OPEN SPACE 2016 in February 2016 received an excellent rounded net promotor score of 9 out of 10 possible points from participants.
From the perspective of asset managers and experts:
- Position and represent your firm in front of the most important institutional investors in the DACH universe.
From the perspective of advisers and service providers:
- Make contact with key investors in the DACH region with a view to establishing new business relations.
The 2nd DACH INFRASTRUCTURE OPEN SPACE 2017 is primarily aimed at key decision-makers in insurance firms and pension funds. The idea behind the event is to reach CIOs and CROs, heads of capital investment / heads of alternative investments/infrastructure and senior asset managers in the infrastructure segment.
Topics discussed at the DIOS:
- Infrastructure Debt – A Hot Topic or A Niche Strategy?
- America’s Infrastructure First vs. The European Infrastructure Giant
- Role of Energy Investments in the Portfolio
- Integrating ESG into Infrastructure Investing – ESG: From a Risk Management Approach to a Major Factor to Create Sustainable Infrastructure
- Opportunities and Challenges in the Renewable Energy Sector
Agenda download here
- Basalt Infrastructure , Markus Geisselmann, Vice President
- Bayerische Landesbank , Jens-Peter Walter, Senior Director
- Brookfield Asset Management, Ian Simes, Senior Vice President
- Carlyle Global Infrastructure, Ferris Hussein, Managing Director
- Commerz Real , Lars Kickstein, Investment Director
- Energy Capital Partners, Trent Kososki, Principal
- Gerry Jennings, Senior Manager
- Greentech Capital Advisors, Jim Long, Partner
- ICA , Dirk Kohler, Managing Director
- InfraRed Capital Partners, Matt Dimond, Director
- InfraVia , Vincent Levita, CEO
- Kommunalkredit , Dr.Jörg Autschbach, Managing Director
- Kommunalkredit , Karl Wittmann, Senior Account Manager Debt & Equity
- Meridiam , Julia Prescot, Chief Strategy Officer
- Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, Mark Burrows, Head of Investor Relations
- Riverstone , Robin Duggan, Partner
- Riverstone Credit , Chris Abbate, Managing Director
- Stafford Capital, Dr. Ingo Marten, Managing Partner
- Sustainable Growth Management, Jennifer Wick, Managing Partner
- UNEP FI , Elodie Feller, Investment Commission Coordinator
- Westbourne Capital , Tim Floyd, Investment Director
Energy Capital Partners (www.ecpartners.com) is a private equity firm focused on investing in North America’s energy infrastructure. Since 2005, the Firm has raised over $13 billion in commitments, utilizing this capital to build and acquire investment platforms across multiple energy sub-sectors. With offices in Short Hills, New Jersey, Houston, Texas and San Diego, California, Energy Capital Partners seeks to leverage its team’s decades of energy experience in investing and managing energy infrastructure assets and businesses to serve its investors and portfolio companies.
We strive to utilize a disciplined investment approach focused on acquiring and developing interests in high quality assets, contracts and businesses primarily in Power Generation, Midstream Oil & Gas, Electric Transmission, Energy Equipment & Services, Environmental Infrastructure, and their energy related assets.
ICA (www.ic-ica.com) provides investment advisory and capital raising services and delivers unique, exclusive investor events.
The focus of the firm lies on tailor-made investment solutions in the private equity, private debt, infrastructure and real estate sectors. Our clients benefit from the strength of our global private markets platform through our co-operation with Pavilion Alternatives Group.
In addition to that, ICA helps raising funds for alternative investment firms. The firm takes on a limited number of assignments each year, preferring to work on a tailored basis with each mandate specified and executed to best suit its client.
ICA is owner-managed and headquartered in Munich/Germany.
Kommunalkredit (www.kommunalkredit.at) is a bank specializing in infrastructure financing with a high degree of flexibility to deliver tailor-made solutions. Currently, the Vienna-based bank employs 300 professionals sourcing transactions in social infrastructure, energy, environment and transport. We focus on critical, long-lived, capital intensive assets with competitive barriers that meet key social and/or economic needs in Europe. Our highly-qualified team is able to deliver on the entire value chain of infrastructure financing: from the initial idea/concept via the building phase to the operating phase. With our in-house team of engineers, we are able to advise on key technical aspect of both existing and new projects in our focus sectors. Through our originate-to-distribute approach we provide institutional investors with access to our deal-flow and to our efficient and pro-active risk management.
The universe of alternative investments presents powerful opportunities for investors looking to create dynamic, diverse portfolios in today’s ever-shifting markets. Pavilion Alternatives Group™ (www.pavilioncorp.com/alternatives) provides investment advisory services across alternative asset classes, including private equity, private credit, real assets and hedge funds. With Pavilion Alternatives Group, institutional investors can access the full spectrum of alternative investment opportunities and solutions. We have experience and expertise investing: In a wide array of strategies across asset classes, industries and geographies In various formats – including commingled funds, secondaries, directs/co-investments and client-driven separately managed accounts throughout multiple economic and market cycles. Our alternatives team features over 80 professionals serving clients globally from offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. We currently have USD 70 billion of assets and USD130 billion of committed capital under advisement for our clients worldwide – including corporate and public pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, healthcare organizations, insurance plans, endowments, foundations and family offices.
Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners (‘Quinbrook’ www.quinbrook.com) is a specialist investment manager that originates, acquires, constructs, operates and manages, direct investments in lower carbon and renewable energy infrastructure assets and businesses, with a primary focus on the US, UK and Australia.
Quinbrook’s Senior Management Team (the two Founders plus three Managing Directors) have decades of industry experience, and have established a consistent track record of delivering ‘value add’ equity returns from investing in power and energy infrastructure through multiple market, regulatory and economic cycles. In the last 4 years, the Founders have invested c.$1bn of equity capital in the clean energy sector, leading a team that invested in over 100 projects, exiting over 40 of these. Collectively, the Senior Management Team has invested over US$ 17 billion in energy infrastructure assets globally accounting for over 36 GW of power generation capacity since the early 1990’s. Quinbrook currently manages the Cape Byron Infrastructure Fund (www.capebyronpower.com) on behalf of a leading UK institutional investor.
Riverstone Holdings LLC (www.riverstonellc.com) is an energy and power-focused private investment firm founded in 2000 by David M. Leuschen and Pierre F. Lapeyre, Jr. with over $34 billion of capital raised across 9 private funds and three listed vehicles. Riverstone conducts buyout and growth capital investments in the exploration & production, midstream, oilfield services, power, and renewable sectors of the energy industry. With offices in New York, London, Houston, and Mexico City, Riverstone has committed over $34 billion to more than 120 transactions across 10 countries.
Riverstone manages an investment footprint of over $80 billion across five sectors of the energy industry: building and growing companies in the fields of assets exploration and production, midstream, energy services, power & coal, and certain renewable sectors of the energy businesses.
Sustainable Growth Fund, SCSp, SICAV-SIF (the “Partnership”) is a Luxembourg special limited partnership established by Sustainable Growth Management GP S.à r. l. (the “General Partner”) (www.sustainablemanagement.com) to make private equity investments in companies within the growth stage of the sustainable and efficiency sector distributed across six key verticals: energy generation, water treatment, waste water treatment, waste management, distributed grid and efficiency, which lack growth capital as sources of financing are limited and where the regulatory framework is positive to the sector. The Partnership focuses on investments, primarily in North America and Europe where the Principals have been successfully sourcing growth capital opportunities, a supportive regulatory and investment environment, a long track record for the development of technology companies and a number of stock markets and market participants such as large corporates that can facilitate the exit. The focus is on lower risk investment opportunities within later-stage companies with strong management teams, proven commercialised technologies and a well-defined and realistic path to exit. The partnership intends to provide its investors with an additional layer of protection from downside risk by implementing appropriate financing structures. These will typically involve equity linked convertible loan notes with added features for control and participation in capital growth. Where possible, the General Partner will target companies generating sufficient contracted cash flows to pay a regular income yield to the Partnership.” – In place of the current overview, not in addition to it.
Stafford Capital Partners (www.staffordcp.com) is a leading private markets investment and advisory group with a global presence and USD 4.1 billion under management and advice. Stafford works with a wide range of institutions to deliver returns through active investing across the private markets. Stafford is specialist in a range of real assets including Timberland, Infrastructure, Agriculture and maintains a high proportion of secondary transactions across the various asset classes.
Stafford is owned entirely by its principals who have spent their careers investing in the private markets on behalf of clients with relationships spanning decades. While underpinned by investment performance, Stafford supports clients with complete integrity, open communication and a philosophy of responsible investing.
Westbourne Capital (“Westbourne”) is a specialist global investment manager exclusively focused on infrastructure debt. (www.westbournecapital.com.au) Westbourne currently manages in excess of €4 billion in current client commitments from 35 institutions, including pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies and endowment funds.
Westbourne’s investment team has a continuous track record of acting as investment fiduciaries spanning 17 years. During this period the investment team has completed more than 80 infrastructure debt investments across Europe, North America and Australia.
Westbourne is owned by the investment team and directors (80%) and Mitsui & Co. (20%).
2nd DACH Infrastructure Open Space 2017 (DIOS 2)
Date: The DIOS 2 begins on 15 February 2017 at 7 p.m. with an informal “networking dinner” at the conference hotel. The main event begins on 16 February 2017 at 9 a.m.
Venue: Hotel Vierjahreszeiten Kempinski, Maximilianstrasse 17, 80539 Munich, Germany
Tel: +49 89 1250 180 10