RNS Number : 5101N
GCP Infrastructure Investments Ltd
08 May 2024

GCP Infrastructure Investments Limited

("GCP Infra" or the "Company")

LEI 213800W64MNATSIV5Z47


Quarterly investor update


8 May 2024


GCP Infra is pleased to announce the publication of its investor report, which is available at www.gcpinfra.com.


At 31 March 2024:


·    The net asset value was, as previously announced, 107.62 pence per ordinary share;

·   The Company was exposed to a diversified and partially inflation protected portfolio of 51 investments with an unaudited valuation of £1.0 billion; and

·    The portfolio had a weight-adjusted average annualised yield of 7.8%, principal outstanding of £1.0 billion and an average life of ten years.


On 26 April 2024, the Company disposed of its interest in loan notes secured against Blackcraig Wind Farm. The disposal occurred at a 6.4% premium to valuation at 31 March 2024, and generated net cash proceeds of c.£31 million. The net cash proceeds will be used to repay the Company's revolving credit facility. Following such repayment, the Company's net debt position is expected to be c.£45 million. Further, the disposal has reduced the Company's exposure to merchant electricity prices and equity-like interests.


Capital allocation

The Board of Directors of the Company adopted a capital allocation policy as part of the Company's 2023 Annual Report and Accounts, reconfirming its intentions to prioritise a material reduction in leverage, as well as reducing equity-like exposures and exposures in certain sectors, and facilitating the return of capital to shareholders. The Board set a conditional target of releasing £150 million (c. 15% of the portfolio) from disposals or refinancings, to materially reduce leverage and return at least £50 million to shareholders before the end of the calendar year 2024.


The disposal detailed above represents a positive first step in facilitating the Company's execution on its capital allocation policy, materially reducing leverage while decreasing equity-like exposure across the portfolio. The Board and the Investment Adviser continue to focus on additional opportunities for refinancings or disposals within the portfolio, in order to achieve the targets set out in the capital allocation policy.


For further information, please contact:


Gravis Capital Management Limited

Philip Kent

Ed Simpson

Max Gilbert

+44 (0)20 3405 8500


RBC Capital Markets

Matthew Coakes

Elizabeth Evans

+44 (0)20 7653 4000


Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited 

Edward Gibson-Watt

Jonathan Wilkes-Green

+44 (0)20 7710 7600



Helen Tarbet

Sarah Gibbons-Cook

Henry Wilson

+44 (0)20 7466 5000


Notes to the Editor


About GCP Infra

GCP Infra is a closed-ended investment company and FTSE-250 constituent, its shares are traded on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. The Company's objective is to provide shareholders with regular, sustained, long-term distributions and to preserve capital over the long term by generating exposure to UK infrastructure debt and related and/or similar assets.


The Company primarily targets investments in infrastructure projects with long term, public sector-backed, availability-based revenues. Where possible, investments are structured to benefit from partial inflation protection. GCP Infra is advised by Gravis Capital Management Limited.


GCP Infra has been awarded with the London Stock Exchange's Green Economy Mark in recognition of its contribution to positive environmental outcomes.


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