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Infrastructure Funds

United Kingdom

There is a growing demand from institutional and other investors for opportunities to invest in infrastructure assets. Specialist infrastructure-focused fund managers provide investors with a growing number and range of opportunities through their funds, but have to contend with a tough and evolving regulatory environment, and ever more competitive investment conditions.

Our infrastructure fund experts advise fund managers, investors and lenders on the range of issues facing infrastructure funds, including fund tax structuring (upstream and downstream), structuring, establishing and launching private funds in the UK offshore and elsewhere in Europe, structuring, establishing and launching closed-ended listed funds, marketing and distribution, with particular reference to AIFMD, further closings for all types of fund, investment in funds and negotiating side letters, management and advisory agreements; and fund and portfolio financings.

Through our funds experts in other CMS offices and our long-standing relationships with offshore fund lawyers, we can advise on the full range of fund structures in key funds jurisdictions; the particular requirements of investors in those jurisdictions; and how to navigate the regulatory framework to access those investors.

Our team of recognised experts combine infrastructure and funds knowledge to provide relevant, timely and commercial legal advice. Our extensive knowledge of the regulatory environment and of evolving market practice means we can get it right first time. Our aim is to take the strain on the structuring and formation work, freeing your team to focus on fundraising.

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High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in In­fra­struc­ture Funds in the UK
John La­ing plc on the GBP 886.9m takeover by Hende­r­son In­fra­struc­ture Holdco Lim­ited.The Lenders to 3i BI­FM on the fin­an­cing of port­fo­li­os of pro­jects in the bank and fixed rate note mar­kets.Equitix In­vest­ment Man­age­ment Lim­ited on the es­tab­lish­ment of En­ergy Sav­ings In­vest­ments LP and Equitix En­ergy Ef­fi­ciency Fund LP, to in­vest in Non Do­mest­ic En­ergy Ef­fi­ciency pro­jects, and on the es­tab­lish­ment of a GBP 100m man­aged ac­count fund.An In­vestor in the Macquar­ie In­fra­struc­ture Debt Fund.Lloyds De­vel­op­ment Cap­it­al on the es­tab­lish­ment of Epi-V Funds 1 and 2 for in­vest­ment in the oil and gas ser­vices sec­tor.SSE as a corner­stone in­vestor in the En­vir­on­ment­al Cap­it­al Fund es­tab­lished by Scot­tish Equity Part­ners. The GBP 135m fund ac­quired a seed port­fo­lio of as­sets from SSE.Ampere Equity Funds on the es­tab­lish­ment of a EUR 320m fund de­signed to in­vest in sus­tain­able en­ergy pro­jects through­out West­ern Europe.Barclays In­fra­struc­ture In­vest­ment Fund on the GBP 800m ac­quis­i­tion of In­fra­struc­ture In­vestors.Please down­load the print ver­sion be­low.

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10/04/2015
In­fra­struc­ture Funds sec­tor
We are de­lighted to present our ex­per­i­ence in the in­fra­struc­ture funds sec­tor. We have drawn on the ex­pert­ise of both our spe­cial­ist Funds Group and our award win­ning In­fra­struc­ture and Pro­ject Fin­ance Group, in or­der to demon­strate our abil­ity to provide