1 November 2019
Infravia launches Infravia Growth Fund and welcomes Alban Wyniecki, Guillaume Santamaria and François Auque
A growth fund dedicated to tech and supporting the digitalization of infrastructure and the economy.
Leveraging its experience and capabilities in infrastructure investments, InfraVia Capital Partners (“InfraVia”) announces the launch of InfraVia Growth Fund. While digital transformation is impacting the whole economy, including infrastructure, and brings infrastructure closer to the services economy, InfraVia intends to support tech companies at scale-up stage.
Established in 2008, InfraVia currently manages 4 infrastructure funds totaling €4bn of AUM and has invested in over 30 companies across Europe. A pioneer in European infrastructure, InfraVia was amongst the first investors in digital infrastructure such as data centers, fiber networks or telecom towers. Thanks to its deep knowledge of the ecosystem, InfraVia is launching a second business line focusing on growth investments with the aim to support tech companies that experience strong growth. “Our experience and skills are great assets to identify, assess and accelerate scale-up companies” said Vincent LEVITA, founder and CEO of InfraVia.
Like it does in most sectors, digital is disrupting infrastructure business models and usage. Digital tools and big data help reduce costs, improve efficiency, reduce risks and enable infrastructure assets to optimize their performance and converge towards the services economy. “Combining physical assets that are key for the economy and new technologies will lead to unprecedented opportunities in terms of growth and performance”, added Vincent Levita. In order to support and benefit from this structural shift, InfraVia announces the launch of a fund dedicated to leading tech companies operating in sectors in which it has historically invested, such as mobility, logistics, telecom, utility, health and energy. “These sectors are all affected by deep changes linked notably to the rise of new digital players who need significant capital to remain competitive on a global basis. We intend to help them, not only with funding but also through long-term operational support” Guillaume Santamaria, Partner InfraVia, commented.
Targeting a size of €300m, with capital expected to come mostly from its existing institutional investors, InfraVia has the ambition to become a leading growth investor with the aim to support, accelerate and internationalize European fast-growing tech companies. The fund will focus on companies that have high growth potential and that are either profitable or nearing profitability. To achieve its ambition in growth capital, InfraVia is building a dedicated team of seasoned professionals with solid backgrounds in technology, investment and the industrial sector. This 10-strong team will be led by its 3 partners: Alban Wyniecki, Guillaume Santamaria and François Auque. “Guillaume, François and I are excited to leverage our joint experience (more than 50 deals in the past 5 years) to support and back tomorrow’s tech leaders, and we are very happy to join InfraVia’s partnership to deliver on that ambition” Alban Wyniecki, Partner InfraVia, added.