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Aquila Capital´s renewables portfolio reaches 10 gigawatts

| Press Release

• Aquila Capital strengthens its leading position in the renewable energy market with investments of 3.0-gigawatt capacity in 2020, and in March 2021 reached a milestone of a renewables portfolio exceeding 10 gigawatt

• The majority of the recent investments are solar PV projects under development

Hamburg, 31 March 2021 – The Hamburg-based real asset specialist Aquila Capital further strengthens its leading position as a sustainable real asset investment manager: Throughout 2020, the firm acquired renewable energy assets across Europe amounting to over 3.0 gigawatt. In total, Aquila Capital signed 12 transactions across the three main technologies of renewable energy generation: hydropower, wind power and solar PV.

Aquila Capital thereby made another significant contribution to the on-going energy transition in Europe. The transition requires massive investments in renewables, and Aquila Capital is committed to contribute through the financing of sustainable investments and by providing a diversified range of investment solutions that reduce carbon emissions.

Roman Rosslenbroich, CEO and co-founder of Aquila Capital says: “Renewable energy is at the heart of our investment offering. We are proud of reaching the important milestone of a renewables portfolio of 10.7 gigawatt. As a real asset investor, we are continuously looking for attractive investment opportunities for our clients. The ongoing energy transition and the European Green Deal will in the next decade open even more opportunities to closer align purpose and profit.”

The majority of the recent renewable energy investments represents solar PV projects that are still under development. With booming demand for renewable energy, solar PV provides a stable and predictable cash flow with relatively low volatility, and with an increasingly attractive risk-return profile.

Susanne Wermter, Group Head Energy & Infrastructure EMEA of Aquila Capital, says: “With demand for renewable power generation continually rising, the renewable energy markets offer increasingly attractive opportunities for investors. I’m excited that we have strengthened our leading position and look forward to further building out our diverse renewables portfolio in Europe in 2021.”

Aquila Capital continues to significantly expand its presence in Europe. The geographical focus of its investments in 2020 was on Spain and Portugal, followed by Italy and Norway.

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About Aquila Capital:

Aquila Group is a leading investment manager in real asset solutions. Its sustainable investment strategy focuses on investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, infrastructure, residential real estate, green logistics as well as timber and agriculture. Founded in 2001 as one of the first German alternative investment firms, Aquila Group currently manages EUR 12.5 billion for institutional investors worldwide (as of 31 December 2020).

Over the last decade, Aquila Group has built a truly pan-European asset portfolio with investments in the renewable energy sector amounting to a total capacity of 10.7 GW and over 2 million square meters of sustainable real estate and green logistics projects completed or under development. Through its investments, Aquila Group is committed to contributing to the European energy transition.

To create value for its investors, Aquila Group employs a fully integrated investment and asset management approach. With 14 offices in 12 countries, Aquila Group’s dedicated expert investment teams draw on their sector networks and experience to screen, develop, finance, manage and operate investments along the entire value chain.

Press contact Aquila Capital:

Daniela Hamann
Head Corporate Communications
Aquila Capital
Phone: +49 40 87 5050-150

Henry Schmees
Finsbury Glover Hering
Phone: +49 69 921 874 11