DWS is one of the world's leading private infrastructure investment managers across equity and debt solutions in both North America and Europe. With seasoned investment teams and having one of the longest track records in the industry, we have established extensive industry networks that have enhanced our deal origination and ongoing asset management capabilities.

DWS's globally coordinated infrastructure platform is supported by an integrated thought leadership research capability to help develop investment decisions. Our unique solutions also incorporate ESG factors into the investment process from due diligence through divestment.

The DWS infrastructure team brings notable experience across sectors and the capital stack, with a legacy of investing in infrastructure that goes back to 1994.

DWS has been involved in landmark transactions around the globe including infrastructure privatization and major investments in motorway, locomotive leasing and airports in Continental Europe, most notably Australia, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom.

Our detailed approach is rooted in deep proprietary research, detailed financial analysis and commercial structuring experience. With an independent fiduciary focus, we are committed to providing disciplined execution, exemplary due diligence and transparency at every step of the process.

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Infrastructure has inherent characteristics that differ substantially from traditional stock or bond investments. By providing essential services with generally fixed, contracted, or regulated revenue models and highly inelastic demand profiles, infrastructure can potentially provide relatively stable and predictable cash flows. Historically, large upfront capital investment is offset by low operating costs and high operating margins. What’s more – infrastructure investment can potentially provide a measure of inflation protection from inflation-adjusted revenues and margin stabilization mechanisms.

As a result, this asset class lends itself to serving as a complementary component of a well-diversified portfolio.

Past performance is not indicative of future returns. There is no assurrance that investment objectives can be achieved.

Equity

With more than 100 investments to date, our equity infrastructure team is accomplished in origination, execution, management and realization of infrastructure equity investments. We invest in large scale infrastructure assets through commingled unlisted funds and customized segregated accounts, seeking attractive risk-adjusted returns in the form of cash yield and long-term capital growth.

Debt

As pioneers in infrastructure debt finance, our debt investment team holds a distinguished track record in origination, structuring, execution, and funds management. Long-standing relationships with equity sponsors, banks, and advisors active in Europe and overseas.

Since this platform launched in 2014, we have raised $1.7/€1.5 billion of capital and invested over circa $1.3/€1.1 billion into private infrastructure debt transactions through commingled and separate account strategies. These include private investment grade debt to economic and social infrastructure businesses across the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom and private high yield debt to operating economic infrastructure businesses in the United States through rated infrastructure notes.

Our dedicated product development team will work closely with you to develop the appropriate investment structure.

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Get in touch

Your Infrastructure specialists

For general contact information, please visit our Contact us page under Profile

nicole.thie@dws.com
Nicole Thie
Investment Specialist, North America
michael.straka@dws.com
Michael Straka
Investment Specialist, Europe