InfraRed Capital Partners announces sale of SH-288 Toll Lanes concession

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InfraRed Capital Partners (“InfraRed”) has agreed to sell an interest in the SH-288 Toll Lanes highway concession in Houston, United States, to ACS Group. Closing of the transaction is subject to customary conditions for projects of this type, which is expected to occur before the end of 2022.

The SH-288 Toll Lanes project is a 52-year concession for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of a 10.3 mile segment of the SH 288 road from US 59 to the Harris County line in Houston, Texas, USA, for the Texas Department of Transportation (“TxDOT”). The project includes four new tolled lanes (two in each direction), a number of direct connectors to existing road infrastructure and the operation of existing general-purpose lanes.

The toll lanes provide a reliable and predictable alternative for travel between Downtown Houston and Brazoria County. After opening to traffic in 2020, it has contributed significantly to alleviating congestion problems in one of Houston’s most populated areas.

Stephane Kofman, Head of Capital Gains Funds, at InfraRed Capital Partners said:

“This is one of the most important infrastructure projects undertaken in the Houston metropolitan area, and we are pleased to have been part of the consortium that bid for and delivered the project for TxDOT. InfraRed continues to invest in Texas and is looking forward to supporting the development and operation of other essential infrastructure assets in the state.”

 

About InfraRed Capital Partners

InfraRed Capital Partners is an international infrastructure investment manager, investing in real assets which contribute positively to society and support the transition to a net zero future. It operates worldwide from offices in London, New York, Sydney and Seoul. With around 170 professionals, it manages US$12bn+ of equity capital in multiple private and listed funds, primarily for institutional investors across the globe.

At InfraRed, a long-term, sustainability-led mindset is essential to delivering lasting success, and this mindset directs its assessment and management of the Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) aspects of its business. InfraRed has been a signatory of the Principles of Responsible Investment since 2011 and has been awarded triple A+ score in the 2020 review (relating to the 2019 assessment period). It is also a member of the Net Zero Asset Manager’s Initiative, a certified CarbonNeutral® company1 and is a TCFD supporter.

InfraRed is a part of SLC Management, the institutional alternatives and traditional asset management business of Sun Life. Over the past 30 years, InfraRed has established itself as a highly successful developer and custodian of core infrastructure, renewable energy and real estate assets that play a vital role in supporting sustainable communities.

1 In accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol. Further information is available at https://carbonneutral.com/the-carbonneutral-protocol