Who We Are

Axes typically engages with top-tier Canadian Pension Plans and supports them as specialized buy-side advisory in mandates

With longstanding and successful relationships with institutional investors, Axes prides itself on its ability to structure targeted off-market, non-public transactions with high probabilities of success

Since 2013, Axes participated in transactions which aggregated in excess of €1.5B of value.

Strategy

Axes M&A’s aim is to continuously look at an investment proposal through the eyes of the targeted investors based on Axes’ sectorial expertise, geographical reach and entrepreneurial spirit. This allows Axes to structure and formulate tailor-made investment proposals that are closely aligned with client needs and priorities.

Portfolio

Track record

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Sectors of Expertise

Infrastructure and Energy Infrastructure and Energy Focus on targeting off-market infrastructure deals in the following areas: energy distribution, gas distribution storage and transportation, energy transmission, transportation, water utilities, railways and renewable energy projects (Wind and Hydro).
Real Estate Real Estate Focus on large commercial (retail, office, logistics) real estate projects displaying strong fundamentals. Our access to some of the largest real estate institutional investors allows us to help structure financing solutions or disposal solutions of large individual projects and portfolios.

Case study

Axes Capital advised one of Canada's largest pension plan in their acquisition of a 45% stake in Polat Enerji, the leading wind energy developer in Turkey.

Polat Enerji has become, over the course of the past 10 years, the Turkish Leader in Wind Power Production. Having benefited from the development expertise of EDF Energies Nouvelles combined with the local leadership of Adnan Polat (Chairman of Polat Enerji), Polat Enerji has successfully developed 8 projects across the country with a total combined capacity of ~600 Mega Watts. Axes’ client purchased 45% of the shares with 45% of the share belonging to EDF EN and 10% belonging to Adnan Polat. As part of the transaction, local management will remain in place.

Detailed terms of the transaction are not disclosed but the company (including debt) is valued in the €1bn range. The acquisition marks a significant milestone for Canadian Institutional Investors making Axes’ client the first Canadian Institution to invest directly in Turkey.

Axes Capital acted as lead M&A advisor to the Buyer on the acquisition of Polat Enerji.

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