Aquila Capital - the alternative investment manager
As an independent asset manager, the Aquila Group devises and manages alternative investments for institutional investors worldwide – with experience, comprehensive know-how and a high standard of sustainable added value.
Founded by Dr. Dieter Rentsch and Roman Rosslenbroich in 2001, the Aquila Group today manages EUR 11.2 billion (AuA/AuM) of assets for investors worldwide. In addition to this, the Group conducted transactions valued at EUR 12 billion. This includes investments in renewable energies with a capacity of more than 6.5 gigawatts as well as investments in European real estate with an area of more than 2 million square metres as well as in infrastructure projects worth EUR 1.5 billion1.
1)As at: 31.03.2020
In order to provide clients with sustainable performance, experienced and highly specialised teams of experts analyse each individual project in detail – also with regard to macroeconomic trends and market fluctuations. Comprehensive due diligence and clearly defined processes form the basis for solid investments. An investment solution tailored to the respective needs is the reason for long-term stable returns. From strategy development to maturity management and exit: Aquila always follows a multidisciplinary approach with a focus on the overall term of an asset. Why? Because active performance management makes attractive returns possible that can be planned over the long term – and those are largely independent of the economic cycle.
Aquila Capital and Daiwa Energy & Infrastructure – a strong partnership
Aquila Capital entered into a strategic partnership with Daiwa Energy & Infrastructure, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daiwa Securities Group Inc. (Daiwa) in December 2019. The cooperation strengthens Aquila Capital's position in the European market for tangible asset investments and opens up further attractive investment opportunities for investors in the Asia-Pacific region.
Focus on alternative assets
We focus on alternative investment solutions with long-term stable returns through the range of services we offer. Investments are made in sustainable and efficient projects from the following areas:
- Renewable energies (wind energy, hydropower, solar pv)
- Green logistics
- Forestry and agriculture
Aquila Capital promptly offers investors specially selected asset value concepts. The entrepreneurial teams identify, develop, finance, manage and conduct all investments along the entire value chain using their extensive industry networks. This naturally requires a local presence. Aquila Capital is now represented in 12 countries with a total of 14 offices and employs around 350 people.
Companies in the Aquila Group
In addition to the independently operating divisions Aquila Capital, headquartered in Hamburg, and Alceda Fund Management, based in Luxembourg, the Aquila Group also includes the leading German energy and climate protection agency KlimaInvest Green Concepts. Because just as important as good risk management, clear operational infrastructures and high transparency are, resolute corporate governance is also indispensable for Aquila Capital: both AIFMs in Luxembourg and Germany are therefore subject to the strictest European guidelines. This guarantees investors and partners not only the greatest possible protection but also the best service. The Aquila business model is based on a passion for material assets, attention to detail and lived ESG – in line with the motto: strive to be better every day!