Rubicon Infrastructure Advisors (“Rubicon”) is pleased to announce that financial close has been reached on the 100% acquisition of Frasie by Quaero European Infrastructure Fund, a EUR 250 million infrastructure fund managed by Quaero Capital (“Quaero”). Frasie is a private company established in France in 1976 to provide water services to industrial customers through the installation, operation and maintenance of on-site water and wastewater treatment plants.
Rubicon acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Quaero on the acquisition of Frasie from a fund managed by InfraVia Capital Partners.
“We are pleased to add such a high-quality asset to our portfolio that is consistent with our strategy of investing in long-life, stable infrastructure assets. We are delighted with the outcome and appreciate the efficient process that was run by InfraVia and the advice and assistance provided by the Rubicon team”, said Sébastien Bourget, Managing Director of Quaero.
This transaction is Rubicon’s 6th deal to reach close in 2017 and its 22nd successful closing in the past 24 months, representing 47 individual assets with a combined enterprise value in excess of €12.5 billion.
About Rubicon Infrastructure Advisors
With representation in Dublin, New York, Madrid and Sydney, Rubicon is a specialist investment banking firm regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland focused solely on the global infrastructure and energy market. The firm’s team comprises over 20 industry experts with extensive experience and who have advised or structured over €200 billion worth of infrastructure transactions across multiple sectors and jurisdictions (www.rubiconinfra.com).
About Quaero European Infrastructure Fund
Launched in 2015, Quaero European Infrastructure Fund is a French fonds professionnel de capital investissement financing equity into infrastructure projects in sectors such as, transport, social infrastructure, telecom, energy, and utilities. Quaero European Infrastructure Fund manages EUR 250 million and invests in Europe in both new projects and projects already in operation. The fund is managed by Quaero Capital, an independent asset management company with headquarters in Geneva and offices in Paris, Zurich, Luxembourg and London. Quaero Capital is operating with the agreement from both the French Monetary Authority (AMF) and the Swiss FINMA (www.quaerocapital.com).