The initial financing of Linia Nou Tram Quatre S.A. (“L9T4”) comprised the construction and maintenance of 13 stations on the metro system in the Catalan capital. It was completed in 2014 and has since had a stable history of operations. Once Tranche 3 is complete, Line 9 will be the longest fully automated metro line in Europe. The concession is in place until 2040 and for this refinancing, L9T4 has taken out loans totalling over EUR 720 million.
The Talanx Group investors have participated with a EUR 125 million ticket in the refinancing as the largest commercial lender in a group of 15 banks and institutional investors. In addition, the European Investment Bank, as a non-commercial investor, has novated its existing exposure to L9T4 as part of the transaction. The EIB has provided substantial support, including via L9T4, for the construction and operation of the metro line, which is classified as a "green project" for its technology.
The 18-year fixed rate debt in which Talanx has participated is particularly attractive for the Group insurance and pension monies because it purports to promise stable returns through readily predictable cash flows.
L9T4 is owned by funds managed by Brookfield, Queenspoint, Iridium, Dalmore Capital and Equitix.
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