CACEIS and Crédit Agricole CIB provide equity bridge financing to Antin for NextGen infrastructure fund
CACEIS and Crédit Agricole CIB are supporting Antin Infrastructure Partners (“Antin”), the independent private equity firm focused on infrastructure investment, with the structuring of equity bridge financing for its first NextGen infrastructure fund, focusing on next-generation infrastructure. CACEIS has acted as the fund’s depositary, and Crédit Agricole CIB acted as arrangers and lenders of the EUR 180 million facility. This joint initiative is part of Crédit Agricole group’s Social Project, in particular its commitment to support its customers in promoting the achievement of carbon neutrality by 2050.
NextGen is a new investment strategy launched by Antin to invest in tomorrow’s infrastructure today, with a particular focus on sectors delivering strong environmental and societal impact and high growth potential. These include energy transition, green mobility, social infrastructure, and digital transition, as well as others segments with high growth potential and a strong environmental and societal impact. Antin has assembled a dedicated team of seasoned professionals to ensure the success of this initiative.
CACEIS and Crédit Agricole CIB, key players in private equity, are working together to support their clients’ ecological transition. Both Crédit Agricole Group entities have developed expertise in funds like Antin NextGen that fall under Article 8(1) of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. Their involvement ahead of the final closing, demonstrates their ability to support clients throughout every step of the fundraising process.
(1) Article 8 funds promote environmental and/or social characteristics as part of an overall investment strategy.
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