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Golding Capital Partners secures €300m infrastructure mandate from HUK-COBURG

16 Apr 2013

euro8_170sqGolding Capital Partners has received €300m from HUK-COBURG Insurance Group as its investment advisor, which it plans to allocate across a portfolio of infrastructure companies.

The investment focus will include what the firm called “traditional assets” in the transport, energy and utilities sectors as well as renewable energies businesses.

In addition to fund commitments the company will also make direct and co-investments.

Golding’s infrastructure investment head Matthias Reicherter said, “The infrastructure sector offers very attractive investment opportunities.

“They display regular income streams, long-term growth prospects, a relatively low default risk and excellent diversification characteristics.

“As part of our mandate we will identify attractive investment targets that also go beyond straightforward fund investments.”

Golding Capital, which says it is focused on helping institutional investors their investment strategy, currently manages more than €2.5bn.

The firm’s investors include insurance companies, pension funds, foundations and banks.

A recent study conducted by Golding found that during the financial crisis, private equity deals were able to generate a substantial excess return over comparable investments in the stock market.

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