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Aberdeen Standard Investments Invests 60M for UK Public Infrastructure

09 Oct 2018

Aberdeen Standard Investments infrastructure debt team has provided over £60 million to Semperian PPP Investment Partners Limited for essential public infrastructure. The £60m will help Semperian grow and purchase new PPP and infrastructure investments.

Semperian is a UK company launched in 2007 with the aim of investing in UK social infrastructure projects that deliver essential public services to local communities. Semperian currently has 93 investments that includes the provision of 163 schools, 15,000 hospital beds and 508km of roads.

Aberdeen Standard Investments sourced and underwrote this investment on behalf of two clients – Phoenix Life Limited and SICF*. It will deliver a long-term reliable income stream until 2035, some of which is linked to inflation.

Jeremy Allcock , head of infrastructure debt at Aberdeen Standard Investments, said: "Private debt continues to grow in popularity among investors who are looking for additional yield and diversified exposure. This investment allow us to provide long-term financial support for community projects, whilst delivering a sustainable stream of cash flows for our clients.”


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  • *SICF aims to deliver a reliable stream of cash flows by investing in a diversified portfolio of infrastructure debt, commercial real estate debt, private placement bonds and other areas of private credit.
  • Aberdeen Standard Investments is a leading global asset manager dedicated to creating long-term value for our clients, and is a brand of the investment businesses of Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life Investments. With over 1,000 investment professionals, we manage £557.1 billion, (USD 735.5bn)* of assets worldwide. We have clients in 80 countries supported by 50 relationship offices. This ensures we are close to our clients and the markets in which we invest. (*30 June 2018)
  • We are high-conviction, long-term investors who believe teamwork and collaboration are the key to delivering repeatable, superior investment performance.
  • Standard Life Aberdeen plc is headquartered in Scotland. It has around 1.2 million shareholders and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. The Standard Life Aberdeen group was formed by the merger of Standard Life plc and Aberdeen Asset Management PLC on 14 August 2017.
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