DIF acquires US energy services company Bernhard | New


Infrastructure fund manager DIF Capital Partners purchases largest privately held energy solutions as a service company in the United States.

The manager said his DIF Infrastructure VI fund had agreed to buy Bernhard, a holding company of Bernhard Capital Partners.

Financial details were not disclosed.

Bernhard has been providing solutions to the energy and infrastructure needs of its customers for over 100 years and in 2014 shifted towards an energy provider as a service.

With the acquisition of Bernhard by DIF, the company will continue to accelerate its core energy as a service business to healthcare and higher education institutions while expanding these services to other markets and geographies.

Gijs Voskuyl, Partner and Head of Investments for DIF Infrastructure VI, said: “Bernhard delivers distributed energy through its unique Energy-as-a-Service model which enables customers to access fully integrated energy solutions and efficient, significantly reducing the carbon footprint of their buildings and utility systems.

“Bernhard’s approach fits perfectly with DIF’s public-private partnership expertise and ambition to invest in clean energy infrastructure solutions around the world.

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