Aves One AG: Majority buyout by the consortium of Swiss Life Asset Managers and Vauban Infrastructure Partners finalized

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Aves One AG: Majority buyout by the consortium of Swiss Life Asset Managers and Vauban Infrastructure Partners finalized

25.11.2021 / 20:05
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Majority buyout by the consortium of Swiss Life Asset Managers and Vauban Infrastructure Partners finalized

Hamburg, November 25, 2021 – Aves One AG, owner of sustainable rail assets, has been informed by Rhine Rail Investment AG, a company controlled by Swiss Life Asset Managers and Vauban Infrastructure Partners, that on November 24, 2021, the majority takeover took place at the following a voluntary takeover bid. At the end of the normal acceptance period on November 9, 2021, at midnight (local time in Frankfurt am Main), the acceptance rate was 88.33%. Thus, the acceptance rate was above the minimum acceptance threshold of 85% and all the conditions of the takeover bid were met.

“We consider that the new main shareholders, Swiss Life and Vauban, are the optimal partners to continue our growth trajectory and lead Aves One into the next phase of development. As contractually agreed, they intend to contribute additional capital of at least 100 million euros. . I am therefore delighted that the offer has already met such broad approval among our shareholders, ”said Tobias Aulich, Member of the Management Board of Aves One AG.

Aves One shareholders may accept Rhine Rail Investment AG’s offer until November 29, 9:00 p.m. (local time in Frankfurt am Main), the end of the extended statutory period. A written declaration to the respective custodian bank is required for the acceptance of the offer. Detailed information about the offer can be found in the Offer Document published by the Offeror, which is available at http://www.rocket-offer.com.

About Aves One AG
Aves One AG is a sustainable railway asset owner with a modern and profitable freight wagon portfolio. Aves One is an established player in the European rail freight market. Its strategy is geared towards the continuous optimization and expansion of its rail portfolio. With its head office in Hamburg, Aves One AG is listed on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN: DE000A168114; WKN: A16811). Further information can be found at www.avesone.com

About Swiss Life Asset Managers
Swiss Life Asset Managers is a 100% subsidiary of the Swiss Life Group, a life insurance company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. Swiss Life Asset Managers has over 160 years of experience in asset management and is one of the largest real asset managers in Europe. As of December 31, 2020, Swiss Life Asset Managers managed a total of CHF 270 billion in assets for the Swiss Life group and its clients, of which CHF 7.3 billion are managed by the Infrastructure Equity segment. Swiss Life Asset Managers has a dedicated infrastructure equity team of over 40 investment professionals, focusing on investments in global infrastructure assets, including renewable energy, and a proven track record in creating value for its customers.

About Vauban Infrastructure Partners
Vauban Infrastructure Partners is a leading infrastructure asset manager focused on European investments in basic infrastructure. Vauban Infrastructure Partners is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Natixis Investment Managers, dedicated to equity investments in infrastructure and based in Paris with a subsidiary in Luxembourg, employing 46 professionals. Vauban Infrastructure Partners primarily targets mid-range European industrial assets pursuing a long-term strategy focused on returns corresponding to the underlying nature of the assets with a strong emphasis on sustainable value creation. Vauban Infrastructure Partners has raised around 6 billion euros through 5 basic infrastructure funds and has invested in more than 50 assets in mobility, utilities, social and digital infrastructure in different geographies. Further information can be found at: www.vauban-ip.com

Contact
Aves One AG
Tobias Aulich, Board of Directors
Phone. : +49 (40) 238 304 600
Email: [email protected]

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