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Aquila Capital expands its European presence with Lisbon office opening

| Press Release

  • Office network now spans 12 countries


Hamburg, 13 November 2019 – Real Asset specialist Aquila Capital has opened an office in Lisbon, demonstrating the firm’s growth and on-going commitment to investment in Portugal. The move extends Aquila Capital’s investment office network to 14 offices in 12 countries. This model of having local, on-site management teams is central to the investment manager’s expansion.

Aquila Capital has made a number of acquisitions in Portugal in recent years. Its first investment in the country’s renewable infrastructure was an early acquisition of a PV portfolio with a capacity of about 200 MWp in 2017. In the meantime, the portfolio of development projects in Portugal, the status of which ranges from under construction to late stage development, has been expanded to around 500 MWp.

In 2018, Aquila`s hydro team acquired a portfolio of 21 operational small-scale hydropower plants located in Northern and Central Portugal with a total capacity of over 100 MW. Additionally, the real estate branch of Aquila Group recently announced the development
of 115,000 square metres of green logistics properties in Azambuja, 35 kilometers north of Lisbon.

Roman Rosslenbroich, Co-Founder and CEO of Aquila Capital, comments: “The Portuguese real asset market, especially renewable energy, continues to be highly attractive to our investors. Having a local presence means that Aquila Capital is well placed to help them capitalise on this.”


About Aquila Capital:

Aquila Group is an experienced and long-term investor in essential, real asset investments. Founded in 2001 by Dr. Dieter Rentsch and Roman Rosslenbroich, the Group currently manages EUR 8.2 billion for its clients worldwide (as at 31.06.2019). 

The business centres on secular and sustainable trends in renewable energy, social housing, green logistics, infrastructure, timber and agriculture. Dedicated specialist investment teams with entrepreneurial mindsets draw on their sector networks and experience to screen, develop, finance, manage and operate investments along the entire value chain.

Local, on-site management teams are central to the company’s operations, with 14 investment offices in 12 countries. Comprehensive operational capabilities, more than 300 employees at group level, intensive asset management and a passion for detail ensure asset and product performance as well as the timely deployment of capital.

Aquila Group believes in stringent corporate governance. With its two AIFMs in Luxembourg and Germany, it is subject to the highest European regulatory standards.

Embedded in its activities lies a passion for real assets and living ESG, better every day.