Amber has been at the forefront of developing, financing and investing in public infrastructure in developed countries since 2009. Our businesses and the teams that manage them, have a history of working together extending back to 1998.

We're home to one of the largest, most experienced teams of professionals dedicated to this field today. We never stop evolving our approach to real assets. This way we make the most of growing opportunities within new sectors including sustainable energy, real estate and more. See more about our history below. 

2016

Committed or invested into more than £489m in 18 projects for INPP including:

  • Agreement to invest £275m in National Grid’s gas distribution network for a 4.4% stake
  • £26.8m investment in Westermost Rough offshore transmission
  • £72.3m investment to acquire interests in ten Building Schools for Future projects
  • Capitalising on unique primary access to the U.S. P3 market with a £24.6m investment in military housing

Successfully renegotiated INPP’s corporate debt facility from £300m to £400m and raised £200m of equity.

LEEF fund has over £60m of funds under management which will improve energy efficiency in over 76 public and private buildings across 9 London boroughs.

2015

£311.7m of acquisitions and commitments on behalf of INPP including:

  • Thames Tideway Tunnel – investment commitment of up to £210m to be invested between 2015 and 2018
  • U.S. Military Housing – invested c.£32m into first U.S. infrastructure transaction
  • Priority School Building Programme Funding Aggregator – invested £36.3m to fund four ‘batches’
  • Victoria Schools – design, build, finance, operate and maintenance of 15 schools across 12 sites in the State of Victoria in Australia. Investment requirement of c.£17m

Raised £198m (before issue costs) of equity capital for INPP.

Successfully renegotiated INPP’s corporate debt facility renegotiated from £175m to £300m.

2014

  • Circa £190m of investments made on behalf of INPP
  • Closed on £16m Townlands Community Hospital redevelopment, Henley-on-Thames
  • Secures £9.6m investment for The Haymarket Development, Edinburgh
  • Amber-led consortium appointed on the £700m Priority Schools Building 'Aggregator' Programme
  • £95m of equity raised for INPP

2013

  • Raised c£47m of new capital for INPP
  • c£37m invested into projects for INPP
  • Liverpool Central Library & Archive reached construction completion in January and was officially opened to the public

2012

  • Fifth offshore transmission project awarded and fourth offshore transmission project reached financial close
  • Additional investment in a portfolio of Building Schools for the Future projects made on behalf of INPP
  • Raised £200m of new equity for INPP

2011

  • Three offshore transmission assets closed
  • Appointed as fund manager to three JESSICA funds
  • INPP £100m corporate debt facility renegotiated
  • INPP £52m of new equity issuedNew assets acquired during the year included:
    • Building Schools for the Future interest acquired – first secondary transaction for the fund
    • First UK offshore transmission projects: Robin Rigg, Barrow and Gunfleet Sands closed
    • Interest in Liverpool Library, UK
    • Interest in Gold Coast Rapid Transit, Australia
    • Eight NHS LIFT schemes, UK
    • Additional interest in Long Bay Forensic and Prison Hospital and Royal Melbourne Showgrounds, Australia
  • Net Asset Value of INPP grew by 3.4% to £624.3m at 31 December

2010

  • Four Offshore transmission projects awarded
  • Awarded preferred partner to first JESSICA fund
  • Divestment of WISP assets
  • Advised INPP on £100m raised through tap issues, placement and open offer
  • Assets in the portfolio grow to 60. New assets acquired during the year included:
    • Three NHS LIFT projects based in London
    • Moray Schools, Scotland
    • Pforzheim Schools, Germany
    • Additional investment in BeNEX, the Company’s German rail operating business.
  • Net Asset Value of INPP grew by 29% to £541.9m at 31 December

2009

  • Management buyout of Babcock & Brown PPP unit into Amber Infrastructure
  • BBPP renamed International Public Partnerships; Amber assumes role of fund Investment Advisor
  • Liverpool library project awarded
  • Moray Schools project in Scotland awarded
  • LIFT projects closed
  • Net asset value of INPP at 31 December £420.2m

2008

  • Advised INPP on raising of £84m in additional equity via a C Share Offering
  • Advised and completed Angel Trains pathfinder acquisition from RBS
  • £100m corporate debt facility negotiated
  • Total number of assets in portfolio increases to 50. New assets acquired during the year included:
    • Stake in Brescia Hospital, Italy
    • Orange Hospital, Australia
    • Additional interest in Diabolo Rail, Belgium
    • Portfolio of NHS LIFT assets, UK
    • Royal Children's Hospital, Australia
    • Interest in Angel Trains, UK
    • Interest in schools projects, Canada and Wales

2007

  • First North American deal closed
  • First project in Belgium awarded
  • First project in Ireland awarded
  • First project in France closed
  • Agreement signed for BeNEX rail joint venture, Germany
  • 40 transactions closed in total
  • INPP portfolio under management increases to 30 infrastructure assets including the following new assets:
    • Durham court complex, Canada
    • Interest in BeNEX rail, Germany
    • Dublin Criminal Courts, Ireland
    • Medicast Amiens Hospital, France
    • Portfolio of nine Australian schools
  • INPP net asset value at 31 December grew by over 7% to £330.4m

2006

  • First Australian deal closed
  • Full listing of Babcock and Brown Public Partnerships (BBPP) (now called International Public Partnerships Limited, “INPP”) on London Stock Exchange raising £300 million
  • Initial portfolio of 23 PFI and other infrastructure assets with a net asset value of at 31 December £306.6m

2005

  • 30 transactions closed
  • First European deal closed

2004

  • 20 transactions closed

2003

  • NHS LIFT Framework attained
  • Schools projects awarded
  • Construction completion on a number of assets

2002

  • Fifth Health PPP Closed
  • Police Headquarters project awarded in Wales
  • Schools PPP Projects awarded

2001

  • Portfolio refinanced
  • Balance sheet funding of projects
  • 10 transactions closed

2000

  • First Health PPP Closed
  • First Courts PPP awarded
  • 4 other PPP transactions closed

1999

  • First Training College PPP Closed

1998

  • Team formed
  • Co-investment club established with US Private Investors
  • First two PPPs awarded