Real Assets is EQT’s second largest segment.
Real Assets has EUR 42.6 billion in assets under management as of 30 September 2022.
The Real Assets’ business segment comprises three business lines: EQT Value-Add Infrastructure, EQT Active Core Infrastructure and EQT Exeter. The Real Asset segment has grown rapidly and achieved strong returns since the first fund within the EQT Infrastructure business line was launched in 2008.
The EQT Value-Add Infrastructure Advisory Team seeks to identify control or co-control equity investments in infrastructure companies that provide an essential service to society, have long-term stable or growing underlying demand, predictable cash flows and an asset based, contracted and well protected business model.
EQT Value-Add Infrastructure supports its portfolio companies by applying its best-practices based value creation playbook across all stages of the investment process, from acquisition through ownership to exit. The EQT value creation toolbox, along with full potential plans, management and organizational health assessments, digital transformation, impact focused sustainability initiatives, and periodic performance reviews are applied to help each company reach its full potential.
EQT Active Core Infrastructure builds on 15 years of continuous refinement of an active ownership playbook and future-proofing of strong infrastructure companies. Primarily focused on Europe and North America, EQT Active Core Infrastructure targets companies that provide essential services to society and offer a distinct and attractive risk-return proposition based on stable cash yield generation, inflation protection, low volatility, and pursuit of longer-term value creation opportunities.
EQT Active Core Infrastructure's longer-hold ownership horizon of 15 to 25 years and focus on core infrastructure companies at the lower end of the risk-return spectrum aim to unlock investment opportunities that historically have fallen outside of the investment scope of EQT’s existing infrastructure strategy.
Deeply embedded in EQT’s Real Assets platform, EQT Active Core Infrastructure applies EQT’s active ownership approach and value creation playbook, leveraging on the infrastructure platform sector teams’ sourcing capabilities,industry insights, and local market access.
EQT Exeter, created through the combination of Exeter Property Group and EQT in 2021, is a global leader in real estate investment management, delivering some of the industry’s leading and most consistent value-add, core-plus, and core returns, as proven against prominent global benchmarks, for our investor clients. With over $30 billion of gross asset real estate value, we invest capital on behalf of sophisticated institutional clients around the world, including public, union, and corporate pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, foundations, university endowments, insurers, and family investment offices, and funds of funds.
With a legacy stretching back over five decades, we acquire, develop, and manage logistics, office, life science, and residential real estate properties that meet the changing needs of tenants based on logistical, commercial, and demographic trends. EQT Exeter has 350 million square feet across 1,800 buildings under management, and we are one of the largest real estate developers in the world, totaling 80 million square feet.