HOCHTIEF AirPort (HTA) has established itself as one of the leading players in this market. HTA offers single-source solutions — from financing to strategic alignment and airport management. Since it was founded in 1997, the company has built up an attractive and balanced portfolio of assets, with shareholdings in the airports of Athens, Budapest, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Sydney and Tirana. In 2010 more than 90 million passengers experienced the benefits of HTA's airport management skills. HTA's partnership with three strong financial investors will enable the company to develop its capital-intensive business in the field of airport acquisition.
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is a financial institution that manages funds primarily for public and private pension and insurance plans. The Caisse invests in the main financial markets as well as in private equity and real estate. The Caisse partners with dynamic companies in various sectors, offering them a wide range of financing products, mainly equity investments and loans. For its infrastructure portfolio, its private equity unit focuses mainly on companies that offer predictable current income.
Aero Investment s.á.r.l. is an investment subsidiary of GS Global Infrastructure Partners I, L.P. and GS International Infrastructure Partners I, L.P. (together GSIP). GSIP is an infrastructure fund managed by affiliates of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. GSIP invests in infrastructure and infrastructure-related assets and companies. It focuses on investments in core infrastructure assets, particularly in the transportation and utilities sectors. The fund invests globally but focuses on OECD markets, particularly Europe and North America. GSIP was raised in 2006.
GIC Special Investments
GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd (Singapore) is the private equity and infrastructure investment arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation and was established in 1982.
GIC Special Investments is a knowledgeable and experienced investor in the transport sector, including airports.
KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH is 100% subsidiary of KfW and specialises in project and corporate financing as well as trade and export financing domestically and abroad. Worldwide it conducts all market activities of KfW Bankengruppe (KfW banking group) that are carried out on commercial terms.
The objective of KfW IPEX-Bank is to support the German and European economies by offering tailor-made financings. With more than 50 years of experience and a business volume of EUR 63.7 billion (as of December 31, 2008) it is one of the leading addresses in this market. In 2008 KfW IPEX-Bank made new commitments for a total of EUR 17.6 billion.
The products of KfW IPEX-Bank are tailored to the needs of internationally oriented large or medium-sized companies in the areas of basic and manufacturing industries, retail and health, power, renewable and water, telecommunications, media, shipping, aviation, rail and road, ports, airports, real estate and construction industry/PPP, financial institutions and trade & commodity finance; leveraged finance, mezzanine and equity.