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History

2005

Meridiam was established in Europe by Thierry Déau, formerly Chief Executive of Egis Projects (a subsidiary of France’s Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, specialized in developing, financing and managing infrastructure projects), with operational and financial support from AECOM Technology Corp. and the Crédit Agricole Group
2006

Meridiam secures its two first projects: The Limerick Tunnel in Ireland, which began operating in July 2010; and the A5 highway in Austria, which opened to traffic in January 2010
2007

Involvement of Meridiam in its first social infrastructure project in the UK
2008

Final closing of the first Fund
2009

Meridiam closes the Port of Miami Tunnel project. Financial close of R1 Motorway project in Slovakia
2010

Opening of an office in New York. Meridiam becomes a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI). Launch of two further funds in Europe and North America
2011

Closing of the South Europe Atlantic High-Speed rail line in France
2012

Closing of Meridiam Europe II Fund and Meridiam North America II Fund
2013

Opening of an office in Istanbul. Signing of the L2 Marseille bypass contract An enhanced long-term (25 years +) bond issue totaling 2 billion euros, including three bonds in Europe (L2, R1, University of Hertfordshire). Meridiam endowment for academic research to EDHEC-Risk Institute. Meridiam refinances the Long Beach courthouse in California and the R1 Motorway in Slovakia through bond issue
2014

Launch of Meridiam’s African Fund. Port of Miami Tunnel opens to public. Creation of the Long-Term Infrastructure Investors Association
2015

100% of Meridiam SAS owned by the management team. Financial Close of the Port of Calais Project in France
2016

Investment-grade green and social bond enhanced by EBRD and MIGA for Elazig project in Turkey. Launch and closing of Meridiam Transition Fund. Closing of Meridiam Europe III Fund. Financial close of two projects in the US: LaGuardia and Purple Line. Financial close of Senergy in Senegal
2017

Offices opened in Ethiopia (Adis Abeba) and Austria (Vienna). Meridiam Transition acquires two biogas assets in Germany. Closing of Meridiam North America Fund III. Financial close of I-66 in Virginia. Financing of a Chair at the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech. Opening of Adana’s hospital, Meridiam’s first investment in Turkey: 1550 beds, 540,000 sqm

Meridiam key figures

7
7 Funds
200
200 employees
including 100 working in project companies
8
8 offices
Paris, New York, Istanbul, Toronto, Dakar, Luxembourg, Addis Ababa, Vienna
25
25 nationalities
6.2
6.2 billion euros
of assets under management
50
50 billion euros
of construction capital deployed
60
60 projects
under development, under construction, or in operation around the world

Integrated ESG management process

Meridiam has developed a systematic approach to ESG that is embedded at every stage of our decision-making process, and have mainstreamed this throughout our investment and asset management procedures.

Each internal project milestone will include a specific focus on ESG. In terms of standards, Meridiam’s ESG principles include not only global standards such as the UN Principles for Responsible Investing, the Equator Principles, Global Compact, ILO Conventions, OECD Recommendations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but also take into account ESG criteria of leading Development Finance Institutions such as the International Finance Corporation, the European Investment Bank, and the Bank for Reconstruction and Development, as well as those of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, the savings bank of the French government.