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Vauban Infrastructure Partners (“Vauban”), an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, announces today the signing of a sustainability-linked equity bridge facility.

Vauban’s long-term commitment to sustainable industry development has manifested itself through continuous integration of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across all its organization, its processes and portfolio. The signing of this sustainability-linked equity bridge facility further reinforces Vauban’s strong commitment to promotion of SDGs across its underlying investments and it illustrates its approach and the actions it is taking to proactively promote sustainable investments. A fully engaged ESG approach is central to Vauban’s value proposition to its partners.

“In incorporating SDGs criteria in our Equity bridge facility, we are proud to further demonstrate how our commitment to sustainable and long term stewardship is already embedded in our investment approach and we wish to pave the way for such financings in our industry”, commented Gwenola Chambon, Vauban Infrastructure Partners’ CEO.

The ESG-linked amendment of Vauban’s equity bridge facility is linked to direct interest rate pricing incentives that are conditioned by the development of reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure and meeting the following KPIs:
  • Annual ESG performance of each portfolio company and the strategy,
  • The promotion of gender equality on the board of directors,
  • The fight against climate change.
Romain Uthurriague, Investment Director - Partner at Vauban Infrastructure Partners commented: « Thanks to this sustainability bridge facility we will be able to create extra financial value for our clients and our portfolio companies through the achievement of ambitious KPIs ».

The sustainability linked bridge facility is backed by a syndicate of leading financial institutions that includes Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank acting as ESG agent, Banco Santander, BNP Paribas, CACEIS Bank Luxembourg Branch and Société Générale.
Vauban Infrastructure Partners
Affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers
Société en Commandite par Actions – Limited Partnership by shares
Share capital : €10 076 680.20
Regulated by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) under n° GP – 19000044
RCS Paris 833 488 778
115 Rue Montmartre
75002 Paris
www.vauban-ip.com

Natixis Investment Managers
RCS Paris 453 952 681
Share Capital: €178 251 690
43 avenue Pierre Mendès France
75013 Paris
www.im.natixis.com

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