“In today’s world, having sufficient knowledge and access to projects is vital to investors. EPICo brings us – as Flemish investment agency PMV and an independent Dutch consultancy and investment company Rebel – together in a jointly fund with which we are equipped to do both. Moreover, the fund represents a brand new and valuable co-operation between Belgium and the Netherlands.”
How did the idea originate to establish a jointly fund?
What type of projects you want to develop within EPICo?
“EPICo focusses on public-private partnership projects (PPPs) such as road building, gymnasiums, public infrastructure and renewable energy. These are mostly long-term projects with a duration of about 30 years. After all, the investors committed to the fund prefer stable and long-term returns over maximum returns. We are currently researching several investment projects, including the construction of the A16 near Rotterdam and an investment in the Blankenburg Tunnel, also in Rotterdam.”
What is your main goal with the fund?
“With the projects we choose, we want to achieve social impact. In other words, the projects must have added value for the European economy and society. We therefore expect that most of the future tasks will consist of medium to small infrastructure projects that dare to innovate. Access to the expertise of PMV and Rebel – along with an entrepreneurial approach – cause that we can be perfectly effective in these smaller projects too. By teaming up we are able to accelerate the development of innovative infrastructure in the Benelux and abroad.”
Is there anything you’d like to say to the parties that may be interested in EPICo?
“To all investors and project developers who want to be part of the development of sustainable infrastructure in Belgium, the Netherlands and other European countries: please take a look on our website and contact us for more information and questions.”