Arcus announces financial close on the sale of Brisa

Dylan Macdonaldblog

LONDON, United Kingdom (15 October 2020) – Arcus Infrastructure Partners (“Arcus”) is pleased to announce the closing of the sale of AEIF1’s (the ‘Fund’) entire 40.6% interest in Brisa Auto-Estradas de Portugal S.A. (‘Brisa’) to a consortium comprising APG Asset Management N.V., the National Pension Service of Korea and Swiss Life Asset Management AG on the 13 October 2020.

Completion of the transaction follows approval granted by the relevant antitrust authorities on 18 September 2020.

Michael Allen, Arcus Partner and Brisa Asset Manager, said: “Over a 13 year period, Arcus has worked in close partnership with Brisa Management and JdM to grow the company, to enhance Brisa’s position as the leading toll road operator in Portugal and leverage its technology and innovation to further develop automated tolling and mobility solutions. Brisa is one of the most efficient toll road operators in Europe and a leader in ESG metrics.”

This transaction marks the sixth and final exit for the Fund.

Simon Gray and Ian Harding, Arcus Co-Managing Partners, said: “We are extremely pleased with the conclusion of the sale of Brisa and the outcome delivered for AEIF1 and its LPs, following 13 years of managing the Fund and its investee companies through some challenging periods as well as some more benign circumstances.  We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to our LPs for their continued trust and support over this long period.”

Arcus’ financial advisors for this transaction were Morgan Stanley and Millennium Investment Banking. Arcus’ legal advisors were Clifford Chance as to English law and Luxembourg law and CS Associados as to Portuguese law. Deloitte provided accounting and tax advice.

Read the full press release here.