Instrata Capital has established a reputation as a specialist infrastructure investment manager within the MENA region, having launched the first GCC-focused infrastructure fund, the Bunyah GCC Infrastructure Fund.
Infrastructure represents the building blocks of any modern economy. It provides the necessities of everyday life, such as water, electricity, transportation as well as healthcare and education. Infrastructure is fundamental to the growth and development of economies and societies, particularly in the rapidly developing economies of the MENA region, which require significant levels of investment into infrastructure to support the growth of their economies and the needs of their burgeoning populations. Well planned infrastructure, supported with appropriate levels of investment, supports economic diversification, industrial activity, enhances international trade and contributes to an improved quality of life.
Instrata Captial seeks to capitalize upon its extensive regional infrastructure experience and relationships to source equity and equity related investments in infrastructure assets in the region across four key sectors of infrastructure :
In selecting potential infrastructure investments, Instrata Capital focuses on investments in essential infrastructure assets that are beneficial to the economic and social development of the respective countries. These investments typically display some or all of the following general characteristics:
- Provide an essential public or commercial utility service, or a basic service or product to an industry;
- Generate predictable, long-term cash-flows;
- Exhibit limited demand or usage risk;
- Benefit from a government derived or supported revenue stream; and
- Have a low level of competition and / or high barriers of entry.
Infrastructure assets have a reasonably predictable life cycle consisting of :
a) Planning and development
c) Commissioning and initial operation (i.e. ramp-up)
d) Long period of mature operation including maintenance.
Instrata Capital considers potential infrastructure investments at different stages of the infrastructure life cycle i.e. both greenfield and brownfield assets that meet its investment criteria.