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Singer Capital Markets acted as Sponsor, Financial Adviser and Sole Bookrunner to Downing Renewables & Infrastructure Trust (‘DORE’) on their IPO to the London Stock Exchange’s Premium Segment of the Main Market, raising £122.5 million on admission.

About Downing Renewables & Infrastructure Trust

DORE is a newly incorporated investment trust which will invest exclusively in a portfolio of diversified Renewable and Infrastructure assets located in the UK, Ireland and Northern Europe. DORE’s strategy, which focuses on diversification, is designed to increase the stability of revenues and reduce seasonal variability and enhance returns by making some investments into assets that are in construction or are construction-ready.

Downing LLP is a London-based investment management firm. It has over 35,000 investors and has raised over £1.7 billion into businesses across a range of sectors, from renewable energy, care homes, health clubs, and children’s nurseries, to technology and sports nutrition. Downing has a demonstrable track record in renewables, having made 116 investments into solar parks, wind farms and hydroelectric plants since 2010.

Key facts

£30 million

of cornerstone demand confirmed before the release of the ITF

£23 million

of retail demand

+ 3,300

Individuals who invested in DORE through intermediary platforms

A Virtual & Efficient Process – The Key Steps

Singer Capital Markets is appointed following a virtual pitch in June 2020.

Pilot-fishing executed virtually across 10 institutions before the end of August 2020.

Co-ordinated a four week roadshow in November 2020, resulting in broad support from Institutions, Wealth Managers and Retail Investors.

The entire process was managed by Singer Capital Markets, ensuring seamless communication despite the remote nature.

"The transaction that sums up 2020. Not only does it capture this year's surge in investor enthusiasm for all things environmental, it may also be the first entirely virtual IPO in the square mile."

Financial Times

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