DIF is a leading independent fund management company with ca. € 5.6 billion of assets under management across seven closed-end investment funds and several co-investment vehicles. DIF has established itself as a reputable and active player in its target markets, with the necessary skill set to successfully originate, execute, manage and exit a broad range of complex infrastructure projects. Since inception in 2005, DIF has invested in more than 170 infrastructure projects, with a total asset value of over €30 billion.
DIF invests in high-quality infrastructure assets that generate long-term, stable cash-flows, including public private partnerships (PPP/PFI/P3), regulated assets and renewable energy projects, as well as core Infrastructure projects in Europe, North America and Australasia. DIF invests in the global infrastructure market invests through two complementary and differentiated fund strategies: DIF PPP+ Funds and DIF Core Funds. DIF is currently investing from DIF Infrastructure V and DIF Core Infrastructure Fund I.
DIF has a multidisciplinary and international team of ca. 95 professionals in eight offices, located in Amsterdam (Schiphol), Frankfurt, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Paris, Sydney and Toronto. The sizeable team and office network allows DIF to originate, execute and manage assets effectively and efficiently.
White & Case is a global law firm with longstanding offices in the markets that matter today. Our on-the-ground experience, our cross-border integration and our depth of local, US and English-qualified lawyers help our clients work with confidence in any one market or across many.
We guide our clients through difficult issues, bringing our insight and judgment to each situation. Our innovative approaches create original solutions to our clients’ most complex domestic and multijurisdictional deals and disputes.
By thinking on behalf of our clients every day, we anticipate what they want, provide what they need and build lasting relationships. We do what it takes to help our clients achieve their ambitions.
Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with nearly 1,000 attorneys in key financial centers around the world. We litigate cases and close transactions by bringing an understanding of the global legal issues our clients face in transactions, disputes, and regulatory/enforcement-related matters. We strive to provide our clients with creative solutions to their business problems—on time and on budget. We serve our communities and the public interest, promote diversity within our firm and throughout the legal profession, and maintain a culture of teamwork and collegiality.
Milbank is a premier international law firm handling high-profile, complex cases and business transactions through 12 offices worldwide. Our offices work together on an integrated basis, giving us an extraordinary global presence and allowing us to serve a client base that includes the world's leading companies and financial institutions. Milbank is internationally recognized as a leader in major corporate/finance transactions (such as M&A, structured finance, banking, capital markets and project and transportation finance), litigation (including complex commercial, intellectual property, securities and white collar), financial restructuring, and trusts and estates.
Infrastructure and Energy Transaction Advisory Services. Astris Finance is an independent transaction advisory firm with over 15 years of track record in infrastructure and energy. We specialize in emerging markets infrastructure and renewable energy. We operate from Washington DC, Paris, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia.
Founded in 1890 in Berlin, Allianz Group is a global leader and employer in insurance and financial services in more than 70 countries worldwide. With Allianz SE as headquarters, our many different insurance and financial service companies are present on all continents. Further high quality services are offered globally by Allianz Asset Management (Allianz Global Investors & PIMCO), Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (corporate and specialty risks), Allianz Technology, Euler Hermes (credit insurance) and Allianz Partners (assistance services).
Allianz is the HOME for those who DARE – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 85 million private and corporate customers and more than 142,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow.
SparkSpread is a publication of Great North Road Media.
Will Ainger and Victor Kremer, journalists with more than 20 years’ collective experience covering the U.S. and European energy markets, are the directors of Great North Road Media.
Prior to launching SparkSpread in 2005, Will held various senior positions with Institutional Investor’s News division in London and New York. Most recently, he served as managing editor of Power Finance & Risk between 2000 and 2004. Other senior positions he has held with Institutional Investor’s Newsdivision since 1995 include London bureau chief of Derivatives Monitor, the company’s former derivatives wire service, and managing editor of Insurance Finance & Investment in New York.
Will has also written for The Independent and Financial News. He earned an honors degree in politics and history from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1991.
Before launching SparkSpread in 2005, Victor held several senior editorial positions with Institutional Investor's News division in London and New York between 1995 and 2004. These included managing editor of Derivatives Weekand managing editor of BondWeek. He launched Power Finance & Risk in 1998 and served as London bureau chief and executive editor for Institutional Investor News from 2000 to 2004.
Victor has also written for Alpha magazine, Emerging Markets and Financial News. He holds a degree in politics from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and a postgraduate diploma in newspaper journalism from City University in London.