GIP buys US renewable energy business from MAP Energy – IPE Real Assets

Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has bought MAP Energy’s US renewable energy business on behalf of its fourth flagship fund.

The manager’s $22bn Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) IV fund is investing an undisclosed sum to buy the MAP RE/ES investment platform, team, and renewable energy assets under management from MAP Energy for an undisclosed sum.

GIP said the assets include a portfolio of producing royalty interests across more than 16,000MW of operating wind and solar projects in the US, as well as a nationwide development pipeline managed through joint ventures with national and regional development partners.

Adebayo Ogunlesi, chairman and managing partner of GIP, said: “MAP RE/ES has been one of the most successful investors in US renewables and has created an attractive, extremely diversified portfolio that includes exceptionally high-quality operating cash flow from the royalty interests and the opportunity to invest additional capital in a leading development pipeline.”

Aaron Zubaty, CEO of MAP RE/ES, said: “Our team is delighted to collaborate with GIP to advance more than 15 years of work to date as we continue the meticulous management and growth of our assets.”

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