GGT Real Assets
Established in 2018 with the first Infrastructure fund, Real Assets is Granite Global Team’s second largest segment with EUR 15 billion of AUM as of 30th JAN 2020, representing 36 percent ofGranite Global Team’s total AUM. The Business Segment employs approximately 70 Investment Advisory Professionals and 11 Advisory Partners across offices. Real Assets comprises two Business Lines: Infrastructure and Real Estate.
Seeks to identify value-add real estate investment opportunities to apply a hands-on approach to value creation across gateway cities in Europe
“Buying real estate is not only the best way, the quickest way, the safest way, but the only way to become wealthy.”
– Marshall Field
Exploring Investment Opportunities
The Team, seeks to identify control or co-control equity investments in medium-sized infrastructure companies that provide an essential service to society, are recession resilient, have secure cash flows and ideally, offer some inflation protection. The typical equity investment opportunity ranges between EUR 200 million and EUR 800 million.
Several types of opportunities, including stand-alone operating infrastructure companies, infrastructure assets that have evolved into corporate orphans and government privatisations are evaluated by the Team. Ideal investment targets are operating companies in industries with regulated infrastructure, concession based infrastructure, market-driven infrastructure or infrastructure-related services. When it comes to investments themes and sectors, the focus is on companies within the energy, transport & logistics, environmental, telecom and social sectors.
Joining forces for development Once a portfolio company has been acquired, Granite Global Team appoints a Board of Directors with a Chairperson (a Granite Global Team Advisor with relevant management background), supported by other sector/industry specialists and a Granite Global Team Infrastructure partner. The Board of Directors defines and monitors strategic plans and ensures that management gets the appropriate support and resources to run the portfolio company in an efficient, responsible and accountable manner.