Ancala Partners, which manages mid-market infrastructure investments for institutional investors, has invested £20 million in a UK solar portfolio on behalf of investors including Lothian Pension Fund, Lothian Buses Pension Fund and Falkirk Council Pension Fund. The acquisition was made by the Ancala Renewables vehicle and is Ancala’s second renewable energy deal, after the purchase last year of hydro developer Green Highland Renewables.
Separately, Edinburgh City Council has made two commitments, of £8 million and £5 million respectively, in two other infrastructure funds, on behalf of Lothian Pension Fund and Lothian Buses Pension Fund. It is part of a strategy to make opportunistic investments in infrastructure funds. The two infrastructure funds are the €2 billion Arcus European Infrastructure Fund, which was launched in 2007, and the £910 million Infracapital Partner I, which launched in 2005. The acquisitions were made at the end of 2015.