London – Ancala Partners has completed a first close at GBP 160 million of its recently launched UK Mid-Market Infrastructure Platform. Based on strong investor interest it is on track to reach its target of GBP 400 million over the coming months.
After consultation with pension plans, and working closely with Willis Towers Watson, Ancala has created an investment structure which meets the requirements of long- term investors who want a stable income from low risk infrastructure assets in the UK. The Ancala team uses its broad network of UK contacts to proactively source equity investments and extensive in-house industry experience to add value by implementing operational and organisational improvements and/or realising controlled growth from a buy-and-build strategy.
The Platform has already made its first investment in Green Highland Renewables, the UK’s leading independent hydro power developer and asset owner.
“We are finding a good number of low risk investment opportunities in the relatively untapped mid-market sector in the UK where, using our proactive approach, we are able to deliver attractive yields and returns for our investors. Both smaller fund investors and larger investors recognise our structure as an effective way to invest in low risk, long term yielding assets”, said Spence Clunie, Managing Partner of Ancala.