InfraVia takes majority stake in Dutch Battery Energy Storage System specialist GIGA Storage

Independent European private equity firm InfraVia Capital Partners (InfraVia) has acquired a majority shareholding in GIGA Storage, a Dutch player in Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) development, construction, and operations in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Through this partnership, the companies aim to leverage GIGA Storage’s proven capabilities in utility-scale storage projects to create a leading energy storage platform in Northern Europe, building on the company’s pioneering position in the Netherlands and Belgium.

GIGA Storage is one of the few independent storage platforms that integrates the full value chain, from development and construction of BESS, to operations of the battery capacity via the own developed route to market, providing services to utilities and the network operators, with a focus on sustainability and innovation. GIGA Storage manages operational assets in the Netherlands and developed a near term pipeline of 2GW across Benelux.

The transaction marks a key milestone for the company and will accelerate GIGA Storage’s growth of the development and operation of large-scale BESS sites that will underpin the energy transition initially in both countries. GIGA Storage’s projects will align growing, intermittent renewables generation with increasing, inelastic electricity demand, which is critical to simultaneously decarbonise the power mix and maintain a stable, reliable electricity grid.

The founder-led management team will retain a significant stake in the company and will continue to lead GIGA Storage during this new accelerated phase of growth.

“We are thrilled to welcome GIGA Storage into the InfraVia family. This partnership underscores our conviction that BESS is an enabler to the decarbonisation of the European power market. We are excited to partner with the founders and management team of GIGA Storage, a team with a proven track record and great execution skills, to help them roll out an ambitious growth plan.”

Athanasios Zoulovits, Partner at InfraVia

“Our ambition is to have a multiple of GWs of installed energy storage power in Europe in the years to come,” Ruud said. “By combining our expertise with InfraVia’s extensive resources and industry knowledge, we are poised to make significant strides towards reaching this ambition and driving positive environmental impact.”

Ruud Nijs, CEO of GIGA Storage

The terms and conditions of the transaction are not disclosed and closing is envisaged to occur in the coming months.

GIGA Storage was advised by Rabobank M&A (financial advisor) and Clifford Chance (legal advisor). InfraVia was advised by ABN Amro M&A (financial advisor and debt advisor ) and A&O Shearman (legal advisor). Further Rabo Investments, the initial formal investor in GIGA Storage, will be exiting. Source: GIGA Storage / InfraVia

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