Vinci Partners, the controlling company of a leading alternative investment platform in Brazil, announced the closing of R$256 million (around US$44.2 million) in commitments for "Vinci Infraestrutura Água e Saneamento Fundo de Participações em Infraestrutura", or "VIAS", a fund managed by the Vinci Partners Infrastructure segment.
This capital raise marks the beginning of a new strategy in Vinci Partners' Infrastructure segment, focused on investing private capital into the privatization of state-owned companies that provide water and sewage services for the Brazilian population, for which we expect to raise up to R$1.0 billion.
José Guilherme Souza, partner and Head of Infrastructure for Vinci Partners, said, "We are very pleased with our first capital raise for VIAS, as it sets the start for a new investment strategy within the Infrastructure segment. We are seeing a robust pipeline of opportunities, aligned with the sector's new regulatory framework, which set universal goals of coverage and quality for water and sewage services rendered in Brazil. The Brazilian landscape is currently dominated by state-owned companies, with a relevant privatization and public services concessions agenda from the government, and very few private players with proven track record in the field that are able to invest in all these opportunities."