UK Offshore Transmission assets
Largest number of UK Offshore Transmission assets under management
Amber has developed and advised International Public Partnerships on its acquisition of four pathfinder offshore transmission assets. Amber's was the first consortium to reach financial close on any OFTO project. It is preferred bidder on a fifth project.
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Developer and manager of largest German
Developer and manager of largest German PPP projects
Amber, in conjunction with BAM, reached financial close for the development of Federal Ministry of Education building in Berlin. This is the first civil building PPP project procured by the German Federal government and the largest in 2011.
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The pre-eminent originator and manager of JESSICA
The pre-eminent originator and manager of JESSICA funds
Amber is the pre-eminent fund operator for Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in City Areas (“Jessica”) funds. It is the only fund manager to have been awarded three Jessica fund mandates.
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Completed the largest PPP secondary market deal
Completed the largest PPP secondary market deal in 2011 - BSFI
Amber, on behalf of International Public Partnerships, advised and completed the acquisition of the largest PFI secondary market portfolio in 2011. The innovative transaction included more than 100 schools through more than 80 separate investment entities.
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A leading pathfinder originator of long-term
A leading pathfinder originator of long-term government partnerships
Amber has a long track record of originating innovative public-private sector partnering initiatives. It is one of the main developer-investors in Local Improvement Finance Trusts, Welsh Investment Strategic Partnerships and more recently projects under the Scottish Futures Trust “Hub” initiative.
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Co-developer of the largest Australian PPP
Co-developer of Australian PPP Gold Coast Light Rail
Amber, in consortium, co-developed and reached financial close on the c.A$1bn Gold Coast Light Rail project – the largest Australian PPP deal to close in 2011. The project will be Queensland’s first light rail system.
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Over £4bn of infrastructure assets managed
Over £4bn of infrastructure assets managed
Amber provides investment advice and operates International Public Partnerships, an FTSE 250 international infrastructure fund. It is also the pre-eminent operator of unlisted sustainable development and urban regeneration funds under the European JESSICA initiative.
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Advised and completed Angel Trains acquisition
Advised and completed Angel Trains acquisition
Members of the Amber team advised on the structuring and arranging of long-term finance in excess of £2.8bn for the £3.6bn acquisition of Angel Trains, one of three railway rolling-stock companies in the UK. International Public Partnerships, advised by Amber holds an ongoing investment in Angel Trains.
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Amber Infrastructure Group is a leading international sponsor and manager of infrastructure focussed on long-term, lower risk, cash flow generative investments. Amber has a long standing international reputation in the origination, development and management of specialist infrastructure.

Our businesses cover a wide range of infrastructure sectors and services across three continents

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Amber Infrastructure

Amber Infrastructure is a leading developer and advisor on infrastructure projects in both the ‘primary’ development and ‘secondary’ investment markets.

Key facts

  • Wide breadth of offering across a broad spectrum of infrastructure asset classes including regulated assets, service concessions, strategic partnering frameworks and public sector funding models
  • Particularly active in green energy – efficiency and transmission, regeneration, public-private-partnerships, rail and rolling stock leasing
  • Developed ‘primary’ (new build) infrastructure projects with a capital value of £3.8bn
  • Advised on the successful £58m acquisition of BSFI’s Building Schools for the Future portfolio of over 100 schools across the UK

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Amber Asset Management

Amber Asset Management is a specialist infrastructure asset manager focused on the provision of value-focussed asset performance and risk management services.

Key facts

  • Over £4bn of infrastructure projects managed including assets in the education, health, transport, courts, police authority, custodial, leisure and energy sectors
  • Significant presence in UK, Australia, Western Europe and Canada
  • Over 13 years of experience in actively managing infrastructure assets
  • Long-term / whole-life partnering approach to value enhancement and risk mitigation
  • Significant focus on long-term occupier relationships and customer satisfaction

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Amber Fund Management

Amber Fund Management manages a range of specialist infrastructure funds on behalf of private and public sector clients.

Key facts

  • Manager of c. £1b of equity on behalf of over 2,000 public and private sector investors. More than c. £5bn of assets under management
  • Since its inception in 2006, Amber Fund Management has operated and advised International Public Partnerships, a FTSE 250 listed infrastructure fund with a market capitalisation in excess of £900m
  • Amber is the advisor and operator of the Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales, the London Energy Efficiency Fund and Scottish Partnership for Regeneration in Urban Centres

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Amber Australia

Amber Australia is a leading developer and manager of infrastructure assets in Australasia.

Key facts

  • Her Majesty the Queen opened the Amber developed and managed A$1bn Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne in 2011
  • Amber, as part of a consortium, reached financial close on the c.A$1bn Gold Coast Rapid Transport project, the largest Australian PPP to close in 2011
  • Amber developed and continue to manage a portfolio of other significant infrastructure assets across the three eastern counties of Australia including Orange Hospital, Royal Melbourne Showgrounds and Long Bay Forensic & Prisons Hospital

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Amber Infrastructure GmbH

Germany

Amber Infrastructure GmbH is a significant developer and manager of infrastructure opportunities in Germany.

Key facts

  • Amber in conjunction with BAM reached financial close on the first civil building PPP project procured by the German Federal government – the Federal Ministry of Education building in Berlin. This was the largest civil building PPP project procured by the German Federal government in 2011
  • Amber co-manages BeNEX, a significant investor in German 6 train and 3 bus operating concessions making it the joint-second largest public rail operator in Germany after Deutsche Bahn with more than 1,600 employees
  • Closed the largest German school PPP in 2009. The Pforzheim project was also the first school project to be awarded the German PPP Innovation Award

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Amber North America

Canada

Amber North America provides asset management services and development support in relation to PPP assets in Canada.

Key facts

  • Amber personnel led the origination, development and financial close of the first schools P3 to be procured in the Alberta Province. The project was awarded the 2008 North American Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year by Project Finance Magazine
  • Amber continue to actively manage 18 schools across Calgary and Edmonton
  • Amber personnel developed and continue to manage the 440,000sqft CAD$202m Durham Region Courthouse. The courthouse won the 2011 Award of Excellence in the Green Building category awarded by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
  • The Alberta schools and Durham Courthouse projects have won a number of other awards including 1st and 2nd at the 2010 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in P3s by the Canadian Council for public-private-partnerships

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Amber Solutions for Care

Amber Solutions for Care (ASC) has been formed within the Amber Group of companies to focus on financing, development and ongoing management of health and social care infrastructure.

Key facts

  • Portfolio of £1.6bn across 28 health projects around the globe
  • One of the leading developer-investors in Local Improvement Finance Trusts (“LIFT”)
  • Provision of innovative investment solutions across community healthcare and Extra Care projects
  • Over 20 LIFT projects in the UK with a combined capital value of over £375m
  • Amber also has a further £1.0bn of other health assets under management through Amber Australia

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Amber Education Partners

Building on the successful acquisition of the Building Schools for the Future portfolio and previous historical track record in developing, owning and managing schools projects, Amber Education Partners provides asset management and development expertise in the education infrastructure market.

Key facts

  • Amber manages a portfolio of more than 200 individual schools across England, Scotland and Wales
  • More than 13 years of team experience in bid development and asset management of schools projects including 9 schools in Alberta, Canada
  • Amber advised International Public Partnerships on the acquisition of BSFI LLP during 2011, the largest secondary PFI acquisition that year and the largest ever portfolio sale of school project investments

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Amber Green

Amber Green develops opportunities in New Energy and Urban Development markets. It delivers sustainable investment solutions to clients through specialist vehicle including the European Investment Bank backed Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in City Areas (“JESSICA”) initiative.

Key facts

  • Amber’s experience as a successful infrastructure investor provides opportunities for attractive long-term, risk adjusted investment in the New Energy sectors
  • Preference to be early stage investor and focus on the aggregation of smaller-scale projects to deliver meaningful scale to underlying investors
  • Preference for highly demonstrable social and/ or environmental benefits
  • Amber is the preeminent fund operator for JESSICA funds in Europe - three unlisted funds under management with a combined capital value in excess of £200m

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Transmission Capital Partners

UK

Amber is a joint owner of Transmission Capital Partners, a developer and manager of opportunities in the electricity transmission sector.

Key facts

  • Transmission Capital Partners in conjunction with International Public Partnerships, became the first consortium to reach financial close in the new UK offshore transmission operator (“OFTO”) sector
  • Advised by Amber, International Public Partnerships, has successfully invested in 4 offshore transmission projects, making Transmission Capital Partners a leading owner and operator of offshore energy transmission assets.
  • Transmission Capital Partners is preferred bidder on a fifth OFTO due to close in 2014, and shortlisted for a further OFTO currently in procurement
  • Amber also provides ongoing asset management and SPV management services to each of the OFTO assets

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