Impax raises €459 million and announces final close of Impax New Energy Investors Fund IV

23 May 2024

Impax Asset Management (“Impax”), the specialist asset manager investing in the transition to a more sustainable economy, announces the successful final close of its fourth private markets infrastructure fund, Impax New Energy Investors IV (“NEF IV” or “the Fund”) A total of €459 million was raised, making this the team’s largest fund raise to date.

Investors in NEF IV include a geographically diverse mix of institutional investors, comprising pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, asset managers, and family offices.

NEF IV has a diversified pan-European portfolio with select US exposure. As a value-add, renewable energy sector specialist, the Fund targets investments in commercially proven technologies such as onshore wind, solar PV and small-scale hydropower, as well as selectively making investments in adjacent sectors including decentralised generation and energy efficiency.

The Fund’s portfolio currently consists of 10 platform investments, diversified across six countries and five technologies, all made within two years of the first close of the Fund in October 2021. Examples include an experienced German wind developer with a sizeable portfolio, an Italian developer with an attractive solar PV and energy efficiency portfolio and a renewables developer with operations in both Ireland and the US. The Fund has already signed its first successful exit – the sale of a solar portfolio in the US.

Impax is one of the longest established private markets fund managers in the large and rapidly growing renewable energy sector.

Daniel von Preyss, Head of PE/Infrastructure, Impax said:

“We are pleased to have held the final close of our fourth fund, attracting a diverse and committed group of existing and new investors. Successfully closing the fund, close to its target size and approximately 30% larger than our last fund, is testament to the team’s ability to execute the investment strategy and deliver for our investors. “The market environment for investing in new energy infrastructure in Europe remains highly attractive. There is a global consensus that we must phase out carbon-intensive energy resources whilst promoting energy independence. The favourable regulatory environment in which we operate is well-established and reflected by the EU’s ambitious renewable energy targets. Overall, Impax’s New Energy strategy is well-positioned to capitalise on these favourable tailwinds and support the energy transition.”

Source: Impax
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