The Project, a 25 year contract to design, finance, build, operate and maintain a 960-place adult male prison facility on behalf of the New Zealand Department of Corrections, was sold by InfraRed’s Infrastructure Fund III, which invested in the Project at financial close in September 2012.
Sven Stubican, InfraRed’s Head of Australia and New Zealand, said with respect to the transaction:
“InfraRed has successfully concluded this process with the sale of our interest in the Project to AMP’s Community Infrastructure Fund, subject to New Zealand Department of Corrections and regulatory approval.
We are proud to have seen this important asset successfully through construction and into the operating phase. Since completion of the facility in January 2015, and operational commencement in mid-2015, we have worked closely with the New Zealand Department of Corrections to deliver a range of rehabilitation, educational and support programmes to prisoners. This has been a central goal of the Project with the dual-aim of assisting offenders to re-integrate into the community, and reducing the likelihood of re-offence.
We have every confidence in the Project’s ongoing success.”
InfraRed is committed to the New Zealand market and continues to seek opportunities in the region that are accretive to the InfraRed portfolio.”
InfraRed Capital Partners is a leading global investment manager focused on infrastructure and real estate. It operates worldwide from offices in London, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, Sydney and Mexico City. With around 150 professionals it manages US$12bn of equity capital in multiple private and listed funds, primarily for institutional investors across the globe.
Since its inception, InfraRed has launched 18 funds, including two companies listed on the London Stock Exchange: HICL Infrastructure PLC (“HICL”) and The Renewables Infrastructure Group (“TRIG”), both of which are members of the FTSE 250. To date, InfraRed has realised six funds, demonstrating its ability to create real value for its stakeholders.
InfraRed has been investing in the Infrastructure market for over 20 years and is one of world’s largest managers of social and transportation infrastructure projects. InfraRed has evolved its business from principally managing PPP projects at its inception to a diversified and international investment business, with over 80 infrastructure investment professionals, managing over 200 investments in PPP projects, renewable energy, regulated and economic infrastructure businesses.