AMP Capital’s Emma Haight-Cheng steers the firm into one of the UK’s largest port operators. Investing out of its fourth infrastructure debt fund, AMP originated and closed an investment in a junior HoldCo facility secured against Peel Group’s 37.6 percent stake in Peel Ports. The amount invested was not disclosed, but AMP described it as “significant.”
In 2019, Peel Ports handled just under 70 million tons of cargo. With a 14 percent market share of the UK’s total port traffic, Peel was the second largest port group in the nation. Its UK locations include Liverpool, Manchester, London Medway, Glasgow, Dublin and Great Yarmouth. In a statement, Emma said Peel Ports “is an exceptional asset for our investors, representing a very well-managed, robust business with highly diversified business segments.”
Emma is head of infrastructure debt, Europe for AMP Capital. She joined AMP in 2014 from NIBC Bank NV’s Infrastructure and Renewables senior debt team.