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31 Mar 2016

Caixa Capital successfully exits its investment in Infrapar

Renewables company becomes a leading solar energy player in Portugal

 Caixa Capital, Portugal’s leading Venture Capital and Private Equity firm, announced the successful exit of its investment in Infrapar, a leading company responsible for the development of a photovoltaic (PV) portfolio in Portugal.
 
Since inception, Infrapar established 7 special purpose vehicles to set up solar photovoltaic power plants across the center and the south of Portugal.

Having originally invested in 2014 at the launch of the company, Caixa Capital worked closely with Infrapar´s management and provided funding to help it expand its portfolio while maintaining high capital and operational efficiency.

Stephan Morais, Executive Board Member of Caixa Capital noted: “Portugal has a strong track record in renewable energy, particularly in hydro and wind, but increasingly in solar too. It was a pleasure to support the creation of a leading player in the solar space and we are very happy with our investment.”
 
Afonso Proença, Founder and CEO of Infrapar, said: “Caixa Capital was fundamental to launching the company, and their flexibility and knowledge was key to our success. We thank Caixa Capital for their collaboration and continuous support. They have once again proved to be great partners.”

 
Caixa Capital — www.caixacapital.pt

Caixa Capital is the Private Equity and Venture Capital fund management company of Portugal´s largest banking group Caixa Geral de Depósitos, present in over 20 countries and with assets above 120 billion Euros. Caixa Capital is a pioneering operator in the Portuguese market, with 500 million Euros under management and a total potential capital of 700 million euros for its managed funds. Caixa Capital invests in growth equity and venture capital opportunities and funds.
 
The Private Equity team manages growth equity for high potential companies, contributing to the development of the Portuguese business environment. It focuses on the development and internationalization of new and existing businesses in established sectors.
 
The Venture Capital team partners with incubators, accelerators and business angels for seed and startup investments and with major international venture funds for opportunities above 1 million Euros. The team aims to support global expansion of Portugal related teams and companies and has dedicated team members to ICT, digital, health tech, engineering and cleantech investments.