Asper In The News

Asper expands Nordic wind platform

August 31, 2020

Asper is pleased to announce that it has started construction of a new onshore wind project in its Swedish wind platform.   The 60MW Raftsjöhöjden wind farm is owned and financed by APG, manager of Dutch pension funds ABP and PPF. It is the fifth project in this Asper platform to be backed by APG, whose Swedish portfolio now comprises 494MW, with an annual expected production of 1.6TWh: enough electricity to power 320,000 Swedish homes.  The wind park is located outside Östersund in central Sweden. The project was…

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Our 2020 PRI assessment

August 27, 2020

We are pleased to publish our 2020 PRI Assessment report, which you can download here. In 2020 we further improved our performance, scoring 42/42 and “A+” in the Infrastructure module, and 27/30 and “A” in Strategy and Governance. The key areas of improvement over 2019 were on promoting responsible investment and on public disclosure of…

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Asper exits Swedish heat network platform

August 26, 2020

In April 2020 Asper completed the successful exit of its Swedish district heating platform Vasa Värme. Read more about the platform and its exit here

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Large-scale onshore wind power project in Sweden starts operations

April 15, 2020

APG, Asper Investment Management and Vasa Vind announce the start of operations of the 288MW, €300 million Åskälen project in Jamtland, Sweden. It is one of the largest onshore wind power projects in Europe and provides 1TWh of renewable energy per year, enough for over 175,000 Swedish homes. This wind farm, which was announced in…

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Asper supports the D2Grids project aiming to upscale 5th generation district heating and cooling

June 28, 2019

5G DHC is a concept which is currently largely unknown to the investor community. Yet, it has the potential to significantly contribute to the decarbonization of the heating & cooling sectors, and will likely require significant investment to roll-out. As commercialisation partner in this project, Asper will aim to assess the economic viability of the…

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Asper closes long-term PPA with Axpo Nordic for Swedish windfarm

April 29, 2019

Asper Investment Management is pleased to announce that it has closed another long-term PPA agreement, this time with Axpo Nordic for a large-scale windfarm in Sweden. Asper is one of the most experienced investors in Nordic Power and demonstrated this experience by working with Axpo Nordic to close the PPA in less than four weeks…

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Asper announces Irish PPA

April 9, 2019

Asper Investment Management, the largest private international investor in Irish wind energy, is pleased to announce that its Invis Energy joint venture has entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Amazon. This is the first subsidy-free renewable project in Ireland. The agreement will bring Amazon Web Services (AWS) closer to its commitment to use…

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Asper expands its Swedish District Heating platform

January 21, 2019

Asper Investment Management-backed Vasa Värme announced today the signing of an agreement with the Swedish municipality of Ekerö for the building and operation of a new biomass-fueled district heating system across the municipality, following a competitive tendering process. The new entity, which will be jointly owned by Vasa Värme and the municipality, will look to…

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Asper Appoints Senior Advisor

January 9, 2019

Asper Investment Management has appointed David Walker as a Senior Advisor to its board of directors. David will work with Asper’s leadership team, providing strategic advice on business development and institutional relations. He was previously a Private Equity Director at BMO Global Asset Management; he has also held leadership positions within the European Investment Bank…

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2018 GRESB Results

September 14, 2018

London-based Asper Investment Management announced that both renewable energy funds it manages won top marks in the 2018 edition of the GRESB ESG (environmental, social and governance) performance benchmarking, taking the 1st and 2nd places in the ranking of European Renewable Infrastructure Funds. GRESB is a global organization benchmarking ESG performance of investments in the…

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Invis Energy closes second wind farm financing in 2018

August 15, 2018

London-based Asper Investment Management and the Craydel Group announced that financial close of a 43MW onshore wind farm in county Mayo took place this week. The Invis Energy partners have now raised over €130m of project finance debt in 2018, and this is the 7th wind farm financed together in Ireland. The Mayo project will…

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Asper powers ahead on Irish Wind

June 21, 2018

London-based Asper Investment Management and the Craydel Group announced that financial close of a 35MW onshore wind farm in county Galway took place earlier this week. The project is the 6th wind farm financed together in Ireland by the Invis Energy partners. The Galway project will see the installation of 11 Siemens 3.2MW turbines, generating…

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Asper Investment Management bolsters its team

May 1, 2018

London-based Asper Investment Management (Asper), the spin-out of HgCapital’s renewable energy infrastructure business which completed last December, has announced three new hires into its London-based team. Asper brings in Alejandro Algora as Portfolio Manager. Alejandro was previously part of the Asset Planning & Analysis team at Diamond Generating Europe, the power holding subsidiary of Mitsubishi…

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Decarbonising Europe: time to turn up the heat!

January 31, 2018

By Olivier Delpon de Vaux, Director at Asper Investment Management       Decarbonising the heat sector is imperative to meeting carbon emissions reduction objectives across Europe. However, progress so far has been sluggish in most European countries. Sweden is an exception with 80% of its heat coming from locally sourced and abundant biomass. It…

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Vasa Vind raises finance for 49MW wind project

December 22, 2017

Vasa Vind places 49 MW order in Sweden Vasa Vind, together with their long-term institutional partner, have ordered 23 V110-2.0 MW turbines for the 49 MW Munkflohögen wind park located outside Östersund in central Sweden. Utilising the 2 MW platform’s flexibility, the turbines will be delivered in various power modes that maximise each turbine’s energy…

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Hg Renewables team spins out to form Asper Investment Management

December 5, 2017

London-based private equity firm Hg and Asper Investment Management announced today the completion of the spin-out process of Hg’s renewable energy infrastructure investment business to Asper. The entire Hg renewable energy team is joining Asper, including 6 senior investment directors and 6 specialist finance, control and operations managers. Asper has taken over management of the…

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Swedish Wind – a market journey

November 1, 2017

Sweden has pioneered the use of a market-driven incentive system to spur the development of renewable power. Its ups-and-downs can provide lessons – and warnings – as the rest of Europe experiments with market-based subsidy schemes.

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Japanese group to buy majority stake in 223-MW Irish wind portfolio

July 31, 2017

Invis Energy is pleased to announce the sale of a 60% stake in five wind farms to a consortium comprising the Japanese investment and trading firm Sojitz Corporation, Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc. (KEPCO) and Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Co. Ltd. (MUL).

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APG and Vasa Vind to build Sweden’s largest onshore wind power project

June 30, 2017

APG and Vasa Vind announced today the launch into construction of the 288MW Åskalen onshore wind power project. Located in the central Sweden region of Jämtland, the project will comprise 80 Vestas V136 3.6MW turbines, making it the largest onshore wind power project in Sweden.

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HgCapital supports creation of Asper Investment Management

April 22, 2017

HgCapital supports its renewable energy team in forming a dedicated sustainable real asset investment management company.

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HgCapital sells UK onshore wind farm portfolio

January 13, 2014

HgCapital has announced the sale of three operating UK onshore wind farms to funds advised by Resonance Asset Management LLP for an undisclosed sum.

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HgCapital and Blue Energy agree £250m UK Wind Farm investment deal

February 1, 2013

HgCapital sold its 177MW wind portfolio, including the developer RidgeWind, to Blue Energy, the UK-based renewable energy investor and developer.

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HgCapital sells operating UK Wind portfolio to Munich Re

August 13, 2012

HgCapital has announced the sale of its operating UK onshore wind portfolio to Munich Re, represented by its asset management arm MEAG, for an undisclosed sum.

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