Generate commits NZD55 million to private equity

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Generate commits NZD55 million to private equity


The Generate KiwiSaver Scheme has committed to a USD25 million investment with CIM Group, a Los Angeles-based real estate and infrastructure owner, operator, lender and developer, to invest in mid-market North American infrastructure, in sectors including renewable energy, data centres, waste to renewable energy and social infrastructure, alongside a USD7.5 million investment into Novva Data Centers - a U.S.-based data centre company with ambitious growth plans.


Generate Chief Investment Officer, Sam Goldwater, said “One of the key attractions of CIM Group is that the firm focuses on sectors that have clear structural tailwinds. For example, investments in solar and waste to renewable natural gas businesses have the potential to materially benefit from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) in the US as it provides meaningful tax incentives for renewable energy projects; and investments in data centres are looking to benefit from the digitilisation trend and the huge investment into A.I. occurring in the U.S.”


Generate’s members have had a great experience from investments into renewable energy and data centres to date, enjoying strong returns from the likes of Tilt Renewables and seeing meaningful uplifts in the valuations of Infratil’s investments in (renewable energy company) Long Road Energy and Canberra Data Centres. These investments have contributed to Generate’s market leading returns over the last 10 years*. We believe Generate’s investments with CIM will positively contribute to our members’ returns over the next 10 years.’


This is Generate’s third significant investment into alternative assets in the last 12 months. Late last year the KiwiSaver and wealth provider committed to invest $20 million in the New Zealand based Movac Growth 6 Fund; a later-stage VC fund invested in Kiwi tech companies; and earlier this year Generate committed $20 million into Icehouse Ventures’ Growth Fund II - a VC fund that will support around 20 established New Zealand technology companies win on the global stage. 



About CIM Group:

CIM is a community-focused real estate and infrastructure owner, operator, lender and developer. Since 1994, CIM has sought to create value in projects and positively impact the lives of people in communities across the Americas by delivering more than $60 billion of essential real estate and infrastructure projects. CIM strives to make a meaningful difference in the world by executing key environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives and enhancing each community in which it invests. For more information, visit http://www.cimgroup.com.


Generate Adviser takes on 30 marathons in 30 days to raise money for Movember.

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Generate Adviser takes on 30 marathons in 30 days to raise money for Movember.


This November, we’re supporting Generate adviser, Rob Wearing, as he takes on a (self-appointed!) challenge to run 30 marathons in 30 days in the hopes of fundraising $30,000 for charity, Movember.


Movember is an annual event where men are encouraged to grow moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness for men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide.


More recently, challenges like Robs have been the driving force for Movember fundraising across New Zealand.


We’re super proud of Rob and truly impressed by the challenge (30 marathons!), and so Generate have committed to donate $333 for every marathon Rob completes up to a total of $10,000!


When we asked Rob about his motivation, he said “This is a cause that is very close to my heart and I can’t wait to get started. Last year I ran 1,000kms over the month, completing various challenges along the way and ended up raising over $10,000. So really trying to push the boat out this year.”


Rob’s goal is to raise $30,000 for Movember. If you’d like to support him, check out his official Movember fundraising page here and keep up to date with his progress on his Instagram page @hittheroadrobbie.


We’ll also be updating our social media with all Rob’s key milestones so make sure you follow us on Instagram and Facebook.



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