EQT Partners Considering Launch of New Infrastructure Fund

Apr 29 2015 | 12:43pm ET

EQT Partners is considering the launch of an infrastructure fund to invest in low-risk, dividend-paying projects like toll roads and bridges.

The Stockholm-based private equity firm is reportedly speaking to potential investors about the effort, the size of which would be in the multiple billions of euros according to a Bloomberg report. It would be the company’s third infrastructure pool.

EQT has raised more than $22 billion since its 1994 inception as a growth capital provider and investor in Scandinavian buyouts. It’s most recent buyout fund, the seventh, has a target of €6.7 billion and a six-year investment horizon.

The new fund, if launched, is likely to have a more fluid structure befitting the narrower investment mandate, with capital committed for indefinite periods and EQT generating income from revenue growth and dividends.

EQT has invested in around 120 companies for a total of €13 billion and currently owns around 70 firms in a variety of industries across the world. In aggregate, the companies in EQT’s portfolio include around 140,000 employees and represent combined annual revenues of approximately €17 billion, according to the company’s website. 

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