Allianz Capital Partners

Allianz Capital Partners GmbH is an investment arm of the Allianz SE specializing in fund of fund investments in private equity funds, venture capital funds, turnaround/distressed debt funds, and secondary indirect investments. The firm invests in renewables and infrastructure sectors. The firm earlier used to make direct private equity and mezzanine investments. It seeks to invest in established and small and medium sized companies. The firm prefers to invest in the renewable energy non-listed companies specializing in infrastructure and renewable energy with a focus on wind farms and solar parks. For investments in infrastructure, it seeks minority equity and debt financing investments in Europe and makes long term investments and supports companies through joint control equity investments with equity shareholdings ranging from 20 percent to 50 percent. The firm seeks to invest in Europe. The firm prefers to invest in North American PE funds. It prefers to invest between €20 million ($29.39 million) and €350 million ($514.43 million) in its portfolio companies. The firm's equity shareholdings range from 25 percent to 100 percent and prefers to take up a seat on the advisory board of the funds in which it invests. Allianz Capital Partners GmbH was founded in March 1998 and is based in Munich, Germany with additional offices in Singapore, Singapore; New York, New York; and London, United Kingdom.

Maria Lucia Aguilar

VP, Infrastructure

Andrew Cox

MD, Infrastructure

Christian Fingerle

CIO and Head of Infrastructure

Susanne Forsingdal

MD, Private Equity


Jurgen Gerke



Sophie Gilbert

VP, Fund Investments


Andress Goh

Co-head of Private Equity


Daniel Gregor

Director, Asset Management Indirect Strategies

Rainer Husmann



Jaroslava Korpanec

Head of Infrastructure

Michael Lindauer

Co-Head of Private Equity and MD of Private Equity


Yves Meyer-Bülow



Michael Pfenning

MD, Infrastructure

11 past transactions


Private Equity Round in 2019
GasNet is a regulated gas distribution network in the Czech Republic.


Private Equity Round in 2007
Scandlines was founded in 1998 and is one of the largest ferry operators in Europe. On three short distance routes between Denmark, Germany and Sweden with high frequency and large capacity, we provide efficient and reliable transportation services to both passengers and freight customers. The main focus of all Scandlines’ activities is creating value for our customers on board our ferries as well as in our BorderShops. In 2012, we transported 11.7 million passengers, 2.7 million cars and 0.8 million trucks on our routes Puttgarden-Rødby, Rostock-Gedser and Helsingør-Helsingborg.


Private Equity Round in 2017
GNDB operates as a natural gas distribution company. The company manages a c. 53,000km distribution network that delivers natural gas to over 5.3 million connection points in approximately 1,100 municipalities in Spain.


Acquisition in 2002
Bartec develops and manufactures safety technology products for oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and mining companies. It offers analyzers, analyzer systems, and seismic instrumentations, as well as HVAC/cooling, humidity measurement, vibration measurement, and temperature measurement systems; human-machine interface devices, mobile computing systems, barcode scanners.

Cityscoot SAS

Venture Round in 2020
Cityscoot offers full access to electric scooters throughout Paris, Nice, Milan and Rome through an app. The company started operating 150 free floating electric scooters in Paris in June 2016. Since then, it has progressively extended its fleet to 5000 scooters in Paris, Nice, Milan and Rome (summer 2019). The user identifies in the app an available scooter nearby, books it free of charge for 10 minutes, then unlocks it with a four digit code. The service includes a comprehensive insurance coverage to ensure safe rentals. Cityscoot is the only operator that has developed its own software and hardware technology. Fleet management is another point of differentiation : employees are maintening the scooters in good conditions and they're driving electric utility-trucks.


Private Equity Round in 2019
SFR operates as a mobile telecommunications operator in France. The company offers mobile telephony services on post paid basis, and prepaid basis through phone cards; mobile multimedia services, such as music, television, video, and games; and data transmission services for residential, professional, and corporate customers. It also operates in the fixed-line telecommunication sector, including voice, data transmission, and broadband Internet access. The company was founded in 1987 and is based in Paris, France. SFR operates as a subsidiary of Vivendi.

Affinity Water Limited

Acquisition in 2017
Affinity Water Limited operates as a water supply company in the United Kingdom. It owns and manages water assets and network in an area of approximately 4,515 square kilometers. The company serves approximately 3.6 million people; and distributes water through a network of 16,500 kilometers of mains pipes. The company was formerly known as Veolia Water Central Limited and changed its name to Affinity Water Limited in October 2012. Affinity Water Limited was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Hatfield, the United Kingdom.

Calient Technologies

Venture Round in 2011
Calient provides high-density 3D MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) optical circuit switching for software-defined networks and data centers. Its optical circuit switching technology is used by service providers, cloud computing, content delivery, and government networks. This offers businesses with adaptive photonic switching systems that enable dynamic optical layer optimization in software-defined networks and data centers. The company’s 3D-MEMS switches enable dynamic optical-layer sharing, optimization, and automation of high-performance test, compute, and network resources in data centers, optical transport networks, and DevOps test automation facilities. Calient Technologies was established in 1999 and is headquartered in Goleta, California.

Autobahn Tank & Rast Holding

Acquisition in 2015
Autobahn Tank & Rast Holding The Number 1 service provider in the German autobahn network!

Selecta Group AG

Acquisition in 2007
Selecta Group B.V., a self-service retail and coffee services company, provides coffee and convenience food solutions in the workplace and in public spaces in Europe. It operates through South, UK & Ireland; Central; and North segments. The company offers a range of products in its vending machines, including coffee, hot and cold beverages, water, and snacks. It also sells vending machines, and provides rental and technical services. The company serves the workplace, education, healthcare, manufacturing and logistics, public transport, and retail sectors. As of May 14, 2020, it operated approximately 475,000 points of sale in 16 countries across Europe. The company served approximately 10 million consumers a day on average. Selecta Group B.V. is headquartered in Steinhausen, Switzerland.

Hansen Transmissions

Acquisition in 2004
Hansen Transmissions, a Belgian company that makes gearboxes for wind turbines and other industrial applications.