Finnish Investment company Taaleri is expanding into a new business area as it launches a new private equity fund, Taaleri Infra I, focusing on new infrastructure projects, the EUR 1.7bn manager has announced in a press statement.
The fund will give investors the chance to invest in local and regional infrastructure projects in Finland.
This includes solar power solutions, railway and track projects, and facilities for teaching and early childhood education. Projects already planned for the fund include district heating plants and wastewater treatment plants. The fund made its first investment at the end of May.
Taaleri Infra I is a closed private equity fund with a 15-year term and a 5-year investment period. The targeted size of the fund is EUR 50 million. The fund conducted its first fund-raising round in the second quarter and will continue to search for capital throughout the year, according to the statement.
The infrastructure team became part of Taaleri when it acquired Aktia's wealth management operations.
"The team's experience and extensive network will enable strong and unconventional project monitoring. Thanks to this, we can also do well in off-market investments," says Robin Lindahl, CEO of Taaleri Group.
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