Luxembourg, 04/12/2018 – Marguerite is pleased to announce the final close of Marguerite
II with total commitments reaching EUR745m, including a commitment from Pantheon.
Marguerite II reached first close in November 2017 with EUR705m commitments. The European Investment Bank provided EUR 200m, of which EUR 100m are guaranteed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), alongside EUR 100m each from five National Promotional Banks: Polish Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK), the French Caisse des Dépôts Group (CDC), the Italian Cassa depositi e prestiti (CDP), the German Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) and the Spanish Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO).
Like its predecessor, Marguerite II is as a pan-European equity fund which aims to act as a catalyst for new (“greenfield”) and expansion to existing (“brownfield”) infrastructure investments in renewables, energy, transport and digital infrastructure. These investments serve to implement key EU policies in the areas of climate change, energy security, digital agenda and trans-European networks.
With the additional EUR 40m commitments, including a commitment from Pantheon, Marguerite II will have a capacity to invest EUR745m in infrastructure-intensive projects across the EU and pre- accession countries. Marguerite II has a 10-year fund life (with 2 possible 1-year extensions) and is intended to be fully invested in 5 years.