11.01.2016

CACEIS provides support to QUAERO Capital (France) for the launch of its QUAERO European Infrastructure Fund

After a consultation period, QUAERO Capital (France) selected CACEIS to provide middle-office, depositary and accounting services for its first French professional private equity fund (Fonds Professionnel de Capital Investissement – FPCI). QUAERO European Infrastructure Fund is a private equity fund dedicated to the financing of infrastructure projects. Ultimately it aims to raise € 200 million.

 

Around 200 people work in the CACEIS group’s Private Equity, Real Estate & Securitisation (PERES) business line. CACEIS provides its clients with a structure that is fully focused on their needs, in terms of both fund assets and liability management. Its offering is tailored to each client’s requirements and is divided into modules ranging from simple banking services to full outsourcing of the back and middle offices, as well as including bridge financing solutions.

According to Thierry Callault, Head of Business Development at QUAERO Capital (France): “Choosing a depositary is a critical decision requiring a long-term perspective. As France's leading depositary bank, CACEIS has the financial heft, services offering and expertise we need to support us in our projects in France and in Europe”.

Sébastien Bourget, Managing Director and Head of Investments at QUAERO European Infrastructure Fund, said: “CACEIS provides us with a full range of services for managing our fund's assets and liabilities. It is important for us to be able to rely on the renowned experience and outstanding expertise of a first-rate establishment in support of funds investing in unlisted assets. The solution offered by CACEIS perfectly matches our requirements.”

Joseph Saliba, Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of business development at CACEIS, added: “Our specialised teams manage over € 120 billion of unlisted assets on behalf of clients in France, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, the United Kingdom and North America. The PERES business line has experienced strong growth this year and we are pleased to be assisting QUAERO Capital (France) in the launch of its first FPCI.”

CACEIS is the asset servicing banking group dedicated to institutional and corporate clients. Through offices across Europe, North America and Asia, CACEIS offers a broad range of services covering execution, clearing, depositary and custody, fund administration, middle office outsourcing, forex, securities lending, fund distribution support and issuer services. With assets under custody of €2.4 trillion and assets under administration of €1.4 trillion, CACEIS is one of the world market leaders in asset servicing, the second depositary bank and the leading fund administrator for European funds (figures as of 31 December 2014).  www.caceis.com

QUAERO Capital SA is an independent investment management company created in Geneva in 2005 under the name Argos Investment Managers SA. QUAERO Capital SA employs specialised fund managers offering conviction-based investment strategies, available through 12 funds spread over two Luxembourg SICAVs. It is regulated by FINMA, the Swiss financial market supervisory authority. The company has 29 staff, including 17 experienced fund managers, in 4 offices in Europe (Geneva, Zurich, Paris and London). Its French subsidiary, QUAERO Capital (France) sas is an asset management company regulated by the AMF under no. GP-14000016. QUAERO Capital (France) sas is the management company of QUAERO EUROPEAN INFRASTRUCTURE FUND, a professional private equity fund governed by articles L. 214-159 et seq. of the French Monetary and Financial Code.