Aquila Capital, an investor in real assets including infrastructure and real estate, is considering selling a stake in itself, according to people familiar with the matter.
The Hamburg-based firm, which had 6.2 billion euros under management ($7.2 billion) as of March 31, is working with advisers to consider proposals from potential investors, said the people, who asked not to be named because the information is private.
“We recognize that the demand for real asset investments is continually increasing,” Daniela Hamann, a spokeswoman for Aquila, said in an email. “Hence, we are not surprised that Aquila Capital, with the breadth and depth of our real asset capabilities, might be considered as an attractive partner.” She declined to comment specifically on the prospect of a stake sale.
Aquila, founded by Roman Rosslenbroich and Dieter Rentsch in 2001, owns everything from wind farms in Denmark to photovoltaic projects in Japan and real estate in Madrid. The firm is working with Berkshire Capital and Moelis & Co. on a potential stake sale, according to the people. Representatives for both declined to comment.