Autopista Central

Autopista Central

Managing Unique Assets Through Their Investment Life Cycle

Our clients’ long-term investment horizon provides our teams of professionals the flexibility to manage assets through the full investment life-cycle to maximize value, unconstrained by the need to take short term profits.

Announced in late 2010, with closing in early 2011, Autopista Central marked the first significant, direct, AIMCo-only led private investment in the organization’s history. For AIMCo’s clients, this transaction helped showcase the organization’s in-house ability to compete for direct deals within the highly sought after global infrastructure market. AIMCo further demonstrated professional competence by actively managing the asset for five years, resulting in significant value add through an attractive monetization.

This investment greatly impacted and ultimately transformed AIMCo for the better given the complexities and logistical challenges of executing on a large direct deal in Chile. The Infrastructure Team worked in close collaboration with existing groups across the organization including Tax, Legal Services, Investment Operations, and Finance, to successfully close the deal. After consummating the transaction, the team quickly established the work flows and processes to effectively manage and provide governance to our 50 percent stake in Autopista Central, ensuring its Management remained in alignment with the expectation of investors, including our clients. The sale of Autopista Central similarly marked a key milestone in AIMCo’s maturity as an organization as well as our ability to move quickly to utilize cross-sectional expertise throughout the organization, to deliver results for our clients.

The efficiencies and nimbleness that developed as a result of this transaction have served AIMCo well. These capabilities have greatly extended our investment reach and helped secure other major infrastructure assets in the years since. As a result of acquiring these investments, AIMCo has demonstrated that it is an institution with the capacity to execute and finance transactions on a timely basis.

Deal Team

Robert Mah

Robert Mah

Executive Vice President, Private Investments

Ben Hawkins

Ben Hawkins

Senior Vice President, Infrastructure and Timber

Chris Powell

Chris Powell

Director, Infrastructure Asset Management

Chad Lucas

Chad Lucas

Analyst, Private Investments

Kim Thompson-Springer

Kim Thompson-Springer

Senior Manager, Private Investment Assets

Cecilia Zeng

Cecilia Zeng

Associate Manager, Private Investment Assets

Rod Girard

Rod Girard

Chief Legal Officer

Jeff Wispinski

Jeff Wispinski

Senior Legal Counsel

Christina Luison

Christina Luison

Legal Counsel

Investment Outlook

Finding Opportunity in Uncertainty


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