Baar-Zug, 9 May 2013
Partners Group to integrate its Italian partner Perennius Capital Partners and open Milan office
Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, and Perennius Capital Partners today announce that they will integrate all their investment and client service activities in Italy. Perennius Capital Partners has been Partners Group’s exclusive Italian partner since its foundation in 2007. Its Milan office will bring Partners Group’s total number of offices to 16 around the globe.
Over the past six years, Perennius Capital Partners has, in a mutually exclusive partnership for Italy, offered tailor-made private markets investment solutions to Italian clients in response to the increased appetite observed amongst institutional investors. In addition, both Partners Group and Perennius Capital Partners have sourced and transacted on attractive investment opportunities in the region, such as the investment completed in one of the largest single operating solar power plant in Europe in the Rovigo province of northern Italy on behalf of their clients. Following the significant success of the two firm’s joint activities, merging all investment and client activities into one global platform is the logical next step for further enhancing the private markets solutions available to the Italian client base.
Alessandro Poli, founder and managing partner of Perennius Capital Partners, comments “The entire management team of Perennius Capital Partners is very excited and feels honored to join the Partners Group platform. We are proud to have established our firm as the name of reference in the private markets industry in Italy with regards to performance, integrity and professional standing over the course of the past six years. We remain committed to further improving local services to our Italian clients while continuing to offer them broad access to the global private markets investment universe.”
Dr. Marcel Erni, Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Partners Group, adds “We look forward to successfully continuing to expand our activities in Italy for the benefit of our common client base, enabling them to invest through a global investment platform. We believe the Italian market continues to offer compelling opportunities in specialized sectors and believe that the Perennius team’s local network, access and investment expertise will ensure we continue to be able to identify and invest in the most attractive of these.”
The integration is expected to be completed in the coming months and remains subject to regulatory approval.