Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), a leading independent global infrastructure investor, has announced that it has acquired a 20% interest in Gas Natural SDG, S.A. (Gas Natural) from Criteria Caixa bank and oil and gas company Repsol. Frontier (Europe) advised GIP on the value of Gas Natural’s network assets during the acquisition process.
Gas Natural is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in the world, with operations in more than 30 countries and over 23 million customers. It operates across the gas value chain from procurement to liquefaction, storage, regasification, transportation, distribution and marketing. In Spain the company owns the largest gas distribution network and has a leading market share in the retailing of gas. It also owns and operates gas distribution networks in Latin America, and has leading market shares in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico. Gas Natural is also the third largest electricity distribution company in the Spanish market and has leading electricity distribution market shares in Chile and Panama. Gas Natural owns approximately 15GW of electricity generation assets.
Frontier (Europe) regularly advises investors, regulators, networks operators, generators and suppliers on investment issues and valuation of assets.
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