Meridiam was founded in 2006 in response to two needs:
Public authorities’ requirements for private financing of infrastructure projects.
Demand from investors for long-term investment products with stable flows of income.
Thierry Déau founded Meridiam at the end of 2005 with the conviction that an industrial, and not simply a financial approach, was required to meet these challenges, and that the investment models that had emerged in the infrastructure sector since the late 1990s were inadequate.
Meridiam was established as an alternative investment model, combining a firm, independent commitment to long-term private investment with a strong awareness of public sector concerns. As a European pioneer in the private management of public infrastructure, Meridiam has become a leading player in its sector only three years after its inception.
Meridiam’s successor funds
Meridiam’s first fund reached final close in April 2008. Crédit Agricole and Aecom Global Technology, the initial sponsors of Meridiam’s first fund, who were subsequently joined by other pension funds, insurance companies and government-backed investors, are once again supporting Meridiam for the launch of its successor funds.
A2 Phase 1 (Autostrada Wielkopolska SA) in Poland