2021 Investment Companies fundraising update

The Buchanan investment companies team has successfully completed two more IPOs and five highly successful secondary fundraises since the start of 2021 across a variety of alternative asset classes including renewable infrastructure, property and royalties. Following an equally successful autumn 2020 season, the team has now completed five successful IPOs in the sector in the last 12 months alone.

Two recent successful IPOs include;

Taylor Maritime Investments, which invests in a diversified portfolio of shipping vessels, raised $253.7m at IPO in May (Jefferies)

Aquila Energy Efficiency Trust raised £100m to invest in renewable energy efficiency assets. The IPO was completed in May (Peel Hunt)

Five secondary fundraises include;

Gore Street Energy Storage Fund raised £135m in April (Shore Capital and JPMC)

Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust raised £150m in July (Peel Hunt)

Urban Logistics REIT raised £108m in July (N+1 Singer, Panmure Gordon and Alvarium)

Bluefield Solar Income Fund raised £105m in July (Numis)

Round Hill Music Royalty Fund raised $86.5m in July (Cenkos)

If you would like to learn more about our work in investment companies please don’t hesitate to contact the team.

Charles Ryland, Partner
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Henry Wilson, Director
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