London Stock Exchange welcomes Aquila European Renewables Income Fund plc
London Stock Exchange today welcomes Aquila European Renewables Income Fund plc, a new fund investing in a diversified portfolio of renewable energy infrastructure investments across continental Europe and Ireland, to the main market of the London Stock Exchange.
The fund, trading under the ticker “AERI,” has successfully raised €154.3 million which is to be invested in a diversified portfolio of hydropower, onshore wind and solar assets. With all of the assets located in continental Europe and Ireland, the fund has been denominated in Euros.
The fund will be well-diversified, operating a pan-European investment strategy across multiple renewable technologies, all under the governance of a very strong and experienced Board of Directors. The Board themselves are being advised by a highly experienced asset manager, Aquila Capital, which has a particularly strong track record in renewable energy with 4 GW of assets currently under management or construction.
The Aquila Group was founded in 2001 and has 18 years’ experience in alternative investment solutions. It is independently owned and operated with approximately €8.2 billion of assets under management and administration and more than 300 employees located in fourteen offices across Europe and Asia as at 31 December 2018. Aquila manages real assets located across continental Europe and the UK and was awarded the Swedish Renewable Energy Award at the 2018 Vind conference.
Ian Nolan, Chair of the Aquila European Renewables Income Fund plc, commented:
"The successful IPO of this fund marks another key milestone in the development of an easily accessible renewable energy market. For the first time, investors will have publicly tradable access to returns from a diversified portfolio of solar, hydro and wind assets located across Europe, all advised by Aquila Capital, one of Europe’s leading renewable energy investment manager. We welcome all of our investors to the fund and look forward to working with all of our stakeholders and advisers to deliver long term value on their behalf."