Infrastructure Debt: Bridge tops €1.6bn in assets under management

Press release - 10/16/2018

In short
  • BRIDGE has quadrupled assets under management since 2014.
  • €1.4bn has been invested in 28 assets.
  • BRIDGE IV had its first closing over the summer with more than €250m in new subscriptions.

Assets under management at the Edmond de Rothschild Group’s infrastructure debt platform have quadrupled to €1.6bn since the BRIDGE I fund had its first €400m closing in 2014.

The first closing of BRIDGE1 IV at the end of July 2018 has so far raised more than €250m. Our fourth infrastructure debt fund has two sub-funds, a TEEC-labelled investment grade senior secured debt fund, BRIDGE IV Senior Energy Transition, and BRIDGE IV Higher Yield, a specialist high yield fund, which will seek to deliver higher returns in return for higher risk. Three investments have already been made by BRIDGE IV, including two for BRIDGE IV Higher Yield, with aggregate yields of 6.2%. 

BRIDGE IV is designed for professional European institutional investors. As with the II and III vintages, it also offers highly favourable Solvency 2 treatment. This Luxembourg-regulated fund aims to raise between €500m and €750m. 

BRIDGE IV’s first closing, which comes with three investments, showcases our strong agility in financing the real economy and reinforces our position as sector leader”, said Jean-Francis Dusch, Managing Director, BRIDGE CIO at Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management. 

BRIDGE’s London-based investment team has continued to deploy its assets at a brisk pace in 2018 with €170m invested in six deals in sectors like renewable energy, telecoms, storage of natural resources and urban heating concessions. As of end September 2018, our infrastructure debt platform had €1.6bn under management and had invested in 28 assets in 9 European countries for a total of €1.4bn and an average deployment time of 18 months.


1 Benjamin de Rothschild Infrastructure Debt Generation. 

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