Infrastructure Investor has awarded the "Europe Deal of the Year" to Allianz Capital Partners for the acquisition of Porterbrook Leasing Company Limited in 2014. This follows last year’s "Global Deal of the Year" award to Allianz Capital Partners for the acquisition of the Czech gas transmission operator NET4GAS.
Infrastructure Investor - an established professional publication for the infrastructure asset class - asked their readers to vote for their choice after having drawn up a shortlist of four nominees and discussed the final selection with key industry players.
The award goes to Allianz Capital Partners, together with their consortium partners Alberta Investment Management Corporation, EDF Invest and Hastings Funds Management for the acquisition of the British rolling stock leasing company Porterbrook in October 2014.
"We are proud to receive this recognition and honour on behalf of our investors and Allianz Capital Partners. This transaction was an important milestone in further expanding and diversifying our infrastructure portfolio. It demonstrates our excellent execution capabilities and the strong alignment we had with our consortium partners."