Copenhagen Infrastructure’s €7 Billion Fundraising

Plesner, working alongside Clayton Utz, advised Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) during all stages of the structuring, raising and formation of the fund.

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) reached the EUR 7bn hard cap in their global greenfield renewables energy fund Copenhagen Infrastructure IV (CI IV). CI IV achieved commitments from approximately 100 institutional investors from the Nordics, Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

CI IV is CIP’s flagship fund and is the world’s largest fund dedicated to greenfield renewable energy investments. The investment strategy is a continuation of Copenhagen Infrastructure I, II and III and is tailored to institutional investors with a long-term investment horizon.

Like the predecessor flagship funds, CI IV will focus on greenfield investments within energy infrastructure. The fund has a global reach and will diversify investments across technologies, primarily offshore wind, solar PV, transmission, waste-to-energy and biomass assets.

The fund will invest in low-risk OECD countries in Western Europe, North America, developed Asia, and Australia.

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) is a Danish fund management company focused on renewable energy infrastructure including offshore wind, onshore wind, solar PV, biomass and energy-from-waste, storage, transmission and distribution, Power-to-X and other energy assets. CIP has approximately 170 employees and offices in Copenhagen, New York, London, Hamburg, Utrecht and Tokyo.

The Plesner team included Simon Krogh (Picture) and Jonatan Strenov.

The Clayton Utz team was led by Financial Services partner Matt Daley and Project Finance partner Peter Staciwa, including special counsel Vanessa Pallone and lawyer Kimberley Grellinger.

Involved fees earner: Matthew Daley – Clayton Utz; Kimberley Grellinger – Clayton Utz; Vanessa Pallone – Clayton Utz; Peter Staciwa – Clayton Utz; Simon Krogh – Plesner; Jonatan Strenov – Plesner;

Law Firms: Clayton Utz; Plesner;

Clients: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners;

Federica Tiefenthaler

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler