Daiwa Energy has announced that it has decided to enter into a strategic partnership with Aquila Capital to acquire a 40 percent stake in the company.
Tokyo headquartered Daiwa Energy and Infrastructure (DEI) has announced that it has decided to enter into a strategic partnership with Aquila Capital Holding to acquire a 40 percent stake in the company.
The Aquila Group is an experienced investment manager mainly in renewable energy assets. Founded in 2001 by Dr. Dieter Rentsch and Roman Rosslenbroich, the Group currently manages approximately EUR 9.5 billion for its clients worldwide. Local, on-site management teams are central to the company’s operations, with 13 offices in 12 countries. Comprehensive operational capabilities, more than 300 employees at the group level, intensive asset management and a passion for detail ensure asset and product performance as well as the timely deployment of capital. Embedded in its activities lies a passion for real assets and living ESG, better every day.
Through future collaboration with Aquila Group, Daiwa Energy will aim at accelerating its business in European areas with a huge market opportunity in the renewable energy field, learning from the sophisticated Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) markets not depending on grants and public support from governments. In addition, the firm is also seeing a growing global demand for sustainable real asset investments, particularly in Japan and Asia. Leveraging Aquila Group’s expertise and strong track record across renewable energy, DEI will support the firm in identifying and developing first-rate investment solutions for the Japanese and Asian investors under the Aquila Capital brand.
“This strategic partnership with Aquila Group may also contribute to achieving the United Nations’ 17 SDGs, in particular, Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy and Goal 13: Climate Action. Daiwa Securities Group will promote a renewable energy business and contribute to the achievement of SDGs going forward,” the Japanese firm issued in a statement.